About how many days of rehabilitation are needed for full mouth reconstruction?
What is the Average Hospital Stay for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
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Full Mouth Reconstruction - Easier than you think.
Dental Full Mouth reconstruction does not require a hospital stay. It is usually done in the dental office. This refers to reconstruction with the use of dental porcelain crowns, veneers and onlays.
There would generally be a few dental visits prior to the teeth preparation. These could involve the followings:
- Determining the position of the new bite to accommodate the porcelain restorations
- Decide on the shape and colour of the new restorations
- Identify any other potential factors such as gum disease that might need to be addressed in advance
When it comes to preparing all the teeth for the new porcelain restorations it can all be done in one day. At that point acrylic temporaries would be placed on the prepared teeth which can resemble the exact shape of the final porcelain crowns/veneers/onlays which will be fabricated by the dental laboratory. This visit would be followed by a single appointment where all the restorations will be cemented. Once this is completed there would generally be at least one post op visit to make any minor adjustments.
If a reconstruction refers to altering the jaws or any other facial aspects using surgery than the hospital stay will vary depending on what surgical procedures are performed. Many surgical procedures could be performed in the surgeons office. This is something that you would have to find out from the surgeon
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