Full-Mouth Reconstruction – Albuquerque, NM
Comprehensive Treatments for an Improved Smile
Do you believe your smile will never be the same? After years of decay and damage plaguing your teeth and gums, you might assume there is no hope to recapture your youthful appearance. Fortunately, there’s good news! With the help of Dr. Boehmer and her trusted skills and expertise, she can recommend full-mouth reconstruction that combines multiple restorative and cosmetic treatments to create a new and improved smile. Not only will she address the aesthetic concerns, but she will also tackle the problems that can lead to worsening oral health conditions. To learn if you are a qualified candidate for full-mouth reconstruction, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
What is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Full-mouth reconstruction is a truly unique dental service that allows the dentist to combine multiple treatments into one plan. Each service is designed to address a particular problem while maintaining the goal of improving the overall health, function, and appearance of your teeth. Because no two treatment plans are alike, Dr. Boehmer will always thoroughly examine your oral cavity and facial structure before formulation a plan based solely on your individual needs.
Depending on the type of services you need, it is possible you will achieve final results in as little as a few weeks or it might take several months. It is necessary that Dr. Boehmer not only choose the appropriate services to improve your smile but also ensure they are performed in the correct order. This will ensure your smile comes together beautifully and functions accordingly.
What Can I Expect with Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
The first step in receiving full-mouth reconstruction is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Boehmer. It is during this visit that she will examine your entire oral cavity, including your teeth, gums, bite, and alignment. After completing a visual exam as well as review any dental x-rays, she will pull together the necessary information to formulate a personalized plan. Once she establishes which treatments will work best for your needs, she will go over the details to allow you to ask questions and express any concerns.
Although you may not need all the available services, the types of treatment you might see in your plan are:
A crown/bridge restoration is a great way to safeguard decayed or damaged teeth that need more than a dental filling. If the tooth structure is weakened, a dental crown can be secured over the tooth to not only protect it but allow it to also strengthen over time. If one or more teeth are missing along the top or bottom row, Dr. Boehmer can have a customized dental bridge created that will fit over two healthy abutment teeth and rest on top of your gums to create a complete smile.
Onlays & Inlays
If you need to do something about your decayed and damaged teeth but don’t qualify for a dental filling or crown, Dr. Boehmer can recommend an inlay or onlay. These customized restorations are milled from porcelain and created using impressions of your teeth. While an inlay will fit between the bumps on the top of your tooth (cusps), an onlay will fit over these cusps. The location of the decay and damage will determine the type of restoration you will receive.
These thin porcelain shells are designed to cover smile imperfections like chips, cracks, stains, discoloration, minor gaps, misshapen teeth, and minor misalignment. Custom-made by lab technicians, they fit snugly over the front surface of each tooth and can remain firmly in place for a decade or longer with proper care.
If you are missing one, multiple, or an entire arch of teeth, dental implants are a great way to restore your smile from the root to the crown. Many individuals may opt for a less invasive solution; however, dental implants offer greater security, durability, functionality, and longevity. Also, they can help to stimulate the jawbone and minimize the risk of facial collapse over time. Not to mention, they can last 30 years or even a lifetime if regularly maintained.
For those who prefer to avoid oral surgery and instead, pursue an easier-to-achieve tooth replacement, dentures are a tried-and-true option. Created using high-quality materials, the acrylic base will blend in with your regular gum tissue while your artificial teeth will look completely natural. Relying on your natural suction to remain in place (or metal clips if you need a partial denture), today’s prosthetics are designed to fit more comfortably and snugly in your mouth, allowing for greater confidence when eating or speaking.
Benefits of Full-Mouth Reconstruction
It’s not hard to see how a full-mouth reconstruction can be life-changing. Although you once believed your smile would never be the same, Dr. Boehmer can change all of that with the help of a few strategically chosen dental services.
Not only will you enjoy improved oral health and enhanced aesthetics, but you’ll also reap additional benefits, including:
- The ability to eat, speak, and drink with greater ease because of the improved functionality of your smile.
- If you have dental implants put into place, you’ll stimulate your jawbone and prevent changes to your facial shape as well as the potential for additional tooth loss.
- You’ll exude greater confidence because of your complete smile. This will allow you to embrace new opportunities, meet new people, and finally feel good about yourself again.