A Full-Mouth Reconstruction Explained By Dr. Tetri

Dr. Baruch Tetri’s provides a uniquely patient-first approach to treatment and planning. His work today reflects nearly two decades of training, education, and successful practice. These combine in truly state-of-the-art treatment and doing more in less time. Haute MD Expert Dr. Tetri explains what a Full-Mouth Reconstruction entails along with who is and who is not a good candidate for this procedure.

Dr. TetriPhoto Credit: ShutterstockHB: Who is a good candidate for a Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

Every patient comes to us with their own unique issues and considerations, but there are a few key things to bear in mind. Patients suffering from periodontal disease, as well as those with missing, fractured or broken teeth, whether from decay or a traumatic event, are outstanding candidates. Additionally, patients with teeth that have been eroded by food or drink or suffer acid reflux or grinding causing jaw pain or headaches, should consider the amazing benefits of full-mouth reconstruction. Whatever your circumstances, in every case the best first step is an initial consultation to precisely determine what you need, what you don’t, and how to proceed to get you to a point of living a happier, healthier, pain-free life.

HB: What can I expect from the initial consultation?

The first thing to bear in mind is that you’ll be on your way to a professional solution that will be life-changing in all the best ways. The initial consultation doesn’t take a lot of time, usually just 30-45 minutes, but we’ll cover a lot of ground in order to provide you detailed information enabling you to understand your options and the possible next steps. This visit includes a comprehensive oral examination, a panoramic radiograph, a dental examination, digital scanning, and the doctor’s diagnosis. You’ll enter unsure of your problem and how to proceed, but you’ll leave with an understanding of your condition and a clear path forward.

HB: What is the Full-Mouth Reconstruction process like?

The quick answer is that the process is mostly done in a day, in a single appointment, not over weeks, and without multiple visits. We’ve engineered a better process from start to finish. After consultation with the doctor, an appointment is scheduled for surgery. Patients will first prepare for this with a blood screen to identify other potential factors to consider. The scheduled surgical procedure will take 3-5 hours, where all teeth will be extracted under general anesthesia. Additionally, with the extractions completed, dental implants, and temporary teeth built in our own laboratory will be installed after the surgery. Patients awaken with a new smile and permanent new teeth will be delivered in 2-3 months.

Teeth extractionPhoto Credit: ShutterstockHB: What does a Full-Mouth Reconstruction treat?

Patients that come to us for Full-Mouth Reconstruction are typically in some form of dental duress. Many are suffering pain and limited functionality, unable to eat what they want, risking deterioration of the bone structure, and more. All of which contribute to the potential of further risks to their overall health because issues that begin in the mouth have an impact upon our total health. In our practice, thanks to the help of the most advanced digital technologies available today, we’re able to resolve these problems and prevent new ones in the future. Instead, by maintaining bone structure, preserving the appearance, and increasing functionality with the ability to eat what you want, you’ll leave with a healthy smile for life.

HB: Who isn’t a good candidate for Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

There is no procedure that is universally advised for everyone. It’s important, however, to understand that this procedure is intended for people with extensive dental issues and are experiencing severe pain, chronic discomfort, and limited functionality that conventional treatment can’t resolve. Patients that don’t require root canals or need multiple crowns are not ideal candidates. Additionally, patients without gum disease or missing teeth and enjoy basically good dental hygiene, are similarly not candidates for Full-Mouth Reconstruction. If you have doubts, we recommend an initial consultation to determine where you are, what you need, what you don’t, and the course of treatment to improve your quality of life.