Full Mouth Reconstruction Arlington Heights, IL

When a patient comes to us with complex, often painful dental problems or the desire for a dramatic smile makeover, it may take a combination of dental treatments and procedures to achieve the desired result. Dr. Brent Engelberg is a highly trained and experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist in Arlington Heights. He can restore your dental health, the appearance of your smile, and your confidence with a full mouth reconstruction.

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About Full Mouth Reconstruction 

Dr. Engelberg will combine cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry skills, carefully analyzing each case to determine the best course of action. In addition to repairing and replacing teeth, periodontal therapy or even gum surgery may be recommended to ensure healthy support for your restored smile.

A full-mouth reconstruction is a life-changing experience for many patients at our office, enabling them to regain their quality of life and self-confidence. In many cases, this process can help patients to keep as many of their natural teeth as possible, avoiding the need for full dentures.

What to Expect

The process will begin with a consultation to evaluate your dental health and discuss your personal concerns and goals to be considered in treatment planning. The amount of treatments or procedures that will need to be incorporated into your treatment will depend on your unique dental problems and desired result.

The next step will be a diagnostic visit to take digital x-rays, scans, and impressions for your treatment. If periodontal disease is an issue, this may be addressed first to restore health and create a stable environment for dental restorations.

Dr. Engelberg will work with you to create a suitable treatment plan and schedule for any necessary procedures, which may include:

When necessary, Dr. Engelberg will refer you to local specialists for procedures, including gum surgery and the surgical phase of dental implants.

Real Patients, Real Results

Bruce had been seeing a dentist for years who did not know how to proceed to help him keep the rest of his teeth. After losing two additional teeth, Bruce felt that there was no way to avoid dentures–but then he was referred to Dr. Brent Engelberg in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and his life changed!

After working with Dr. Engelberg’s network of dental specialists, porcelain veneers and crowns were placed, implants were restored, and Bruce could smile for a lifetime!

Full Mouth Reconstruction FAQs

How long does a full mouth restoration recovery last? 

Full mouth restoration can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to recover from. The length of a patient’s recovery depends on the surgery’s severity and reconstruction. Full mouth restoration often involves multiple procedures over months.

Is full mouth reconstruction painful? 

You will be numbed or put under sedation before procedures begin. You will feel no pain throughout the process. While your mouth will be extra sensitive post-procedure, this typically disappears after a few days. We will also recommend pain medication and cold compresses for comfortable healing. 

Do gums grow back after surgery?

After surgery, gums will not grow back. If gum tissue is removed during surgery, it will not grow back. Many patients want their gums removed to show more of their teeth. Gum removal is a permanent fix for these patients. However, gum grafting can add new tissue to receded gums.

Who is a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction?

We recommend full mouth reconstructions for patients with multiple extensive dental problems. Common dental problems full mouth reconstructions address include missing teeth, tooth damage, and infections. Patients with one or more dental issues can renew their oral health with a full mouth reconstruction. 

Can a full mouth reconstruction relieve jaw pain?

Yes, it’s possible for a full mouth reconstruction to relieve jaw pain and related TMJ symptoms. Replacing missing teeth and fixing damaged teeth removes pressure from the teeth and the TMJ. Creating an even bite distributes biting force throughout the mouth.

Is a full mouth reconstruction the same as a full mouth rehabilitation?

Yes, these terms are used interchangeably. A full mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation renews the function and comfort of the teeth, gums, and jaw.