Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Health & Personal Care  > Dentistry & Orthodontics > Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost


How Much Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost?

 
average costModerate Restoration: $15,000-$40,000high costExtensive Reconstruction: $45,000-$80,000+
post E-mail post Post  

Also called full mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation, full mouth restoration is typically needed when the teeth are short, worn, chipped, cracked or missing, and/or when there are ongoing problems with jaw, muscle and headache pain because of the patient's bite. An individualized treatment plan lists the dental procedures, both structural and cosmetic, needed to correct the condition and shape of the mouth to create a healthy and beautiful smile. This process can take several months or several years, and may involve work by a general, cosmetic or restorative dentist plus specialists like an oral surgeon, orthodontist (moving teeth), periodontist (gums) or endodontist (tooth pulp/roots).

Typical costs:

  • It can cost $15,000-$40,000 for moderate full mouth restoration, but extensive reconstruction can be $45,000-$80,000 or more depending on the condition of the teeth and jaws, and the type and amount of procedures required. CostHelper readers report quotes of $22,000-$80,000 for full mouth restoration, with an average price of $50,933.
  • The total cost will depend on the procedures needed. These can include:

           Gum Repair $500-$10,000 or more
           Orthognathic Surgery to reposition the jaw, $20,000-$40,000
           Tooth Extraction, $20,000-$40,000
           Braces, $1,500-$13,000 or more
           Root Canals, $300-$2,000 or more per tooth
           Dental Implants, $1,000-$10,000 per tooth
           Crowns, $500-$3,000 or more per tooth
           Dental Bridge, $1,100-$12,000 or more
           Partial Denture, $300-$4,000 or more
           Veneers, $500-$1,100 per tooth
           Dental Bonding, $100-$1,000 per tooth
           Professional Teeth Whitening, $300-$1,000 or more

  • Dental insurance might cover some or all of the costs of specific procedures that are considered necessary for medical or structural reasons, like root canals, but not cosmetic procedures like veneers or teeth whitening.
Related articles: Gum Repair, Braces, Dental Implants, Dental Crown, Dental Bridge, Dental Bonding

What should be included:
  • A full mouth reconstruction will repair or replace worn or broken teeth, bones and tissue. The dentist will evaluate the patient's mouth and then create a written treatment plan with a cost estimate. Patients may get a second or third opinion from another dentist or dentists about what specific work should be included, and at what cost. A video by Phelan Dental Seminars in Canada explains the thought process in creating a full mouth treatment plan[1] for a specific patient.
  • The first phase of a full mouth restoration is to take any steps necessary to ensure that the gums are healthy, and then to correct any bite problems. Then come the repairs -- implants, crowns, root canals, veneers or whatever the dentist says is needed. Dentists in Florida, California[2] and Canada[3] display before-and-after photos of full mouth reconstruction cases.
Discounts:
  • Dental school clinics[4] may offer reduced rates for services by supervised students or faculty.
  • The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research provides tips for finding low-cost dental care[5] .
Shopping for full mouth reconstruction:
  • Treatment plans and prices can vary, so if possible get an opinion and estimate from more than one dentist. Ask to see before-and-after photos of past full mouth restoration patients, and ask questions about the type of work done, and the dentist's experience and expertise with full mouth reconstruction. Discuss the procedures on the proposed treatment plan and ask if there are any alternatives.
  • The dentist's office will typically provide information about financing options, ranging from a discount for paying cash to payment plans or third-party credit.
  • WedMD lists things to consider when choosing a dentist[6] .
  • If the patient has dental insurance, the insurance company will provide a list of approved dentists. Or get referrals to local dentists from the American Dental Association[7] or the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists[8] .
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
post E-mail post Post  
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


8 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With Full Mouth Reconstruction
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  * total
Dentist:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=5clmOcxZ-v4
  2.  www.celebritydentist.com/before-after-pictures-full-mouth-reconstruction
  3.  www.phelandental.com/photo-gallery-details/?catid=34
  4.  www.ada.org/267.aspx
  5.  www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/popularpublications/findinglowcostdentalcare/
  6.  www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/finding-dentist
  7.  www.mouthhealthy.org/en/find-a-dentist.aspx
  8.  www.aacd.com/index.php?module=aacd.websiteforms&cmd=memberreferral
More Health & Personal Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Health & Personal Care How Much Does a Heart Stent Cost? How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost? How Much Does Medical Marijuana Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com



Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
X-RAY HIP UNI 2+ VW
Paid: 493.00
New patient office visit $93Took 2 xrays of my hip $493Insurance company noted Charge Exceeds Defined Pay amount on the Xray. Ins Co. noted Charge Exceeds the contractual allowance per the contract. Ins. Co... [more]
-Living is costing me to Death
X-Ray Cost
Front struts for 06 Acura MDX
Paid: 325.00
Dealer quoted $1500 for all 4 struts/shocks ($750 Front; $650 Rear). Shopped it around and found they were way over priced! Used Monroe OESpectrum on fronts (excellent) and rear didn't need to replaced..... [more]
-Foolmeonce
Car Shock Absorbers Cost
Trane 3Ton 13SEER XR13
Paid: 4217.00
Upgraded my 10yr old Goodman A/C unit for a Trane. AS Heating & Cooling were great to work with and had the better pricing and financing between the 3 certified Trane installers for the area. Great team and quick to work... [more]
-Chris87
Central Air Conditioner Cost
Annual cost Houston TX
Paid: 169.00
Our home is 3100 sf. We had termites 15 years ago they were treated and are now on annual inspection plan with same company for over 15 years. The inspection is limited to a visual walk around only... [more]
-Richard Markel
Termite Control Cost
what deck's cost
Paid: 1600.00
I can build an 8 by 8 deck with two sets of stairs for 25 a square foot usually you just need to go see how much a box of screws cost and 1 2x12x16 then tell me I'm to high and remember you don't pay cheap for a good doctor lawyer hair sty... [more]
-Tim the trim carpenter
Deck Cost
TIMING BELT
Paid: 395.62
Replaced Timing belt, Alternator belt, Power Steering belt, Crank Shaft Seal and Cam Shaft Seal... [more]
-REYNOSO
Replacing a Timing Belt Cost