What are full-mouth reconstructions?
A full-mouth reconstruction of all of your teeth is more than just for cosmetic appearances. The health of your smile deserves a dentist who has experience in delivering full-mouth reconstructions for patients with severe dental needs. At Something To Smile About in Merrimack, NH, our general dentist, Dr. Kevin Boulard, does not shy away from patients who have difficult dental cases. His services can enhance the health, function, and appearance of your gums, teeth, and jawbone. Full-mouth restoration at Something To Smile About may include (but is not limited to) tooth extractions, gum treatments, inlays, onlays, bridges, crowns, porcelain veneers, implants, and dentures. Some full-mouth reconstruction procedures may also take a bone or gum graft to replace bone loss. Dr. Boulard will listen to your concerns and goals prior to making your personal full-mouth restoration treatment program. Call and schedule your consultation today.
What Are the Benefits of a full-mouth reconstruction?
A personalized full-mouth reconstruction designed by Dr. Boulard offers a wide variety of great benefits to give you a smile you'll love to see in the mirror, including:
- Offers multiple customizable treatment options
- Provides effective solutions, even for extensive dental issues
- Restores the function of your bite
- Creates a beautiful new smile
- Improves speech and chewing
- Allows you to eat the food you love
- Restores facial proportions and symmetry
- Achieves a more youthful appearance
"I was fortunate enough to have had Dr Boulard help me after an accident that knocked out my front teeth. Because of the extensive damage, I scheduled a consultation with Dr Boulard expecting reconstructive surgery, and it took no more than 2 hours for him to draw up a plan and I left the office that day relieved of pain (still no teeth). After many months of work, Dr Boulard proved his skills and expertise repairing my teeth making them look better than they did before and function as well. As someone who hates going to the dentist, he made sure I was comfortable throughout each procedure. Dr Boulard has an amazing team at his side. He details as a perfectionist would, but also makes the comfort of his patients his number one priority. He was extremely accommodative with scheduling and working with my insurance."- N.A. / Google / Oct 20, 2022
"Just a shout out to Something to Smile About on dw! Dr Kevin and his staff are so friendly and reliable. I had work done recently and it was one of the easiest pain less experience I've ever had at the dentist. He's very thorough with everything he's does. Recommend 10 out of 10 if youre looking for a new dentist 🦷"- N.K. / Facebook / Apr 06, 2022
"As someone that loathes going to the dentist and having major anxiety about it I got lucky to have found Dr. Boulard and his amazing staff. From the very onset they treat you with the utmost respect and class. By the time you leave your first appointment you realize you made the right choice as they treat you like family. After the first conversation with Liz making the appointment I knew this was possibly the right place. And it was cemented the second you walk through the door and you're greeted by Liz her radiant smile and the feeling that you belong there. Easiest five star rating I've given. If there was an option for ten or fifteen stars they'd earn them all!! If you're on the fence hop over and give something to smile about a call."- B. / Google / Jan 19, 2022
"After delaying dental care for over a year, I found Dr. Boulard and have had two visits with his practice. I could not be more pleased! The staff is friendly and competent and showed deep concern for my needs and well being. After experiencing the intolerance and contempt the medical community at large has for those who cannot safely wear a face mask, I am overjoyed at the treatment and respect I received here. After my dental surgery, I got a follow-up call from Dr. Boulard himself, which I thought was so nice and caring. These folks stand head and shoulders above the rest and I am so grateful to have found them!"- L.P. / Office Visit / Jun 10, 2021
"I’ve been a patient with Dr. Boulard for 14 years. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my teeth! Always makes me feel comfortable and never a painful experience. I love the fact that they have high tech scanners so I never gag, no more gunky impressions. and they have up to date technology, with the option of also getting Invisalign. The rest of the staff is lovely and the office manager, Olga, is amazing! They are so efficient and well mannered. I highly recommend!"- D.S. / Google / May 24, 2021
Who needs a full-mouth reconstruction?
Full-mouth reconstruction may be needed if you have lost a few teeth or have many teeth with big fillings that need replacement. You may also have teeth with widespread decay or teeth that are cracked, broken or badly worn down due to bruxism (persistent teeth grinding). Certain dental conditions or a genetic disorder like ectodermal dysplasia (teeth absent since birth), amelogenesis imperfecta (very small teeth), or dentinogenesis imperfecta (stained or translucent teeth), can require extensive treatment. In more advanced cases, your degraded gums and teeth may have created sunken cheeks or another visible facial deformity. A full-mouth reconstruction may rejuvenate the entire face once the ideal quantity of teeth are in place.
Dr. Boulard's full-Mouth reconstruction techniques
After a complete examination of your teeth, gums, and jaw, Dr. Boulard might suggest full-mouth reconstruction. Your personalized treatment plan will be generated based on the state of your own teeth, gums, temporomandibular joints (TMJs), jaw muscles, and bite. Dr. Boulard will discuss your treatment and sedation options, and his recommendations at your appointment to ensure your treatment strategy fits your desires and goals. As soon as your treatment plan is made, he will go over exactly what to expect in your full-mouth reconstruction and schedule your visits. In general, a full-mouth reconstruction will take several visits to Something To Smile About. Dr. Boulard will schedule your treatments with breaks in between to let you heal before the next step is started.
How to care for your teeth after a full-mouth reconstruction
After each procedure in your full-mouth reconstruction treatment plan, Dr. Boulard will explain what to expect and how to take care of your mouth. He may write a prescription for antibiotics or pain medicine that needs to be filled prior to your treatment and taken as directed. You might have some discomfort or swelling after certain processes, like implant placement, that may make it difficult to eat, so a liquid or soft food diet may be right for you. Once your full-mouth reconstruction is done, you should keep up your oral health with good flossing and brushing habits at home. Annual dental examinations and biannual cleanings at Something To Smile About will also be beneficial. Throughout your exams, Dr. Boulard can track the health of your restorations, natural teeth, gums, and jawbone.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction FAQs
How long does a full-mouth reconstruction take?
After a thorough examination, which typically includes imaging studies, Dr. Boulard will formulate a customized full-mouth reconstruction plan based on your specific anatomy, needs, and goals. For patients who have severe periodontal disease or another problem, Dr. Boulard will work to restore their gum and oral health before beginning the next stage of reconstruction. In most cases, patients can expect their full-mouth construction to require a series of visits over the course of several months.
Does full-mouth reconstruction hurt?
Dr. Boulard is committed to ensuring the highest level of patient care and comfort during all of our general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dental treatments. Depending on the specific procedures being performed, your anxiety level, and other factors, Dr. Boulard may utilize local anesthesia and/or sedation to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your full-mouth reconstruction.
Does insurance cover a full-mouth reconstruction?
We believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy smile that makes them feel confident. Following your consultation for a full-mouth reconstruction with Dr. Boulard, our knowledgeable billing team will discuss your estimated fees in detail and help you understand what insurance coverage and/or financing options may be available to you.
For Better Oral Health and a Brighter Smile
If you are searching for a solution to your complicated dental problems with a full-mouth reconstruction, then you should schedule a consultation at Something To Smile About in Merrimack, NH. Dr. Boulard will create your unique treatment plan to meet your wants and goals. He can help improve your oral health and teeth so you can enjoy a gorgeous, healthy smile.