Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are planning to reopen our office for patient treatment on Monday, May 4th. Initially we will be open from 8am til 2pm though we will expand those hours as needed.

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we are ONLY opening because we have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them.

For your peace of mind, the measures we will be taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

●     Patients will be screened BEFORE treatment and temperatures will be checked. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

●     ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.

●     Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.

●     The waiting area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing.

●     We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.

●     The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.

●     There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

●     All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.

●     All operatories have high-volume air filtration and we have installed a whole office purification system. This system will kill the Covid virus along with other contaminates

●     Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.

●     During patient care, goggles or face shields will be worn by everyone and changed between patients.

●     All surfaces that came in contact with the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

●    We will be requesting prepayments when we know the amount of payment which will expidite your visit 

●     All efforts will be made to complete scheduling in the back of the office so you can leave without stopping at the front desk

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

We also realize that many of you have been impacted financially during this outbreak, and we have solutions to keep dental care affordable for you and your family.

To discuss these payment options, schedule an appointment, or ask us any questions you may have about your next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-473-8482

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Parr, Dr. Frey and the Smile Center Team

The Cost of Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction combines multiple dental procedures into a customized plan to restore our oral health. Each plan is based on individual needs and goals, meaning the cost of treatment can vary greatly from patient to patient. Your full mouth reconstruction cost is dependent on the current condition of your teeth, as well as the extent of planning required to start treatment. In addition, the quality and type of restorations you receive, and the technology your dentist uses can affect the final price of your reconstruction.

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The total cost of full mouth reconstruction is largely shaped by the state of your oral health and the complexity of your case. 

Planning Your Treatment

Due to the personal nature of a full mouth reconstruction, the planning stage is crucial. This step will likely include a full smile evaluation. Your dentist may use x-rays, computer imaging, computed tomography (CT) scans, and intraoral photography to understand the issues affecting your oral health and develop a plan to treat them. The types of tests performed can impact the overall treatment cost.

A properly planned and executed full mouth reconstruction can be a life-changing experience and an investment in your future health and well-being.

Your treatment timeline can also affect the cost of restoring your smile. In some cases, patients choose to stage treatment and spread the cost of procedures over months or even years. However, when you wait for long periods of time between treatments, your smile can change and require additional treatment, increasing the final cost.

Extent of Treatment

The condition of your teeth will greatly affect the overall cost of your full mouth reconstruction. Generally, this type of treatment plan is recommended for patients with multiple oral health concerns affecting the functionality of their smile. Your full mouth reconstruction may include procedures to treat:

  • Decay
  • Gum disease
  • Missing teeth
  • Damage, such as cracks, chips, or fractures
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Misalignment

A variety of treatments can be used to restore health and aesthetics. More extensive treatment generally requires a larger financial investment. For example, replacing a single tooth with a dental implant and crown can cost $3,000 to $4,400, while a traditional bridge typically costs between $500 and $1,200 per tooth.

Choosing Your Dentist

A full mouth reconstruction is a complex treatment plan, often requiring collaboration with other specialists to achieve desired results. It is important to choose a dentist who has experience planning and executing full mouth reconstructions. Keep in mind that experienced, reputable dentists often charge more than other providers. 

Restorations

If your full mouth reconstruction requires the placement of a restoration, the type and material will affect your final price. 

Type

There are several different types of restorations available. Your dentist can recommend the restoration best suited for your needs based on how many teeth are affected. Restoring a single tooth with a traditional dental crown typically costs between $500 and $2,500. The cost of replacing a full arch of teeth with a denture spans from $300 to more than $5,000.

Patients who are missing teeth often choose dental implants for their superior support and comfort. However, implant-supported restorations typically cost more than traditional versions and require a greater investment of both time and money. Many implant patients also require preparatory procedures, such as bone grafts, which can increase the final cost of treatment. 

Material

Another key factor that can affect the cost of your reconstruction is the material used to fabricate your restoration. There is a range of materials available, from more inexpensive metals to high-quality dental porcelain. Your dentist may also offer porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, which are less expensive than all-porcelain, but not as natural-looking. Advanced materials, such as zirconia and IPS e.max®, will cost more than metal restorations.

Advanced Technology

With new dental technologies available, treatment is safer and more effective than ever. Devices such as dental lasers can enhance results and reduce the risk of infection. While many of the restorative treatments involved in a full mouth reconstruction are covered by dental insurance, advanced technologies are often excluded from coverage. It is important to discuss the tools and techniques your dentist plans to include in your treatment and factor those into your budget. 

Investing in Your Future

A compromised smile can affect every aspect of your life. Damage, decay, and missing teeth can make chewing and speaking a struggle and cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. A properly planned and executed full mouth reconstruction can be a life-changing experience and an investment in your future health and well-being. Be sure to discuss your insurance coverage and financing options with your dentist before treatment to ensure your full mouth reconstruction is as affordable as possible. 

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