Have you been dreaming of a fuller, healthier smile? Does eating or speaking cause you pain or embarrassment? Millions of Americans opt to undergo full-mouth restorations. Choosing a full-mouth restoration in the Lehigh Valley is a significant step towards achieving not only a more appealing smile but also improved oral health and functionality. At Center Valley Dental, we understand that undergoing such comprehensive dental work can be daunting. That’s why we’re here to help you prepare. Here’s what you can expect during your full-mouth restoration.

Initial Consultation

Your full-mouth restoration begins with an initial consultation. During this visit, you’ll meet with either Dr. Matt Lang or Dr. Damien Ren, two of our expert dentists, who will discuss your dental health, smile goals, and any concerns you might have. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and express what you hope to achieve through full mouth restoration. What would you like your dream smile to look like?

Comprehensive Exam

Following the consultation, we’ll conduct a thorough examination of your mouth. This step always involves X-rays and possibly 3D imaging to assess the extent of dental work needed. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Then using advanced dental technology, we can show you a preview of what your smile will look like once your treatment is complete. In this step, it is our goal to ensure that your expectations align with the treatment plan presented. Adjustments can be made as necessary.

The Treatment Process

Full-mouth restorations often involve multiple types of dental procedures, which can include extractions, dental implants, crowns, bridges, and veneers. The exact combination of treatments will depend on your unique situation. When we walk you through your treatment plan, detailing each procedure and what you can expect.

Phased Approach to Care

Given the comprehensive nature of full-mouth restorations, treatments are typically completed in phases. This phased approach provides time for healing between procedures, if necessary. On average, the recovery period lasts three to four months. However, recovery times can vary depending on the specific procedures involved in your full mouth restoration.

To aid in the healing process, patients should ensure that they are:

  • Using ice packs: Cold compresses help reduce swelling after your full mouth restoration. Note that swelling typically lasts for several days.
  • Taking medication: Ensuring you are taking the correct medication as prescribed will prevent infections and minimize pain after treatment.
  • Relaxing: Full mouth restoration procedures can take several hours. As a result, patients will often feel disoriented after their procedure. Make sure you take it easy and avoid strenuous activities like lifting weights, playing sports, or exercising.
  • Attending their follow-up appointments: Attending your follow up appointments will ensure that you are staying on track with healing and prevent possible complications.

The Final Outcome

Upon completion of your full mouth restoration, and after you’ve had time to heal, the true transformation is revealed. Not only will your smile be revitalized, but you’ll also enjoy improved oral function and a boost in self-confidence. You’ll be able to eat your favorite foods again, speak more clearly and without pain, and smile with confidence.

However, our commitment to your oral health doesn’t end when the full mouth restoration process is complete. We encourage regular check-ups with our team to ensure the longevity of your new smile. We are always here to provide support, advice, and any further treatment you may need.

Embark on Your Journey with Confidence

Full-mouth restorations in the Lehigh Valley are life-changing. At Center Valley Dental, we’re dedicated to making this journey as smooth and transparent as possible. With our expert team, advanced technology, and patient-centered approach, you can look forward to a revitalized smile that enhances both your appearance and your overall well-being.

Now that you know what to expect during your full-mouth restoration in the Lehigh Valley, contact Center Valley Dental today. Let us help you take the first step towards the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Schedule your consultation today.