When to Consider a Full Mouth Reconstruction Vs. a Smile Makeover

When to Consider a Full Mouth Reconstruction Vs. a Smile Makeover


Sometimes, staying on top of your dental health can’t be achieved with a single, simple procedure, and something more drastic is needed. And in such cases, two possibilities appear:

A smile makeover, or a full mouth reconstruction. But which is the right choice for you?

What’s a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of someone’s smile. It can involve several different procedures, based on what a person needs as well as the desired look. 

The treatment plan for a smile makeover can include:

  • Fixing cracks, or chips in the teeth;
  • Filling gaps;
  • Straightening teeth;
  • Whitening or removing stains or discoloration;
  • Gum recontouring, etc.

What’s a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

During a full mouth reconstruction, you have a wider treatment plan that is designed to address multiple dental issues at the same time. The purpose of the reconstruction is to improve both the aesthetic and function of the teeth or the bite.

Some procedures that can be included in a full mouth reconstruction are:

  • Fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Implants
  • Fixing broken or missing teeth
  • Other types of dental surgery, etc.

Which Is for You?

To answer this question, we have to consider the current health of your teeth. If your problems are only cosmetic in nature, meaning your teeth are overall healthy and you just want to make them look better, then a cosmetic makeover is the path to take.

However, if you have a lot of dental damage that needs to be addressed, you might need a full mouth reconstruction. You don’t have to make the decision on your own, however. If you see a dentist for a consultation, they will inspect your oral health and make the right recommendation for your situation.

There Is Some Leeway, However

A lot of dental procedures greatly depend on each other, so don’t be shocked to discover your dentist recommends a restorative procedure within your smile makeover.

For instance, if you have generally healthy teeth and just one damaged tooth that needs to be fixed, the dentist will first take care of this tooth, and then move on to the cosmetic procedures.

Likewise, if you require a full mouth restoration, you can also address certain cosmetic issues at the same time. Your dentist can help you with the right recommendations to take care of both the function and appearance of your smile!

Need a Smile Upgrade? Come to Pearl Dental Studio!

If you need to improve both the health and the function of your smile, Pearl Dental Studio can help with both. We offer a wide array of expert dental services that can take care of your oral health from A-Z, ensuring your smile is happy and healthy.

Book a consultation with Dr. Lindsay Cash or call us at (864) 214-5806 to find out what procedures you need to get the smile of your dreams!

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