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Aug
21

How Long Does it Take to Get a Full Mouth Restoration?

Getting a completely brand-new smile may be the best financial investment you ever make. Although worth every penny, you’ll likely also find that it’s a major investment of time.

Beyond just white straight teeth, a full mouth restoration (FMR) or “reconstruction” involves repairing the function of your bite. FMR means bringing every tooth in your smile into perfect harmony.

How much time should you expect to put into your FMR?

Why FMRs Take Time

It takes a lot of careful planning with your dentist to determine what changes are needed to get your mouth working comfortably again.

In addition to planning treatment for restoring teeth, your FMR could also include:

  • Gum therapy and surgery
  • Bite adjustment
  • Tissue grafts
  • Alterations to improve esthetics, such as the shape of your chin’s profile

Planning for all these procedures and consulting with other specialists takes time.

How Long Treatment Takes

Your FMR from start to finish may take about year. For many patients, even more time is needed. This is because a full mouth restoration can include procedures that take months to complete. Dental crowns and fillings can be done in a matter of weeks. Fitting a partial denture can take up to a month. Implants, however, may need several months before they are healed and ready for use.

Procedures like those just listed can take even longer if you need a root canal, extractions, or some other surgery.

Speed Up Your FMR

You can cut out a lot of time by planning a longer appointment so that you can get all necessary fillings and crowns done in one day.

Contact your local dentist to find out whether an FMR is right for you and how long it may take.

Posted on behalf of:
Muccioli Dental
6300 Hospital Pkwy # 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(678) 389-9955

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