Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover

By John Rink DDS on January 28, 2019

Male with an attractive smileWith routine dental exams and cleanings and good oral hygiene habits, most people can maintain a smile that is healthy and attractive. However, even with proper care, minor dental problems can develop. If a person neglects oral hygiene habits or professional dental care, multiple dental problems can develop.

A smile makeover allows patients to address a number of dental imperfections at once. But many dental patients have also heard that the smile can be improved with full mouth reconstruction. So, what is the difference between these two services?

The team at Charleston Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry goes over the aspects of full mouth reconstruction vs. smile makeover treatment with our Charleston, SC patients to help them understand which can best address their unique dental needs.

Full Mouth Reconstruction Applications

Full mouth reconstruction treatment varies for each patient, but it consists of multiple restorative dentistry treatments that improve the strength, structure, and function of the smile.

Full mouth reconstruction treatment does not specifically address aesthetic flaws, though some of the treatments that may be involved can enhance the appearance of the smile. The primary goal of full mouth reconstruction is to give patients healthy gums and teeth that function as intended without causing discomfort.

Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures

Each full mouth reconstruction procedure is unique. Treatment is personalized to meet the patient’s specific oral health needs. Some of the restorative dentistry treatments that are frequently combined to achieve full mouth reconstruction include:

  • Dental fillings
  • Root canal therapy
  • Periodontal treatment (treatment for gum disease)
  • Dental implants or other tooth loss treatments

Smile Makeover Applications

Smile makeover treatment is personalized to meet the patient’s specific needs, so every treatment plan is unique. Smile makeover treatment is intended to completely makeover the appearance of the smile.

Many people think of smile makeover treatment as primarily cosmetic in nature, but at Charleston Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, our dental team combines both restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures to create a smile makeover treatment that truly does completely makeover our patients’ smiles.

Smile Makeover Procedures

There are many treatment options available to patients looking to enhance their smile through a smile makeover procedure. Depending on the cosmetic flaws that need to be addressed, smile makeover treatment may include any combination of the following treatments:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Dental bonding
  • Teeth whitening
  • Gum contouring

Schedule an Appointment

The dental team at Charleston Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry is happy to discuss full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover treatment in further detail. We can determine what type of treatment is most appropriate for each patient’s unique situation. If you’d like to learn more about these dental services, call (843) 766-1132 to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

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