Restore your smile’s natural brilliance.

Do you want a smile that’s as healthy as it is beautiful? Our team at Duvall Dental Center can help you get there. We offer a range of different restorative and cosmetic procedures designed to treat many issues. One of those procedures is a full mouth reconstruction. Encompassing multiple treatments, this procedure can address and help correct dental problems that occur simultaneously, such as multiple teeth that are decayed or missing. We also offer a smile makeover, which is more cosmetic in nature and can help enhance the natural beauty of your teeth.

Not sure which solution is right for you? Today, we’re breaking down the differences between the two so you can make an informed decision for your dental health.

Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover: The Main Differences

Both a full mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover can help you achieve your best smile. In a sense, a reconstruction is a makeover. The result of this restorative-based treatment will be a smile that’s completely transformed and healthier than ever before!

However, when we use the term “smile makeover,” we’re specifically talking about the cosmetic dentistry services we can offer in our office. This treatment is meant to enhance the look of your teeth, while a full mouth reconstruction is focused on both beauty and function.

What does a full mouth reconstruction include?

A full mouth reconstruction involves multiple restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures, all designed to help the correct current and ongoing dental problems you might be experiencing.

This service is best suited for patients who require all of their teeth to be either rebuilt or replaced due to a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Missing teeth
  • Severely decayed teeth
  • Multiple large fillings
  • Cracked or broken
  • Badly worn teeth (due to bruxism, improper brushing, etc.)

As you might expect, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all dental treatment that will address all of these issues at once. However, you can receive multiple treatments at the same time with a full mouth reconstruction. Pursuing these treatments individually can be time-consuming and cost-prohibitive, so a comprehensive solution is both quicker and more affordable.

Different Services Provided

During your evaluation, Dr. Tyler will assess your teeth and gums, then create a customized treatment plan meant just for you. This plan will include the different mouth restoration options that can address your dental issues.

For instance, Dr. Tyler may recommend dental crowns if your teeth are badly damaged or decayed. If you are missing one or two teeth, then dental implants or a dental bridge can help fill in the gap. We also offer full-arch solutions or individual dental implants to replace multiple missing teeth.

Then, there are treatments meant solely to help your smile look as bright as possible. To this end, your reconstruction may also include dental veneers. Comprised of thin sheets of dental porcelain, veneers are bonded to the surface of your teeth to correct many aesthetic issues, such as:

  • Staining
  • Discoloration
  • Gaps
  • Unevenness or crookedness

At Duvall Dental Center, we take pride in using beautiful, tooth-like materials such as porcelain, e.max, and zirconia in our restorative dental treatments. Not only are these materials incredibly durable, but they’re also designed to look as natural as possible.

What does a smile makeover include?

While a full mouth reconstruction improves the form and function of your teeth, a smile makeover focuses strictly on the form part. This treatment combines a few different cosmetic dentistry services to help your teeth appear brighter, straighter, and more uniform.

A few of the different treatments you might find in a smile makeover include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Tooth implants
  • Composite bonding
  • Conventional braces or Invisalign

As with a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Tyler will work with you to develop a personalized smile makeover plan that can address the aesthetic needs of your teeth. This plan will consider various aspects of your appearance, including your skin tone, facial esthetics, and the proportions of your natural smile. We provide custom smiles by design, taking each patient’s unique needs into account.

The end result will be a natural-looking enhancement that can bolster your confidence and help you feel your best. Thanks to our innovative in-office technology, most of our patients can enjoy a new smile in one day!

How are the two treatments alike?

As you review the different services that go into a full mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover, you may notice a good degree of overlap. For instance, both treatment plans can include porcelain veneers as well as tooth implants.

Why is this the case? Put simply, many patients have dental issues that are both cosmetic and restorative in nature. In fact, this happens more often than not.

If this applies to you, then consider the overarching benefits that a full mouth reconstruction can provide. You can enhance the surface-level beauty of your teeth through veneers as well as correct any painful or debilitating issues through dental crowns, implants, dentures, and other treatments.

If your problems are more functional in nature, then it’s best to stick with a reconstruction. While you may decide to whiten or bond your teeth down the road, it’s important to get them in great shape first. Dr. Tyler can help you address your dental problems all at once, so you can focus on aesthetics later.

Which is best for you?

If your teeth are badly damaged or decayed and the problem affects a large number of teeth, then Dr. Tyler may recommend a full mouth reconstruction. On the other hand, if you simply want to address the look of your teeth, then a smile makeover can be the way to go.

Before making any decisions, be sure to speak with our team. We can answer any questions you might have and help you schedule an appointment at our office. You can also enjoy a free video consultation with Dr. Tyler to help you navigate this next step!