Smile Makeover Vs. Full Mouth Reconstruction: What’s The Difference?

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There are fewer features that can be more telling of a person’s age than his or her smile. In fact, having damaged or missing teeth often makes people look – and feel – older than they actually are. For these patients, award-winning dentist Dr. Darren K. Dickson and the expert team at My Dentist in Plano are proud to offer a wide range of groundbreaking cosmetic and restorative dentistry options, including the smile makeover, full-mouth rehabilitation, and more. Read on to learn how these two procedures differ and find out which one may be the best solution to help you regain the stunning, youthful, healthy smile you deserve.

What is a smile makeover?

The smile makeover is a fully customizable treatment plan that aims to create or restore a beautiful mouth by addressing the patient’s specific set of concerns, including (but not limited to):

  • Yellow teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Tooth size
  • Alignment of teeth
  • Gap between teeth
  • Crack or chip in tooth

Based on the patient’s specific goals, a number of treatments and techniques may be included in his or her personalized smile makeover plan, such as:

  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth whitening
  • Invisalign® clear aligners or clear ceramic braces
  • Tooth bonding
  • Gum reshaping
  • Gum grafting
  • Tooth contouring

What’s the difference between a smile makeover and full mouth restoration?

Sometimes referred to as a full-mouth restoration or full-mouth rehabilitation, the full-mouth reconstruction procedure is a highly beneficial treatment for patients with both cosmetic and functional concerns regarding their teeth. In many cases, full-mouth construction is used to replace broken or missing teeth, restore teeth that have been ground down with age, and simply allow the patient to chew, smile, laugh, and talk with confidence in the form and function of their teeth. Compared with a smile makeover, full-mouth rehabilitation often incorporates more extensive restorative dentistry techniques that address virtually every tooth in the mouth. These may include:

  • Dental implants
  • Crowns, dentures, and bridges
  • All-on-4® dental arches

Additionally, cosmetic techniques can also be incorporated into a full-mouth restoration for a more complete and striking final outcome.

During your initial consultation for a smile makeover or full-mouth restoration in the Plano/Richardson/Frisco/McKinney area, Dr. Dickson will take ample time to evaluate and discuss your concerns, listen to your goals, explain all of your available options in detail, and recommend a customized treatment plan that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle. In many cases, total smile transformations can be completed in a single visit or just a few appointments for added convenience. Once your dental work is complete, our team will schedule a makeup, hair, and photography session to capture and celebrate your new look!

Be comfortable, confident, and care-free with a full smile makeover in Plano, TX

If you’re in the North Dallas area and want to rejuvenate your smile or restore your dental health, we can help. Call the knowledgeable team at My Dentist in Plano to schedule your no-obligation consultation with smile transformation expert Dr. Darren Dickson today, and take the first step toward getting the smile of your dreams!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.