Also known as Full Mouth Restoration, this treatment is just as its name implies: restoring a mouth to a healthy, natural state. It is resorted to for many cases such as loss of teeth, fractured teeth, damage from teeth grinding, uneven bite alignment, acid erosion, and trauma. Given the wide scope of this treatment and the many dental issues it can treat and correct, it is considered both a medical and cosmetic series of procedures.
Dental procedures can be costly and are even more so if you don’t have insurance to cover dental work. With prices ranging from $500 in the most minimal of cases to well over $80,000 for more complicated scenarios, varying from state to state, something this necessary can seriously put a dent into your finances. Getting this type of treatment in Costa Rica is much less expensive, and you get the same level of quality from our U.S. certified dentists.
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full Mouth Restoration and Reconstruction, as a treatment, covers a wide variety of dental issues that are in turn caused by many different things. Restoring a mouth and dental structure back to what is considered a natural, healthy, aesthetically pleasing state can require a combination of many types of individual procedures. Full Mouth Reconstructions involves taking a clinical look at the state of a patient’s dental and mouth conditions, determining what procedures are needed to restore them back into a healthy condition, or reconstruct them into proper condition, as well as what order these must be conducted in to ensure optimal results while ensuring the patient’s health.
The series of procedures that comprise Full Mouth Reconstruction can take a few months or even a year, and they may involve various types of dental specialists. Depending on what is necessary to restore a mouth to its optimal state, specialists such as prosthodontists (cosmetic restoration and teeth replacement specialists), implantologists (dental implant specialists), periodontists (gum specialists), orthodontists (specialists in tooth positioning and movement), and endodontists (tooth pulp specialists) may be involved in a process that already requires, on average, dental implants, veneers, crowns, and bridges.
Types of Full Mouth Reconstruction
As Full Mouth Reconstructions involves a tailored combination of procedures, breaking it down into set types is not straightforward. Instead, it is better to focus on the types of procedures that may be conducted on a case by case basis as it may be judged necessary. Below, we will break down what procedures can be part of a Full Mouth Reconstruction or Restoration, and what each of them entrails:
Prophylactic Teeth Cleaning: Also known as dental prophylaxis, teeth cleaning is a procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth and can help greatly in maintaining proper health in the mouth. Techniques such as debridement via saline solutions, manual scaling and polishing, as well as the use of ultrasonic equipment are among those used for dental prophylaxis.
Gum Disease or Gum Tissue Intervention: These are professional techniques used to treat advanced cases of gum disease. These include scaling, which uses specialized hand instruments to remove plaque (bacterial biofilm) and calculus (hardened plaque deposits), and using ultrasonic equipment to remove plaque, among others.
Temporary Restoration: Temporary restoration techniques are employed when full mouth restoration requires more complex procedures to be carried out across two or more appointments or sessions. They’re intended to protect the tooth’s pulp. These temporary fillings are generally composed of zinc oxide eugenol, but other alternative materials may be used.
Surgery: Jaw realignment, tooth decay, and other conditions may require surgery in varying degrees. Root canal (pulpotomy and pulpectomy), dental implants, and oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) are among the various surgical procedures that may come into play in full mouth restoration.
Porcelain Veneers: Cosmetically appealing and stain-resistant, porcelain veneers are used to stave off future tooth decay while also restoring or reshaping a tooth to a healthy and functional state. These are used only on the frontal surface area of the tooth.
Dental Crowns: Also known as dental caps, crowns are used to cover or encircle a tooth or dental implant, effectively improving both its strength and appearance.
Dental Implants: Titanium and zirconia implants are surgically placed in the mandible or maxilla (bone) and an artificial tooth is connected to it after it has been allowed to heal.
Bridges: Typically used after a tooth extraction, two or more crowns are connected by a fixed prosthesis to replace a missing tooth or teeth.
Fillings: Varying in what materials are used, these are more permanent solutions to stop tooth decay and replace damaged parts of the tooth.
Orthodontics: The use of implants and prosthesis-supported implants (braces and headgear) to correct misaligned teeth and jaws.
Benefits of Getting a Full Mouth Reconstruction
The benefits of having a healthy smile and mouth are, simply put, having an improvement on your daily life both short and long term. The correction of medical and health issues caused by a wide variety of factors is integral to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Reducing or eliminating pain caused by damage and wear and tear, restoring your mouth and dentures to their functional state, and correcting any problems that would make your mouth and teeth otherwise cosmetically and medically unfit, are what Full Mouth Reconstruction or Restoration provides.
Tooth decay gone rampant, uneven teeth due to teeth grinding, even neuromuscular issues and temporomandibular disorders can be corrected with Full Mouth Restoration. In addition to the obvious physical benefits, the cosmetic improvements can greatly bolster a patient’s self-esteem and psychological state, making them feel happier and more confident about their appearance as a byproduct of their improved dental health.
How Much Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost in Costa Rica?
Full Mouth Reconstruction prices in Costa Rica can range anywhere from $18,000 to $25,000, however this will vary greatly depending on each patient.
Dental procedures and treatments in the US, Canada, and Europe can be very costly. Full mouth reconstruction is a treatment that can involve many different procedures and therefore be rather expensive even if you have insurance to cover many of the costs. With prices of such treatment starting at the $500 mark, on average, and ballooning upwards of $80,000 or more, the strain on any person’s financial state could make them reconsider their need for proper dental health.
Don’t let the cost of dental health in your country keep you from the treatment you deserve. Our dental professionals offer the same degree of quality and care, as well as experience, as you would receive in your home country at a much lower price. Our dentists are all graduated from top dental schools in the United States and are prepared to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, all while enjoying the many wonders that Costa Rica has to offer during your downtime.
Things to consider when thinking of doing Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full Mouth Reconstruction, as mentioned above, is a treatment that may involve many kinds of dental procedures. As such, a full review of your past dental health and medical history is required before any treatment plan can be decided upon. Tests such as x-rays and thorough dental inspections will also be necessary to determine how best to approach a restoration. Additionally, more than one trip to Costa Rica may be necessary depending on the amount of procedures, complexity thereof, and the healing time necessary to complete full rehabilitation between sessions.
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