What to Expect During and After Full Mouth Reconstruction

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What to Expect During and After Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction is a great treatment option for those dissatisfied with their smile's appearance. Find out what you can expect from the full mouth reconstruction process here.

While it may seem that some people are blessed with a perfect smile, that’s not true for everyone. Maybe your teeth looked and functioned great when you were younger, but dental problems have started to take their toll. You might’ve experienced problems like decay, breakage, gum disease, or even missing teeth, and the appearance of your smile and your confidence have declined. 

Full mouth reconstruction can rescue all these dental issues and restore your teeth’s appearance and functionality. 

At Laguna Vista Dental in Elk Grove, California, Krystle L. Fenton, DDSBenjamin Radlein, DDS, and the rest of our team offer full mouth reconstruction to fulfill your unique needs and concerns. This blog reviews what you can expect from a full mouth reconstruction.

The full mouth reconstruction process

Full mouth reconstruction addresses not only how your teeth function but also how they look. Each full mouth reconstruction plan looks different depending on your needs and wants. In most cases, reconstruction treatment plans involve a variety of treatments performed at specific intervals to give you the best results.

Here are examples of treatments we could include in your full mouth reconstruction plan:

Dental implants

Dental implants give you a natural-feeling alternative to dentures. We embed the implants into your jawbone for a secure fit, and they can replace just one tooth or a whole row by anchoring dentures. 

Root canals

A root canal saves your badly damaged, decayed, or infected teeth. We typically use a root canal instead of extraction to keep your natural bite pattern. 

Crowns or bridges

Crowns are “caps” that are the color of your natural teeth and fit snugly over any damaged tooth. Bridges are restorations that span the gap between one or more missing teeth. Both of these treatments can improve your smile's appearance and function.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding is a technique used to add surface area to teeth that are chipped or misshapen. The tooth-colored material can also brighten discolored teeth. 


If you have discolored, misshapen, cracked, or crooked teeth, veneers — ultra-thin tooth covers — cover the front surface to improve the appearance of your smile. 

Gum or bone grafting

If you’ve lost gum or bone tissue due to age or an underlying condition, you’re at risk for tooth loss and infection. So, we offer gum and bone grafting to augment existing tissue to improve your oral health and aesthetics. 

What happens when your full mouth reconstruction is complete?

If you have multiple procedures done for your full mouth reconstruction, the “aftereffects” will vary from treatment to treatment. Procedures like dental implants or root canals might leave you with minor pain or discomfort following your treatment, so have some over-the-counter pain relief medications handy. 

However, other treatments, like veneers and bonding, are painless, so you can expect to leave with a beautiful new smile.

After your full mouth reconstruction plan is finished, you can enjoy a beautiful, healthier-looking smile. Full mouth reconstruction can help you feel more confident about your overall oral health since this process reduces your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. When your teeth and gums are healthy and in good shape, they’re much easier to care for.

Next steps

If you don’t like how your smile looks, full mouth reconstruction might be the best next step for you. To learn more about our full mouth reconstruction options or if you’re a good candidate, contact our team today for more information. You can do this over the phone or online today.