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A Full Mouth Reconstruction – How Much Will It Cost?

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teeth moldSevere oral problems may require a complete reconstruction of your mouth, which could mean paying much more than a simple tooth extraction cost. This drastic measure could mean separate things for different patient’s mouths, depending on the exact problems that need to be corrected, which also means the cost can vary drastically from patient to patient. Though the price of treatment may sound daunting, you can often find a dental plan that will make the procedures less of a strain on your wallet.

Common Procedures and Cost

This drastic treatment often involves a combination of both cosmetic dentistry and restorative procedures.

  • Implants require two surgeries to permanently replace individual teeth. In the first surgery, the dentist makes gum incisions and drills titanium rods into your jawbone where you are missing teeth. Any openings are sealed with stitches, and often a temporary bridge or denture is placed over the gaps. After several months, your bone will fuse with the metal rods, and then your dentist can attach prosthetic teeth. The implant process typically costs anywhere from $2,000-$4,000 per tooth without a discount plan.
  • Bridges replace missing teeth by attaching crowns to the teeth on either side of the gap, connected by a false tooth in the center. Bridges can be made from ceramic, metal or plastic.
  • Crowns attach to damaged teeth to restore their shape and protect them from further harm. Parts of your original tooth may be removed to better accommodate the crown. The most common varieties are made of ceramic, metal or a mixture of the two. Some people find that they get a better discount with the inexpensive metal version. Crowns often cost $600-$1,000 each.
  • Fillings protect your pearly whites that have cavities from further damage. After a dentist removes the cavity, the empty space is filled with either a composite or a metal amalgam component. Fillings usually cost about $150-$350 per tooth.
  • TMJ Treatment addresses any joint problems connecting your upper and lower jaw. Mouth guards, jaw exercises and bite therapy, when combined with other treatments and possible jaw surgery, can help cure this problem. TMJ treatment can cost $2,000-$3,000 or more.

Causes

Full Mouth Reconstruction is the process of restoring or rebuilding all or most of the teeth on both the upper and lower jaws. Some people opt for this simply for cosmetic purposes, but often its necessity stems from a true medical problem, such as:

  • Persistent jaw, muscle and headache pain caused by an irregular bite
  • Teeth severely worn down by long-term tooth grinding or acid erosion
  • Injured or fractured teeth
  • Missing teeth due to trauma or decay

In these situations, you should get a comprehensive exam to determine the extent of the damage and the discount treatment options that are available to you.

Consult a dentist to learn your options concerning what is best for you and your mouth. If you are worried about the cost, a dental discount plan could take away some stress and help you move toward a healthy, beautiful smile.

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  1. sheila owens / Nov 20 2014

    I’ve been on disability for a while now with liver disease, and I know some day I will die from my illness, but one thing I was not counting on was my teeth rotting away. I would love to get some help, but a lot of insurance groups will not help if you don’t have good credit to get on plans to pay back. I just wish that I could find someone to help it is just myself, no husband or children, just me.

    • Natasha Gayle / Nov 20 2014

      We’re so sorry for what you’re going through. Our discount dental plans can be purchased annually or by month, whichever is easiest for you financially. By purchasing the plan, you would then be able to gain significant savings at the dentists in our network, where you would pay the discounted price at the time of your visit to the dentist. Depending on the dentist you see, they may be able to work out a payment schedule for you if that would help. Please feel free to give us a call at 800-372-7615 if you would like further explanation or have more questions! We hope this can be a help to you to cut down on dental costs so you can get the dental treatment you need.

  2. Michael Leoson / Nov 13 2014

    This is great information. I will be waiting for your next post having some more useful stuff. Thanks.

  3. Terry Wilson / Aug 3 2014

    I still wonder how much it cost to get a full set of implants . I know it’s different for each mouth, just wondering the cost

    • Natasha Gayle / Aug 6 2014

      If you visit our plans page, enter your zip code and go to the Prosthodontics – Fixed section, it will give you the typical price for each kind of implant, along with what you would save if you had one of our discount dental plans. I hope that was helpful for you!

  4. Margaret / Jan 13 2014

    I have had a lot of dental work in my time; I even had braces for 5 years, the rubber bands and headgear, oral surgey and root canals. Long story short, after I had my 1st child, my teeth began to shift. Then, shortly after that, I went to my dentist who informed me that no matter what I do, I have naturally rotting teeth. So about 5-6 years ago my daughter was getting married, I didn’t like smiling anymore!!! And I loved to smile..but not anymore. I had All of my upper teeth pulled out and now I have a full denture up top. I hate it!! Plus now my lower teeth are rotting away!! I lost my health and dental insurance about 2 years ago (because my husband is in prison) so now I have nothing. Is there anyway you can help me PLEASE!!!

    • Natasha Gayle / Jan 14 2014

      Hi, Margaret. I’m very sorry to hear about all of the trouble you have been through with your dental care, and losing your health and dental insurance on top of that. I will tell you that we offer discount dental plans that help cut down the cost of dental care. We have a large network of providers. If you call into our office at 1-800-372-7615, one of our representatives will be able to talk with you and tell you about our plan. You can also see our different discount dental plans on our website at http://www.1dental.com. While we don’t sell health insurance, we do have some options that may help you. We sell a service called Teledoc. This allows you to call into a doctor and describe your symptoms without having to go to a doctor’s office. I used this service a few months ago when I had severe allergies and needed prescription medications to help. You may have to go into an office if the problem is more serious, but this plan could be helpful for you. If you have symptoms that can be easily diagnosed over the phone, the doctor on the other end will be able to write you a prescription on the spot and you can go pick it up at the pharmacy. Along with that, we have a prescription plan that gives you discounts on prescription medicines. All three of these plans (dental, Teledoc, and prescription) may be of great help to you. When you call into one of our representatives, make sure you ask them about the Teledoc and Prescription services we offer.

  5. alma / Oct 31 2013

    HI THERE.. I have (lupus) & all my teeth are breaking and are discolored to the point that I dont smile anymore I feel embarrassed & sad I dont feel myself. I need a whole mouth restoration or make-over I dont really know the difference, but I would like to know more.. & also I don’t have insurance! what can I do how can I get help? this is depressing!

    • Natasha / Oct 31 2013

      I’m so sorry to hear that! It’s difficult to feel good when your teeth are giving you so much trouble, along with everything else you’re going through. Fortunately, we do have a plan that can help you get discounts on all minor and major dental work. What you are needing would be major dental work, but this affordable plan still offers great savings! Please call our office at 636-349-0401 and one of our representatives will be able to help you understand the procedure costs and savings.

  6. sandra / Oct 2 2013

    It is a long story but I will try to stick to the issue at hand .I was in two life threatening MVAs’ 10 years apart.Apparently due to the medications required to save my lifeand various limbs it had an effect on my teeth. I had no cavities and it did not begin until years later,when due to the nature of the injuries I started having severe back pain.I had started to have problemssuch as,my teeth abcessing at the roots.(Istill had no cavities ) I proceeded to have root canals,but the infection just moved on to the teeth next to the one that had been worked on.The only recourse was to extract perfectly good teeth to stop the spreading infection.I cannot even begin to tell you the toll it tok on my life and self esteem.I had to go back on fairley strong doses of pain medication due to the worsening issues with my back.I was a social worker in hospitals and sub-acute centers so I was always in the public eye,I was no longer able to laugh,I was so ashamed of the missing teeth.I was told approximately 3 years ago that all these chemicals I had taken in the past and no longer had a choice to remain on these meds killed the dentin in the teeth,consequently I have had 6 teeth crumble and break off at the gum line.That is within the past year !I had to go on disability due to my previous injuries.I no longer go out in public I am so embaressed I feel lost I cannot afford implants and since I am on disability there is no coverage available to me.I do not know what to do or where to turn ! I have gone as far as to call a few of the dental services that do everything in one day and do a commercial for them ,before and after sort of thing obviously they showed no interest or compassion for that matter.Just to make my life more interesting I was diagnosed with sudden death syndrome,now it is not a matter of just cosmetics,I am frightened about the cardiac implications.I have tried the health dept. to see if I could recieve any help but that did not do me any good.I am desperate at this point,do you or anyone in your group have any suggestions ? I will do whatever I have to do at this point !I just want what is left of my teeth and the ones that have broken off to be extracted and get dentures so I might have some quality of life back.I am sorry for writing a short story,just needed to get in some basic facts.I have even thought about writing to the program” The Doctors “.humiliating myself nationally is not my first choice but I am very tired of isolating myself.I don’t know if you have any answers for me,but I would appreciate greatly any help or suggestions you can give me.Thank you for your time and consideration.Sandra Vento

    • Kayla / Oct 7 2013

      Hi Sandra, I am so sorry to here about all your health complications. Fortunately, despite being on disability, you can still be part of a discount dental plan which will save you hundreds (or thousands, depending on what you get done) of dollars on extractions and dentures. The typical fees for these procedures are listed in this post, and you can find out what the discounted price is for your area by entering your zip code at http://www.1dental.com/fee-schedule and then looking up the procedures. We have three different plans available, but the one that would provide you the highest discounts is the Careington Care 500 plan. Feel free to look around the website at the fee schedule and the dentists in your area, and give us a call at 1-800-372-7615 if you have any questions.

  7. Silvana M. / Jul 9 2013

    okay , i am 16 and my teeth suck , i have 10 cavaties and 2 teeth that possibly need a root canal , one of the teeth that need a rooth canal is completly dead from the root so they might pull it out , theres is alot of decay all over the mouth , the decay is so deep that theres is barely any “teeth” on my left side , my front 2 teeth or cruked and i have a really bad cross bite , i have come to the conclution since my parents neglated my teeth for so long to actually get implants for my whole mouth , i want to start fresh , no decay , no cruked teeth and no braces , how much would it be for my whole mouth to get implants ?

    • Kayla / Jul 10 2013

      Hi Silvana, you would have to talk to your dentist about the price for implants. All dentists set their own prices for procedures, and therefore the cost varies between dentists. The price will also be affected if you go to a specialist (prosthodontist) as opposed to a general dentist, as specialists typically charge more for better quality. The good news is, however, that with the Careington Care 500 plan, you can receive a 20% discount at either a general dentist OR a specialist. Give us a call at 1-800-372-7615 to speak with a live representative to find out more about the plan.

      • dana / Sep 24 2013

        Kayla did you not read this girl is 16? so you got good news for her she can get a 20% discount.. WOW your a piece of work.. Silvana chjeck with your local health department they have dental clinics that do dental work for children under 18 at free or very reduced prices..There also dental clinics you would have to do some research to find them. Start with your local health department…Good luck

  8. derrick / Mar 20 2013

    Please help. I didnt take care of my teeth well for most of my life along wwith doing just about everything i could to ruin my enamel and now almost all of my teeth are missing enamel rather a little or a lot. I severly need to get this fixed as it is becoming unbearable. Could someone please tell me my options? Price is no problem.

    • Kayla / Mar 22 2013

      Hi Derrick, a dentist would best be able to assess your dental needs and provide that treatment. It can be very expensive, so feel free to give us a call at 1-800-372-7615 to find out how you can save 20-60% off of your dental work!

  9. Kelsey / Feb 26 2013

    So I was needing all my teeth to be replaced by implants…. I was wondering if anybody knew how much it would cost if I went to Mexico to get the work done. I have talked to several people and everyone has told me to go to Mexico seeing as that we live in the south part of Texas… I have no insurance or anything like that and I can’t really find how much a full mouth of implants would cost over there… I appreciate the feedback thank you –Kelsey

  10. Tom / Feb 21 2013

    Hi .

    I need implants for my entire upper palate. 14 teeth are needed. I have no upper teeth.

    I need 7 lower teeth. I am missing the molars and another tooth.

    How much would you charge to have these 21 implants done? I dont want a denture. I want a full implants

    • Kayla / Feb 22 2013

      Hi Tom, because implants are usually considered a cosmetic procedure, you would get a 20% flat discount with our plan. Talk to your dentist to find out what the typical price is, and it will be 20% of that.

  11. Trisha / Feb 4 2013

    I was in a car accident & i chipped my 3rd tooth from the front. & i was wondering what kind of work i need to get done. I dnt have any dental insurance. But i would like for it to get done as soon as possible. How much would it cost to get it fixed???

    • Kayla / Feb 6 2013

      Hi Trisha, the work you need to get done will depend on how bad the chip is. You can see a full list of prices at http://www.1dental.com/fee-schedule/. Just type in your zip code at the top and it will pull up the list of prices in your area.

  12. christy / Jan 16 2013

    How much does it cost to get my front two teeth straightened out and one of my teeth is cracked and stained brown bcz of accident I had as a child,very embarrassing for me and need to get them fixed,also have no insurance. Plz help!!!!!!

    • Kayla / Jan 18 2013

      Hi Christy, you’ll the prices will very depending on your location, but if you would like to see for yourself, you can type in your zip code at http://www.1dental.com/fee-schedule to find out the typical price in your area as well as the discounted price with the discount plan. Feel free to give us a call if you have any more questions.

  13. Desiree / Dec 7 2012

    Hi I’m 22 just got all top and bottom teeth pulled wearing temp dentures right now but want to get the 4screws for teeth to screw into on both top and bottom. I don’t know where to start though??? How much do they cost?

    • Libby / Dec 7 2012

      Hi Desiree! For the most accurate estimate, it’s best to call your dentist or oral surgeon. Feel free to give us a call at (800) 372-7615 and we can give you a quote based on your zip code. We can also help you with an estimate of how much you can save with a discount dental plan from 1Dental. Best of luck!

  14. Craig / Nov 18 2012

    I would like to know how much it will cost in £ to have all teeth out and new in? And also how much to have 4 teeth in to cover holes with out teeth in please… Manchester england

    • Libby / Nov 20 2012

      Hi Craig, the best way to receive an estimate would be to contact your dentist for their prices. Every patient’s situation is different for a procedure of that size, so your dentist will be better able to identify the exact procedure. Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Jean / Nov 5 2012

    I was wondering how much would it cost me to remove extra teeth and straighten then also. I get lots of headaches, my jaw locks and pops most of the time and it makes me feel insecure about myself. Plus I have No Insurance :(

    • Libby / Nov 6 2012

      Hi Jean, the best way to get an estimate is to see a dentist or specialist to find out the exact procedures you need. A complete list of procedures and the savings you could receive with a discount dental plan is located here. If you have a question about how you can save on your procedure with a discount dental plan, give us a call at (800) 372-7615 and we’ll be happy to help!

  16. JESS SIDWELL / Oct 28 2012

    I NEED 2 FRONT TEETH REPLACED.HOW MUCH?I HAVE INSURANCE

    • Libby / Oct 29 2012

      Hi Jess, the best way to get an estimate is to call your dentist or specialist for a quote. Mention your insurance and they will be able to contact the provider ahead of time to be able to accurately relay the portion you’ll be responsible for. If you have a question about how you can save on your procedure with a discount dental plan, give us a call at (800) 372-7615 and we’ll be happy to help!

  17. Amberlynn / Aug 31 2012

    How much would it cost to get all of my teeth replaced? I’m losing most of my teeth, to the point that I don’t smile anymore. It’s embarrassing because girls my age don’t lose they’re teeth… I wanted to know the price.

    • Libby / Aug 31 2012

      Amberlynn, check out our compare page to find out which plan will get you the greatest discounts in your area. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (800) 372-7615

  18. Barbara Romero / May 19 2012

    How do I find the best dr to do what I wrote on my first comment

  19. Barbara Romero / May 19 2012

    I had dentures made last year the top one are fine but the bottom never could stay in wondering how much for bone build up and 4 post to hold them in. Please let me know it’s so embarrisng to go out of my house any more. Mather of fact I only leave to go to dr. Appointments I just need the cheapest way for me to wear. I don’t care if I can’t eat with them I just want to out my front door

    • susanbraden / May 24 2012

      Hi Barbara!

      If you would like to give us a call at 800-372-7615, we can give you some information about doctors in your area and prices for this procedure with our Careington Care 500 discount dental plan. It is an affordable plan that provides great discounts–just give us a call and we can tell you more about how the plan can help you out. We’d love to speak with you!

  20. RaShaun Fordyce / Feb 15 2012

    I was curious because my front two teeth have a gap and it’s annoying

  21. ZEESHAN ANSARI / Sep 15 2010

    Dear, i would like to know about the roughly idea of the costing of full mouth sergery, bc my sister having mouth cancer on her right side,
    while her mouth does not open properly, only small area of mouth opens, so, i need to know the complete cost of the sergery, roughly.
    Thanks

    • Hannah / Sep 15 2010

      I’m sorry to hear about your sister. There are different procedures and surgeries based on different factors in your sister’s condition, but you can probably expect to pay several thousand dollars. Our company sells a dental plan at 1Dental.com that can get you 20% off oral surgery, which might be helpful. If you want to learn more about the specific treatments involved in oral cancer, you can visit this link from the Oral Cancer Foundation.

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