Most people put a lot of effort into caring for their teeth, but few are completely satisfied with the appearance of their smile. It is common for oral health problems or cosmetic blemishes to detract from the function or beauty of the smile.
In these cases, patients can consider a smile makeover to enhance the appearance of the smile, or full mouth reconstruction to improve oral health and functions. These comprehensive treatments combine multiple procedures to give patients the smile they have always wanted.
Here, Dr. Daniel Whiteman goes over the differences between a smile makeover vs. full mouth reconstruction with our Boston, MA patients. We can determine which procedures are best-suited to each patient’s unique needs and desires.
What Is the Goal of a Smile Makeover?
The goal of a smile makeover is to address aesthetic flaws and improve the appearance of the smile. A smile makeover may be ideal for any patient who has good oral health.
Issues that are commonly addressed through a smile makeover include dental stains, chips, gapped teeth, misshapen teeth, and excessive or uneven gum tissue.
Smile Makeover Procedures
Every smile makeover treatment begins with a personal consultation with Dr. Whiteman. Dr. Whiteman will thoroughly examine the teeth and gums, and discuss any areas of concern.
Then, he will learn more about your personal smile goals. Based on his findings and this discussion, Dr. Whiteman will personalize a treatment plan that will help each patient achieve his or her ideal smile.
Procedures that may be combined to complete smile makeover treatment include:
- Cosmetic dental bonding
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Snap-On Smile®
- Gum contouring
What Is the Goal of Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is also intended to improve the appearance of the smile, but this treatment plan focuses more on the health of the teeth and gums.
The goal of full mouth reconstruction is to address oral health problems that may be interfering with patient comfort, the structure of the smile, or the way the teeth function.
Issues that may be addressed through full mouth reconstruction treatment include tooth decay, root canal infection, gum disease, significant dental damage, or tooth loss.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures
As with a smile makeover, the first step of full mouth reconstruction is a dental exam with Dr. Whiteman. Dr. Whiteman will perform a visual examination and take x-rays of the mouth to determine what oral health problems are present.
He will then personalize a treatment plan that addresses oral health concerns and restores oral health, function, and comfort.
Procedures that may be involved in full mouth reconstruction treatment include:
- Dental fillings
- Dental crowns
- Root canal therapy
- Periodontal treatment
- Dental bridge
- Dental implants
Schedule Your Personal Consultation
If you have significant dental concerns and would like to learn if a smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction could help you enjoy the health or beauty of your smile again, schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Whiteman at your earliest convenience. Call (617) 731-4746 to learn more about these comprehensive dental treatments.