If you suffer from decayed, broken, or missing teeth, or any combination of various oral health issues, it can be difficult to know where to even start dental treatment. A full mouth reconstruction is a combination of procedures designed to help you achieve optimal oral health. Dr. Steve Ollason and the team at New Mexico Smile Center in Albuquerque, NM, carefully evaluate every smile to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns. Although a complete full mouth rehabilitation can span several weeks or months, the results can help you enjoy a healthier smile for a lifetime.
Depending on your needs, a full mouth reconstruction can include treatments such as:
The only way to determine which procedures you need is to visit a dentist who offers comprehensive care.
Restoring your smile from start to finish can be a somewhat complex and detailed process, so your initial consultation with Dr. Ollason is very important. You can generally expect several stages:
We will begin by taking digital x-rays of your smile. These images allow us to process and show you your images faster than ever before. Using your x-rays, Dr. Ollason is able to recommend which treatments will most effectively restore your oral health.
We pride ourselves on our understanding and informative approach to dental care, which is why we dedicate a large amount of time to your consultation with the doctor. During your meeting with Dr. Ollason, you will sit down and discuss what you hope to gain from treatment, as well as your future goals for the health and aesthetics of your smile.
We want every patient to have access to the functional and beautiful smile that they deserve, so we have a Dental Benefit Program and also accept financing.
If you have missing teeth, we will also explain how you can build a strong foundation for your restored smile with dental implants or the All-on-4® technique.
Using out iTero® intraoral scanner, we will take digital impressions of your smile. These will help us construct a customized treatment plan without using messy, uncomfortable traditional impressions.
About two weeks after your initial consultation, you will come back to our office to review your treatment options. At this time, we are able to provide a wax-up of any dental restorations, such as dental crowns or veneers. A wax-up is a model which you can try on to get a better sense of what your results could look like. If you are happy with the proposed treatment plan, we can begin staging out your procedures.
When beginning a full mouth reconstruction, we will first make sure that you have a healthy foundation. If you have damaged fillings, these will need to be replaced with tooth-colored restorations. Infected or badly damaged teeth may need to be extracted, and gum disease will need to be treated with scaling and root planing or another periodontal treatment. By establishing a healthy foundation for your smile prior to beginning treatment, we can ensure the best possible results.
If replacing missing teeth is a part of your reconstruction plan, we can place dental implants in our office. These small titanium posts are embedded in the jaw and can support a range of restorations. Although every patient recovers at different rates, you can expect to be fully healed from implant surgery after about four to six months.
Once your implants are fully fused with your jawbone, you will be ready to receive your final restorations. After impressions have been taken and connector pieces placed, implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures will be permanently attached to your implants. You may also choose to complete your full mouth reconstruction with cosmetic dentistry treatments that address the look of your smile.
Because a full mouth reconstruction is such an extensive treatment, many patients are worried about the cost. The overall cost of your full mouth rehabilitation will depend on various factors including the current condition of your smile, whether dental implant surgery is involved, and your overall goals.
We want every patient to have access to the functional and beautiful smile that they deserve. We accept most insurance plans with the exception of Centennial and Medicaid. If you do not have dental insurance, you can also participate in our Dental Benefit Program. Our practice also accepts CareCredit® financing to assist with out-of-pocket expenses.
Dr. Ollason can help to improve the health and beauty of your smile from top to bottom. Every smile is unique, and every reconstruction also includes different procedures. To find out which treatments are right for you, schedule a consultation online or call New Mexico Smile Center at (505) 275-1663.
10151 Montgomery NE
Bldg 3, Ste B
Albuquerque, NM 87111
This is a great dental practice--you won't find better in Albuquerque. Dr. Ollason is an excellent dentist and a very personable fellow.