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How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?

Posted on 2/8/2021 by Office
How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?A full mouth reconstruction encompasses multiple dental procedures over the course of numerous appointments. It is one of the most involved and expensive of all dental surgeries. These are usually reserved for patients who have severe cases of decay and disease. It takes an incredible time commitment as well as a monetary commitment on the part of the patient. Full mouth reconstructions are sometimes recommended after patients have dealt with the ramifications of periodontal disease for some time.

What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is defined as any procedure which affects all teeth in the oral cavity. Getting a filling for a single tooth is not considered a full mouth reconstruction however having crowns or dental bonding across groups of their teeth would be. A full mouth reconstruction involves multiple procedures and can include tooth extraction, crown placement, dental bonding, bone grafts, and gum grafts along with veneer or whitening solutions.

How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?

The length of time it takes to get a Full Mouth Reconstruction completed varies greatly. It is fully dependent upon the type of dental procedures necessary to complete and the end goals with regard to the patient's treatment. For those needing crown placements as a part of their reconstructive process, it can take six to eight months alone to complete just that portion of the process.

The only way to know for sure how long it will take is by having a complete assessment. At that time, the type of procedures and the overall treatment plan will be formulated, and the length of time will be estimated.

During our assessment, we will determine if dental implants, bridges, veneers or crowns can be used to meet the patient's treatment goals. The entire full mouth reconstruction takes multiple appointments to fully complete. Each patient is different and the length of time necessary to heal from each procedure will be different. That is why it is difficult to say with any sense of accuracy how long a full mouth reconstruction will take.

Some full mouth reconstruction procedures could take many months to fully complete. If you are considering getting this procedure, please reach out to us.


Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS

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