A full mouth reconstruction can be both expensive and life-altering. Both of these facts need to be weighed when considering the operations that are involved. The process can take several months, including the recuperation. All of that depends on how much work is required. If a person is considering doing the procedures required, they need to be educated on what is involved. At the end of the day, some of the procedures will help someone be able to eat without pain and smile without shame. Those two reasons are enough for someone to spend the same that they would for a new car on having this happen.
The first part of the process will determine what must be done. This will also help determine if the patient’s insurance will help. During this time, there will be x rays, teeth indentations, and several other procedures done. The dentist has to determine what work is necessary, how it will best be accomplished, and what the schedule of all of this will be. Depending on the extent of the issues, there will be a long discussion between the patient and the dentist after all of this. The insurance company will also need to be consulted to see if they will pay for any of it.
There are several factors that must be looked at. Broken, damaged, and missing teeth can be replaced with implants or false teeth. Gum disease will have to combated. If a person has Temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorder, the jaw will have to be fixed. Misalignment of the teeth is another issue that will be looked at. An amount that is to be considered is that it can cost anywhere from three to five thousand per tooth to fix the issues. The person could be looking at thirty to fifty thousand in total cost, if not a lot more.
Reasons to do
One of the reasons that people will consider these procedures is that eating causes pain. People are judged by their smile, which is a known factor with job hiring and presenters. Both of these issues lower the quality of life for people. While a person can survive with the pain, it will make them more stressed. Stress leads to several health issues. People will also change their diets, usually not for the better, if they find some foods bring less pain. If their smile is not where they want it, this will cause them to not go for promotions or better jobs. The less confident people are unable to succeed when they want to.
At the end of the day, the patient has to decide if this is right for them. The costs may be higher than they would want, but the change in their quality of life can make them healthier and happier. TMJ does not need to cause pain for a person. Neither do bad teeth. A smile can help bring many opportunities that did not exist before. All of this needs to be considered when the process starts.