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Are you missing several teeth or suffering from severe decay? Has an accident or injury left you with a litany of dental problems you feel might never be solved? Don’t let embarrassment stop you from seeking the treatment you need and deserve. With more than 30 years of experience, Drs. John and Joyce Warwick can help patients who need advanced care achieve optimal oral wellness through full mouth reconstruction in Pittsburgh, PA.



Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction Right for Me?

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A full mouth reconstruction isn’t a single treatment, but rather a unique type of treatment plan that is used to help patients with several ongoing and interrelated dental problems. Rather than addressing someone’s damaged or missing teeth, gum disease, and bite problems one at a time, a full mouth reconstruction allows us to solve all of a patient’s issues at once. The goal is to not only improve a person’s appearance, but also restore their health and oral functionality to an acceptable baseline.

The Full Mouth Reconstruction Process 

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To start the full mouth reconstruction process, we provide a thorough exam and assessment and will discuss your expectations. Depending on your treatment plan, it may be necessary to complete your dental work in phases to maximize your results.

By providing a personalized combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures, we can meet your individual needs and create a beautiful smile you’ll be proud to show off. The timeline can vary from patient to patient and may involve attending multiple appointments over the course of several months or even close to a year. Know that we will be with you every step of the way and will always let you know what to expect so there are never any surprises.

Understanding the Cost of a Full Mouth Reconstruction

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The individual steps of a full mouth reconstruction are always different for each patient, and as such, the cost is never the same either. We will discuss all of the financial details at your consultation, and we’ll also touch on how you can make your treatment more affordable. Dental insurance can often be used to offset the cost of many treatments (including dental implants in some cases). We also give our patients the option to space out paying for their reconstruction using low-to-no-interest financing with CareCredit. All of this will be touched on before we begin treatment so there is a solid plan in place that is perfect for your oral health and budget.

Full Mouth Reconstruction FAQs

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Chances are you have a few questions regarding your full mouth reconstruction, whether they’re about the specific procedures involved or just the overall process. No matter what questions are on your mind, our team will make a point of answering them as clearly and thoroughly as possible so that you aren’t left with any uncertainties on the day of your treatment. Below, you will find our responses to some particularly common full mouth reconstruction questions.

How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure Take?

It’s hard to give an exact answer to this question given all the variables involved. Obviously, the exact services performed can make a difference, as some treatments might take longer to complete than others. For example, if you need to wear Invisalign to straighten your misaligned teeth, the process can potentially take months. In other cases, it might be possible to have multiple procedures completed on the same day.

Once we have determined what treatments your smile needs, we can give you a more detailed estimate of how long the process will take to complete. If there are any upcoming events that you want to prepare your smile for, we will try to take that into account.

How Long Will My Full Mouth Reconstruction Results Last?

Some treatments tend to yield longer-lasting results than others. That being said, your new smile will typically last longer if you make a point of taking good care of it. You can do so by:

  • Brushing at least two times every day.
  • Scheduling a dental checkup and cleaning every six months.
  • Giving up smoking and any other habits that are bad for your oral health.
  • Staying away from hard foods that can damage teeth and restorations.
  • Avoiding any dark-colored beverages that could leave stains on your teeth.

Can I Get a Full Mouth Reconstruction if I Smoke?

The answer can be “yes” in many cases, but we’ll need to examine your mouth and consider your circumstances first. Note that even if you are eligible for a full mouth reconstruction, you will most likely be told to stop smoking for a while. Tobacco can interfere with your mouth’s healing processes, so smoking could affect the success rate of specific procedures. We suggest talking to your primary physician if you’re having trouble giving up cigarettes.

Does Getting a Full Mouth Reconstruction Hurt?

Keeping your discomfort to a minimum will always be one of our goals during the full mouth reconstruction process. We may use a local anesthetic to keep your mouth numb for dental implant surgery and other procedures.

Depending on what treatment you underwent, your mouth may be sore for a few days. Our team will give you any necessary aftercare instructions and provide tips for staying comfortable. In many cases, you may need to maintain a soft food diet for a certain amount of time.