A full mouth rehabilitation is often performed for patients who wish to correct a number of dental health issues at once. Whereas a smile makeover can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns simultaneously, a full mouth rehabilitation is custom-designed to improve both the function and the aesthetics of your smile. Oftentimes, full mouth rehabilitation patients experience an improvement in their overall quality of life thanks to this advanced restorative dental treatment.

Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Full mouth rehabilitation patients may have any number of common oral health concerns or cosmetic imperfections. Candidates may suffer from severe tooth decay, advanced periodontal disease (gum disease), tooth erosion, missing teeth, poor occlusion, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). In addition, full mouth rehabilitation candidates often have teeth affected by cracks, chips, stains, or discoloration.

What Are the Benefits of a Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Our Austin cosmetic dentists give patients the advantage of correcting various dental concerns in a holistic approach with full mouth rehabilitations. Patients benefit from this advanced treatment by addressing:

Austin Dental Spa uses modern dental technology to give patients the added benefit of effective yet expedited services, such as CEREC® same-day restorations. This revolutionary treatment can help you achieve your full mouth rehabilitation in less time with its in-office milling system.

How Much Does a Full Mouth Rehabilitation Cost?

A common concern with patients considering a full mouth rehabilitation is the amount they can expect to pay. Since a wide variety of solutions may be included in your treatment plan, and certain procedures may require multiple treatments, the cost will greatly vary from patient to patient. A full mouth rehabilitation can include a number of different treatments, such as dental implants, porcelain veneers, periodontal care, gum rejuvenation, and teeth whitening.

On average, the cost of a full mouth rehabilitation is estimated to be a minimum of $800 to $1,500 for each tooth, and the maximum total cost can be as much as $30,000 or more. Despite the higher price of the multi-tooth reconstruction, patients typically report their life-changing results make it a worthwhile investment. Depending on your dental insurance provider and plan, some of your costs may be covered. In addition, our practice offers dental financing to help make your procedure more affordable.

Since the price range for a full mouth rehabilitation is very patient-specific, you will need to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to receive a more accurate quote. At this visit, they will create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs.

What Are My Full Mouth Rehabilitation Procedure Options?

Since each full mouth rehabilitation is tailored by our dentists to meet the unique needs of the patient, treatment often combines a number of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures. Each component is selected during the consultation process and chosen by you and your dentist to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile. Possible procedures may include:

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an innovative solution for missing teeth that become a permanent part of your mouth. With unparalleled stability and natural-looking aesthetics, dental implants restore lost form and function with beautiful results.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are designed to conceal tooth imperfections such as chips, cracks, stains, discoloration, or even mild tooth misalignment. By attaching a thin layer of porcelain to the affected teeth, you can enhance the appearance of your smile.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be used to repair and fortify a tooth that has been affected by substantial damage or decay. Offering more structural support than porcelain veneers, dental crowns can be ideal for correcting imperfections of the rear teeth.

Gum Recontouring

Excess gum tissue, more commonly called a “gummy smile,” can affect the proportion of your teeth and gums. By recontouring the gums and removing any excess gum tissue, your smile can achieve a more balanced appearance.

TMD Treatment

To alleviate many of the common symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), our dentists can evaluate the balance of the jaw, the movement of the head and neck, and the force of your bite. Afterward, a treatment program with TruDenta® can be custom-made to meet your unique needs.

Periodontal Care

With deep cleaning and root planing, you can minimize or eliminate the common symptoms of gum disease, including redness, swelling, discomfort, or bleeding of the gums.

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a minimally invasive solution for receding gums. Our dentists are specially trained to perform this procedure, allowing patients to avoid needing gum grafting surgery.

What Are the Steps of a Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Although the procedures in a full mouth rehabilitation are highly customized to the needs of the patient, the overall treatment process typically involves the following steps:

Step 1: Oral Evaluation & Diagnosis

The beginning stage of your full mouth rehabilitation is assessing the different types of problems and the extent of your needs. One of our dentists will perform a comprehensive examination that may involve taking x-rays to fully visualize your oral structures. After discussing your concerns with you, our dentists will recommend which procedures are most beneficial for your dental needs.

Step 2: Treatment Planning

Once you and your dentist have agreed on which treatments you will undergo, the in-depth planning process can begin. Depending on the types of dental issues you have, this may involve multiple procedures to safely and effectively correct your damaged teeth, gums, and/or jaw. Our team will make sure you fully understand the details of your procedure so you know what to expect and are receiving the results you desire.

Step 3: Reconstructive Procedures

After your detailed treatment plan has been established, your dentist will begin performing the various stages of your full mouth rehabilitation. This typically begins with any preliminary treatments that are necessary, such as periodontal therapy, bone grafting, and tooth extractions. Once your oral health concerns have been addressed, your dentist will perform the remainder of your dental procedures, completing your look with any permanent restorations and final touches.

To prolong the transformation you receive with the full mouth rehabilitation process, you will need to return for routine check-ups and cleanings. Our dentists will advise you on any special precautions you may need to take to protect your new smile, but in most cases, patients can maintain their beautiful results by simply practicing good oral hygiene and attending routine exams.

What Results Can I Expect from a Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Upon completion of your full mouth rehabilitation, patients can see the immediate results of their natural-looking dental transformation. Our office utilizes high-quality, durable materials and advanced technology designed for strong, healthy, long-lasting results. Each element of the full mouth rehabilitation has varying longevity expectations, which your dentist will review with you prior to treatment.

Patients also receive post-procedure instructions to help maintain and preserve their new smile for as long as possible. This includes proper oral hygiene with daily brushing and flossing, routine professional cleanings, at least twice-annual exams, and taking care of newly added dental materials by avoiding biting down on hard foods and ice, eliminating all tobacco use, and using a nightguard if prone to grinding or clenching teeth at night.

How Do I Choose a Full Mouth Rehabilitation Dentist?

Choosing a dentist to perform your full mouth rehabilitation should be based on a balance of qualifications, trust, and alignment of aesthetic goals. As with any medical procedure, patients will benefit from doing their own research and seeking reliable recommendations to make this personal decision. A helpful background checklist for each prospective dentist may include:

Additional advantages to consider:

Our dentists hold themselves to the highest standards of patient care and treatment with many years – even decades – of qualified experience. We invite you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our full mouth rehabilitation services and the optimized care offered at Austin Dental Spa.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Vs. Smile Makeover

Both the full mouth rehabilitation and smile makeover share common goals of improving a patient’s dental concerns and addressing multiple issues at the same time. However, each treatment has a different main purpose:

Full Mouth Rehabilitation restores oral health and function by fixing severe tooth decay, advanced periodontal disease (gum disease), tooth erosion, missing teeth, poor occlusion, and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), as well as cracks, chips, or discoloration. Procedures offered for a full mouth rehabilitation generally include two or more of the following:

Smile Makeover typically refreshes your smile by concealing or remodeling cosmetic imperfections, such as chipped, cracked, worn-down, or stained teeth, disproportionate or misaligned teeth, gaps and spaces, or a “gummy” smile. Aesthetic treatment options available to choose from within a smile makeover are likely to include:

At Austin Dental Spa, we understand the importance of having the beautiful smile you desire and improved dental functionality you deserve. During an initial consultation, our team will review your dental health, needs, and goals to create a customized treatment plan just for you.

To learn more about full mouth rehabilitations, please contact us to schedule an appointment.