Full Mouth Reconstruction vs Smile Makeover

Stephen Malki Jan 27, 2019

A dentist with a patient smilingAlmost no one is born with a perfect smile. That is why there are so many cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments that are designed to enhance the appearance of the smile as well as enhance overall dental health. Dr. Stephen J. Malki has helped countless people in the River Edge, NJ area thanks to smile makeovers and full mouth reconstruction.

The full mouth reconstruction can improve your dental health while the smile makeover is more ideal for the appearance of your smile. The team at Malki Dental would like to go over the basics of these two advanced dentistry procedures so you have a better understanding of your treatment options.

About Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstructions are a combination of general and restorative dentistry procedures that are designed to improve the dental health and wellness of a patient. It’s a good option for people who suffer from major dental wellness problems that affect the teeth, gums, and other structures of the mouth. Typically these problems are the result of poor oral hygiene, trauma to the mouth, and lack of regular dental visits.

While the full mouth reconstruction is focused on dental health, dentists do consider the aesthetics of a patient’s smile as well during the treatment process.

What Can a Full Mouth Reconstruction Treat?

A full mouth reconstruction can be used to treat the following dental health problems:

  • Cavities and tooth decay
  • Fractured teeth
  • Acidic enamel erosion
  • Periodontal disease
  • Gum recession
  • Missing teeth
  • Root canal infections
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • TMJ disorders (TMD)

Common Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatments

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

  • Dental fillings
  • Inlays/onlays
  • Dental crowns
  • Endodontics (root canal therapy)
  • Dental bridges
  • Full and partial dentures
  • Implant dentistry
  • Gum grafting
  • Tooth extraction
  • Oral surgery

About Smile Makeovers

Smile makeovers are a combination of cosmetic dentistry treatments that are designed to improve the overall appearance of a person’s smile. These procedures address the teeth, gums, and any other structures of the mouth that impact aesthetics. These cosmetic flaws may be the result of poor oral hygiene, natural wear and tear, or even just simple genetics.

Even though smile makeovers tend to focus on aesthetics, dentists will also consider means of improving dental wellness. Health and good smile aesthetics often complement one another.

What Can a Smile Makeover Treat?

A smile makeover is ideal for treating the following cosmetic flaws:

  • Tooth discoloration and stains
  • Minor chips and cracks
  • Tooth gaps and spacing issues
  • Smile asymmetry
  • Malocclusion (crooked teeth)
  • Gummy smiles

Common Smile Makeover Treatments

To treat the above aesthetic problems, dentists will typically rely on a combination of the following:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Tooth-colored restorations
  • Gum contouring
  • Orthodontics

Advanced Custom Dental Care

As you can see, full mouth reconstructions and smile makeovers involve numerous dental procedures. The right combination of treatments will vary from patient to patient based on their needs. This is why an in-person consultation is essential. You’ll be able to have your situation addressed and learn what kind of advanced dental therapy is right for your needs.

Contact a Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist

To learn more about smile makeovers, full mouth reconstructions, and other advanced dental care treatments, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. The team at Malki Dental is here to help you. You can schedule a consultation by phone by calling (201) 646-0800.

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