Robertson and Orchard, DDS

Smile Makeover vs. Full Mouth Reconstruction

By N. Perry Orchard on December 26, 2018

A woman smiling in the mirrorDental problems can be very complex, which means that multiple treatments may be needed to help achieve good dental wellness or a good-looking smile. That’s why Dr. Charles A. Robertson and Dr. Nicholas Perry Orchard offer smile makeovers for cosmetic flaws and full mouth reconstruction for advanced dental health and wellness problems.

The team at our Corpus Christi, TX cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice would like to compare these two treatment options. We’ll note common flaws each and treat and why one option may be more ideal than the other for you.

What Is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover refers to a combination of different cosmetic dentistry procedures. These are designed to address aesthetic flaws that affect the appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile in general. A smile makeover can work wonders for minor cosmetic flaws as well as major cosmetic problems.

Common Treatments in a Smile Makeover

Some common treatments used during a smile makeover include the following:

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

Additional procedures may be considered depending on the needs of the patient, but there cosmetic dentistry treatments tend to be an ideal starting place for most dentists.

When a Smile Makeover More Ideal

A smile makeover is an ideal option when a patient has cosmetic issues that pose little or no dental health concerns. This might include common dental flaws such as:

  • Tooth stains and discoloration
  • Minor chips and cracks
  • Tooth gaps
  • Tooth asymmetry
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gummy smiles

What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

A full mouth reconstruction is an advanced combination of procedures that are used to treat dental health problems that one treatment alone cannot fix. Even complex issues that are caused by years of neglectful oral hygiene can be treated thanks to a full mouth reconstruction.

Common Treatments in a Full Mouth Reconstruction

Some common treatments used during a full mouth reconstruction include the following:

  • Dental fillings
  • Inlays/onlays
  • Dental crowns
  • Gum grafting
  • Dental bridges
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Root canal

As with smile makeovers, additional treatments may be considered depending on the needs of the patient. The list above is a good starting place for many issues that dentists encounter.

When a Full Mouth Reconstruction More Ideal

A full mouth reconstruction is an ideal option when a patient has multiple dental problems that affect their ability to bite, chew, speak, and accomplish other common tasks normally. This could include any of the following issues:

  • Tooth decay
  • Fractured teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Gum recession
  • Tooth loss
  • Root canal infection
  • TMJ disorders

Tailored Dental Treatment for Every Patient

Every patient who comes into our office is different. That’s why we make an effort to carefully customize each smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction to the needs of the patient. By doing so, we help ensure beautiful and health smiles, and high levels of patient satisfaction. We are here to offer information on dental wellness and to help you.

Learn More About Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

For more information about smile makeovers, full mouth reconstruction, and other advanced dental treatments, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. Dr. Robertson and Dr. Orchard are here to help. You can reach our practice by phone at (361) 992-3011.

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