Clint Newman, DDS

Smile Makeover vs. Full Mouth Reconstruction

By Clint Newman on February 11, 2019

A woman smilingDental problems rarely come one at a time, which means a single cosmetic or restorative procedure may not be enough for a patient’s needs. Thankfully we offer multi-procedure treatments: the full mouth reconstruction for serious dental problems and the smile makeover for cosmetic flaws affecting the teeth and gums. Nashville, TN dentist Dr. Clint Newman can tailor either treatment to your needs.

We’d like to take a moment to compare the smile makeover to the full mouth reconstruction. This will help you understand the differences between these treatments and why one may be more ideal for your situation than the other.

What Is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a combination of multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures that is designed to enhance the overall appearance of your smile. These treatments can address the teeth as well as the gums.

Problems a Smile Makeover Can Treat

Some dental problems that smile makeovers can treat include:

  • Stained teeth/tooth discoloration
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Tooth gaps
  • Crooked teeth
  • Smile asymmetry
  • Gummy smiles

Common Procedures in a Smile Makeover

Some of the most common procedures that are performed as part of a smile makeover include:

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

 

What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

A full mouth reconstruction is a combination of multiple general and restorative dentistry procedures that help treat wellness issues that affect various structures of the mouth. This is a good option for people who have serious problems that affect their teeth, gums, jaw joint, and even their jawbone structure.

Problems a Full Mouth Reconstruction Can Treat

Some dental problems that full mouth reconstructions can treat include:

  • Cavities
  • Acidic erosion
  • Fractures
  • Missing teeth
  • Root canal infection
  • Periodontal disease
  • Gum recession
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • TMJ disorders
  • Bone loss

Common Procedures in a Full Mouth Reconstruction

Some of the most common procedures that are performed as part of a full mouth reconstruction include:

  • Dental fillings
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Dental crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Endodontic therapy
  • Gum grafting
  • Oral surgery

Determining the Ideal Treatment for You

When it comes to determine if a smile makeover or a full mouth reconstruction is right for you, the distinction is pretty simple:

  • If your dental problems are predominantly cosmetic in nature, a smile makeover is better for your needs
  • If your dental problems affect your dental health and wellness, a full mouth reconstruction is more ideal

During a consultation at our practice, we can discuss which kind of dental procedure is right for you, and which treatments should be used.

Tailoring the Treatment to Your Needs

There are many ways to give your smile a makeover and to improve your dental health in the process. It is of the utmost importance to us that each patient received treatments that are custom tailored to their needs. This is why the consultation process is crucial. We can assess your situation, discuss your goals, and make sure you undergo the most ideal combination of procedures.

Regardless whether you undergo a cosmetic makeover or a restorative mouth reconstruction, we want you to have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.

Learn More About Improving Your Smile

For more information about smile makeovers, full mouth reconstruction, and your many other options for enhancing your dental wellness, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. Dr. Newman looks forward to your visit. You can reach the office by phone at (615) 436-2693.

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