Full Mouth Reconstruction in Los Angeles
A healthy and functional smile gives you confidence and protects your overall well-being. If you have several dental or oral health issues that you need to fix, a full mouth reconstruction can help. At the practice of Robert S. Nishikawa, DDS, we offer personalized full mouth reconstruction in Los Angeles to improve the health and aesthetics of your smile.
Our team combines skill, experience, creativity, and modern techniques to deliver a stunning smile through restorative and cosmetic procedures. Whether you have lots of missing teeth, gum disease, or jaw problems, we can help. Get in touch with us today to discuss your needs and begin your journey to a healthier and more appealing smile.
CALL US: (310) 553-7643 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction refers to a treatment that combines multiple dental procedures to restore your oral function and improve the appearance of your teeth. It restores your teeth, enhances the health of your gums, and ensures you have a proper bite.
Full mouth reconstruction usually occurs in stages and may take several months from start to finish depending on your oral health needs. Since full mouth reconstruction is necessary for safeguarding your oral health, it is not an elective treatment, which means you can utilize your insurance to pay for the treatment.
Treatment Options in Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction combines restorative and cosmetic treatments to give you a smile that looks and functions well. The procedures in full mouth reconstruction depend on the issues you want to treat. Our dentist will evaluate your mouth to determine what you need to attain your ideal smile. Below are some of the procedures we may recommend as part of your full mouth reconstruction.
- Restorations such as fillings and crowns
- Tooth replacement solutions like bridges, dentures, and dental implants
- Root canal therapy for decayed teeth
- Gum disease treatment
- Dental veneers
- TMD and bruxism treatment
- Professional teeth whitening
- Inlays and onlays
Your treatment can also include replacing existing tooth restorations that are damaged or worn out. Our team will only recommend treatments that you truly need.
The Difference Between a Smile Makeover and Full Mouth Reconstruction
Most people mistake a smile makeover with full mouth reconstruction. Although both treatments combine more than two procedures, your Los Angeles smile makeover uses cosmetic procedures that focus on improving the beauty of your smile. On the other hand, full mouth reconstruction restores the function and health of your smile. However, we customize each aspect to complement your smile's aesthetic, so you will enjoy the added benefits of a beautiful smile.
Since a smile makeover is purely for aesthetic purposes, you may not use your insurance to finance your treatment as the procedures are optional. What's more, you need to have a healthy mouth before your smile makeover. Unlike a full mouth reconstruction, a smile makeover does not treat oral health issues.
Who Needs Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction can address even complex issues and is especially successful in treating multiple health concerns in a single, unified treatment plan. You can benefit from full mouth reconstruction if you have the following conditions:
- Cracked, broken, or loose teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Missing teeth
- Permanent teeth discoloration
- Gum disease and bleeding gums
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
- Bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding)
- Misaligned teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Collapsed bite
- Missing or damaged restorations
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have lots of missing teeth, pain, jaw problems, loose teeth, or bleeding gums. We can effectively address the above issues individually or combine them to ease your pain and give you a healthier smile.
Our Full Mouth Reconstruction Process in Los Angeles
Understanding your treatment process helps you know what to expect and allows you to prepare adequately. Below are the steps you can expect when you come to our practice for full mouth reconstruction in Los Angeles.
Consultation is the first step towards a healthy and functional smile. Our dentists will discuss your smile goals and what you expect to achieve with your treatment. Our team will also evaluate your teeth, gums, and bite, ask about your symptoms, and check your medical records to understand your situation. We conduct extensive diagnosis and evaluation to determine the exact problems and plan your treatment effectively.
In addition to a visual assessment, our team will take x-ray records of your mouth to find issues that may be invisible to the naked eye. We also take impressions of your teeth. The impressions act as reference points after your treatment and help create custom restorations if you need them.
Our dentist uses the results from your evaluation, dental impressions, and digital smile designs to create your treatment plan. Here, we determine the procedures you need for a fully functional and healthy smile. Since every patient is unique and has different smile needs and goals, we tailor the treatments to address your specific issues. You are free to ask any questions about your treatment, including the cost, to help you decide the way forward for your treatment. Our team is happy to provide any information you may need to ensure you make an informed decision about your oral health.
Your Los Angeles full mouth reconstruction will take place over several weeks or months and require multiple dental visits. We can do the treatments focusing on the whole mouth or one area at a time, depending on your situation. Note that procedures like dental implants require time to heal before placing restorations.
Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction comes with numerous benefits for your smile and overall well-being. Tooth replacement improves your oral function allowing you to smile, speak, and chew properly. You also get a confidence boost when you have a complete set of healthy and beautiful teeth and gums. Since it addresses dental issues that may lead to systemic illnesses like heart disease, a full mouth reconstruction will protect your oral health and boost your quality of life.
Financing Your Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment in Los Angeles
We believe that every person should have access to quality dental care, regardless of financial background. As such, we try to work with your medical plan to fund your treatment. We accept Compassionate® Finance and CareCredit® to ensure you get quality dentistry services. Our practice also offers in-house insurance through Kleer® dental membership plans with several options to handle your treatment costs.
Restore Your Smile with Full Mouth Reconstruction in Los Angeles
If you are looking for a full mouth reconstruction in Los Angeles, Robert S. Nishikawa, DDS, is ready and available to help. We believe that everyone deserves a smile that looks and feels good, and we're committed to helping you achieve it. Whether you're dealing with missing teeth, gum disease, old restorations, or anything in between, you can count on us to find the solution you need that's custom and affordable. Contact us today to discuss your needs and begin your journey to a healthier and more functional smile.
CALL US: (310) 553-7643 REQUEST APPOINTMENT