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 and cosmetic 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.
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: We are in this together
When you are searching for a dental answer to your complicated dental issues with full-mouth reconstruction, schedule a consultation at Something To Smile About in Merrimack, NH. Dr. Boulard will create a unique treatment plan to meet your desires and goals. He can help improve your mouth so you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile.