MARK L. STANKEWITZ, D.D.S.
BOARD CERTIFIED PROSTHODONTIST
Advanced Cosmetic, Reconstructive, and Implant Dentistry
When you're in need of extensive and complex reconstructive dentistry, a Prosthodontist is the educated choice...
Reconstructive Dentistry Q & A
What is dental reconstruction?
As the name implies, full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in a patient's mouth. Full mouth reconstructions combine esthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth. Prosthodontics are the educated choice for the treatment of patients who need these extensive, costly, and complex procedures because it is the only dental specialty that provides formal education in reconstructive dentistry. Prosthodontists receive three years of additional formal postgraduate training in reconstructive dentistry beyond that of a general dentist.
What is considered restorative dental work?
Restorative dentistry refers to management and procedures that your dentist performs to keep your mouth healthy and functional. These procedures include putting in dental implants, dentures, fillings, and crowns. Prosthodontists are experts in restoring a single tooth to a full mouth reconstruction.
How long does a full mouth reconstruction take?
How long does full mouth reconstruction take? It usually takes at least several months, up to a year or more to complete the steps of full mouth reconstruction. The timeline depends on the specific procedures and treatments included.
Can you replace all of your teeth with implants?
If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full arch bridge or implant retained full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots. Before the availability of dental implants - replacing all your teeth - meant removable full dentures.
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