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Smile Makeover vs. Full Mouth Reconstruction

by Everett E. Heringer, DDS
December 14th, 2018
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There are a lot of structural and cosmetic imperfections that can negatively impact the smile. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for these problems to be present at the same time.

For instance, a patient who has a chipped tooth may also have dental stains. It can seem overwhelming when there are so many flaws that need to be addressed to restore the health or beauty of the smile, but patients should not be dismayed.

At his dental practice, Dr. Everett Heringer can combine dental treatments to meet each patient’s dental needs. Some patients may benefit from a smile makeover to enhance the appearance of the smile, while others may be better suited for full mouth reconstruction to improve the health of the smile.

Here, patients can learn a little more about the types of treatments that may be involved in a smile makeover vs. full mouth reconstruction at our Bismarck, ND dental center.

Smile Makeover Candidates

A smile makeover is a dental treatment that combines multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures to erase or minimize the appearance of cosmetic blemishes.

Smile makeovers are ideal for patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile by addressing substantial aesthetic flaws.

Potential candidates for a smile makeover include those with:

  • Dental stains or tooth discoloration
  • Minor chips, cracks, or fractures
  • Minor misalignment problems
  • Gapped teeth
  • A twisted or turned tooth
  • Excessive gum tissue (i.e. a “gummy” smile)

Smile Makeover Procedures

Every smile makeover procedure is customized to meet the specific needs of the patient, so no two treatment plans are the exact same. A smile makeover may include any combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures that will help the patient achieve their personal aesthetic goals.

Some of the procedures that may be included as part of smile makeover treatment are:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Cosmetic dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental crowns
  • Gum recontouring

Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates

Full mouth reconstruction is similar to a smile makeover in that it combines a number of dental treatments to address multiple dental flaws. However, full mouth reconstruction is geared toward improving the health and function of the smile.

Ideal candidates for full mouth reconstruction include patients with dental problems such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Root canal infection
  • Acid erosion
  • Significant chips, cracks, or fractures
  • Missing teeth
  • Gum disease

Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures

Like a smile makeover, full mouth reconstruction is completely personalized. This allows Dr. Heringer to best meet each patient’s specific oral health needs.

Full mouth reconstruction may combine any restorative dentistry treatments that could improve the health or structure of the smile, such as:

  • Fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Root canal therapy
  • Periodontal treatment

Contact Us

If you are interested in improving the health and beauty of your smile, Dr. Everett Heringer can help. Dr. Heringer will thoroughly examine your smile to create a customized dental treatment that is tailored to your unique needs and desires. To learn more about the comprehensive range of dental services offered at our practice, contact us at your earliest convenience. You can reach us by phone at (701) 255-4850.

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Bismarck's Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry

Bismarck, ND

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