Dr. Jose Valenzuela describes his approach to full mouth reconstruction. He begins with photographs and digital renderings to determine a customized treatment plan for each patient. His ability to provide digital previews of results helps patients achieve the smiles they desire.
For full mouth reconstruction, the procedure involves first taking a series of photographs, impressions, doing a wax-up, doing a simulation of what the patient will look like after they receive their full mouth reconstruction. Basically, it's restoring all their mouth with dental crowns or bridges or implants. The range or the time it takes for full mouth reconstruction sometimes is as little as two weeks to two months.
We had a patient come in that had wear on their teeth, that wanted to fix their smile, wanted to enhance their smile, and it was a pretty dramatic change. The patient even got married after receiving their restorations. Another patient that came in receiving full mouth reconstruction said, "You know what? I sell more." He was into real estate so he came in and he says, "You know what? I interact a lot with people so fix my smile, or improve my smile. Enhance my smile." They're more confident speaking to people.
I think the biggest compliment that we've had when we've done high-end reconstructions would be a case where a patient comes in, and he says, "You know what? My dentist that does my regular checkup in the States saw your work and said, "Don't change dentists. He did a very good job. Tell him that I said he did an excellent job. So thank him, please." Those are some of the things that make us feel good about what we're doing. I would say full mouth reconstruction is a life-changing procedure.