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Westgate Dental

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full Mouth Reconstruction services offered in West Des Moines, IA

If you have extensive dental damage, it’s easy to feel as though there’s no path back to a healthy smile. At Westgate Dental in West Des Moines, Iowa, Colin Odland, DDS, Ryan Langel, DDS, Jeremy Flinkman, DDS, lead a team of professionals who perform full mouth reconstruction, an approach that restores smiles and confidence. Book a visit online or by phone today to get started.

What is full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction, also called full mouth rehabilitation or smile restoration, is a term used to describe a combination of treatments that restore the structural integrity, health, and appearance of your teeth. These treatments can restore or replace all or most of your natural teeth.

Just as your smile is unlike any other, your full mouth reconstruction process is also unique. Your dentist works closely with you to discuss your treatment needs and goals. You can explore various options and review the pros and cons of each approach. 

There is never any pressure to choose one treatment over another, and no pushy sales tactics. The professionals at Westgate Dental understand that treatment decisions are personal and impactful, and strive to provide all the details you need to make an informed decision about your care. 

What brings people in for full mouth reconstruction services?

People need advanced dental services for a variety of reasons. For some, traumatic injury caused extensive damage to teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. Others turn to smile reconstruction to address decay and disease brought about by limited access to dental care during childhood. 

Certain diseases and medications cause substantial damage to teeth and bone tissue. Full mouth reconstruction corrects those issues and gives you a fresh start with a healthy smile. 

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can wear down your teeth by placing undue stress on the biting surfaces. A full mouth reconstruction may help repair damaged teeth without the need for extraction. 

How long does it take for a full mouth reconstruction to be complete?

There is no standard timeline for full mouth reconstruction. Your needs are unlike those of any other patient, so your journey won’t align with a set timeline. 

When you come in for your consultation, your dentist explains the available options and what to expect in terms of the timeline. Some treatments require a period of waiting in between steps. 

For example, dental implants require a long break between placing the implanted post and securing the crown. If you need extractions, you might also have to wait for your gum tissue to heal before moving forward with the next step. 

As you move through the process, you have the full guidance and support of the Westgate Dental team. Feel free to ask questions and express concerns as they arise. To learn more, book a one-on-one consultation online or by phone today.