Full Mouth Reconstruction Lancaster PA
Full mouth reconstruction refers to the process of completely restoring all of the teeth in your mouth. Full mouth reconstruction, unlike a “smile makeover,” is a necessary series of procedures, rather than an elective surgery. Full mouth reconstruction is needed when: teeth have been lost, teeth have been injured or fractured, teeth have become worn as a result of acid erosion or jaw pain is present due to bite problems.
Procedures Involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction
Every patient’s full mouth reconstruction is different and, therefore, requires various different (redundant) procedures. Usually, full mouth reconstruction requires multiple office visits and some amount of healing time. Dr. Weierbach or Dr. Genetti will determine which procedure or combination of procedures is necessary to restore and rebuild your perfect smile. Drs. Weierbach or Genetti will also refer you to other dental specialists if needed. Some options include:
- Teeth cleaning (prophylaxis)
- Crown lengthening to prepare tooth structure for possible crowns or bridges
- Surgery to reposition the jaw (orthognathic surgery)
- Contouring of the gum tissue
- Reduction of natural tooth structure to prepare for crowns, bridges, and veneers
- Placement of temporary restorations to get you used to your new teeth or bite adjustment
- Placement of permanent restorations such as crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, or bridges
- Braces to move teeth into the ideal position for reconstruction
- Bone or soft tissue grafting to increase the stability of your teeth or implants
Full Mouth Reconstruction FAQs
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
There is a balance between the different parts of your mouth including the teeth, gums, and jaw joint (TMJ). A full mouth reconstruction harmonizes all the different aspects of your dental health by addressing the full gamut of oral health complications that you may suffer from, such as tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease, trauma, and or bite problems.
I know I have a lot of dental problems. How do I decide what dentist is best qualified?
Drs. Weierbach and Genetti are prosthodontists, who have years of advanced training in full mouth reconstruction. He is a fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists. He has trained under the great masters of full mouth reconstruction at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he is currently an associate clinical professor in esthetics and reconstructive dentistry. His over thirty years of experience in reconstructive dentistry will serve you well in realizing a comfortable, functionally balanced, beautiful, natural result that will stand the test of time.
What is the process?
The process starts with us listening to your concerns and taking a thorough medical and dental history. A comprehensive examination including radiographs, possible 3-D diagnostic imaging, and photographs of your teeth and smile gives us a complete understanding of your current situation. Thoughtful and thorough planning is paramount to an efficient and effective process.
We then have a conversation with you to provide you with a report of our findings and discuss treatment options, including the pros and cons of those options, length of treatment, and financial commitment and payment options. You simply decide among those options and then set up an appointment to begin your treatment.
How can I be assured of a result I will be pleased with?
Our unique process is predicated on providing you with a predictable result. We can have a “preview” smile appointment where we work with you to develop a smile you will love. (See smile makeover “mock-up” in the FAQ section) We utilize your temporary restorations as a “blueprint” or “ prototype” for your final restoration. We make sure your gums are healthy, the teeth structurally strong, TMJ comfortable, and eating naturally, and that you love the look of your temporaries before we proceed to the permanent teeth. Once the permanent teeth are delivered, we give you a few months as a trial period to make sure you are pleased with all aspects of your new reconstruction.
How can I pay for such an involved treatment?
Over the years, we have learned to come alongside you and discuss payment options and offer financing either through our practice or a third party. Phasing treatment over time is often a great way to get you the quality dentistry you would like and have it more affordable by spreading it over several years.
Weierbach & Genetti Prosthodontics
Dr. Weierbach and his amazing dental assistants Melissa, Chelsee, and Amanda worked tirelessly to create and perfect an outstanding set of dentures for me. My case was truly unique! Their level of professionalism, dedication to their patients, and their smile is exceptional. They are truly perfectionists. The whole staff treats you like family, so much so my husband is now seeing them!! Trish V. Narvon, Pa
- Trish V
- Tyler H
My passion is advocating for children and families of the foster care system. It has led me to take many speaking engagements and craft several pieces of child welfare legislation. I would not change anything, except for needing a beautiful smile to complement my drive, passions and personality. Dr Weierbach and his team have given me that smile. I now have confidence that no matter what situation I am in, my smile will properly reflect my personality and professionalism. Dr Weierbach and his team are like a big family and make you feel right at home from the first visit through the entire process. I cannot say enough about how well the staff came together to achieve the best results for me. It has truly been a great experience and exactly the outcome I was looking for. Thank you, Dr. Weierbach and the entire team for my wonderful smile. Garry Krentz, President PA Child York, PA
- Garry K
I am a dental hygienist and was looking for a dentist who was willing to save my elderly fathers severely broken front tooth. We saw a few general dentists that only gave him the option to pull the tooth and place an implant or a removable prosthesis. I knew of Dr. Weierbach from past family experience and from the dental society. His excellent reputation and many years of experience prompted us to give him a try. I am so glad we made that choice! Dr. Weierbach was able to successfully restore the tooth. In addition, he restored the rest of the front teeth resulting in an improved aesthetic appearance and dental function. It has now been about 2 years, and the teeth are holding strong! Through this experience, Dr. Weierbach has shown that he adheres to a higher skill level of dentistry. Thank you Dr. Weierbach for willing to take on what others would not even consider.
- Natasha S
Dr Weirebach and his staff work diligently to provide not only the best dental care available with the latest techniques but also the greatest patient experience possible.
- Barry S