Smile Makeover vs. Full Mouth Reconstruction

By Dr. David Wyse on March 17, 2019

A patient smiling at the dentist's officeProblems rarely come one at a time. Chipped teeth could be stained, and a bad cavity could also be accompanied by gingivitis or more advanced stages of gum disease. Thankfully Bloomington, IL dentists Dr. Jay W. Chrisman and Dr. David D. Wyse have ways of addressing these problems. Whether it’s a full mouth reconstruction to treat major dental health problems or smile makeover treatment, which combines multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures, we can help you.

The team at Chrisman & Wyse would like to cover the basics of smile makeover treatment and full mouth reconstruction. We’ll compare each of these advanced dentistry procedures to help you understand which one might be best for your dental care needs.

About Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover refers to a combination of multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures that enhance the aesthetics and overall appearance of a patient’s smile. A smile makeover is recommended when multiple aesthetic flaws are present that a single treatment options cannot address.

While dental health is always an important consideration, smile makeovers are mainly concerned with whitening teeth, improving gum contour, and improving overall straightness and evenness of your smile.

Problems a Smile Makeover Can Treat

Smile makeovers are often performed to treat the following cosmetic flaws affecting a smile:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Dental stains
  • Minor chips
  • Minor cracks
  • Small tooth gaps
  • Spacing issues
  • Smile asymmetry
  • Gummy smiles

Common Procedures in a Smile Makeover

Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures used during a smile makeover include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Gum contouring
  • Orthodontics

About Full Mouth Reconstructions

A full mouth reconstruction refers to a combination of multiple restorative dentistry procedures that are intended to improve the health of the teeth, gums, and jaw joint. Full mouth reconstructions are considered when a patient suffers from major dental health issues that a single procedure cannot fix. This may be due to injury/trauma or from neglectful oral hygiene.

Aesthetics are always considered during a full mouth reconstruction, but improving overall health and wellness is the primary concern with this advanced dental therapy.

Problems a Full Mouth Reconstruction Can Treat

Full mouth reconstructions are often performed to treat these kinds of health and wellness issues that affect the mouth:

  • Tooth decay
  • Dental erosion
  • Tooth fractures
  • Missing teeth
  • Root canal infections
  • Periodontal disease
  • Gum recession
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • TMJ disorders

Common Procedures in a Full Mouth Reconstruction

Some of the most common restorative dentistry procedures used during a full mouth reconstruction include:

  • Fillings
  • Inlays/onlays
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Endodontic therapy
  • Tooth extractions
  • Oral surgery

Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

As you can see, smile makeovers and full mouth reconstructions can address numerous problems and enhance your dental wellness in a number of ways. People with more aesthetic issues will typically undergo a smile makeover, while people with health issues affecting the teeth and gums are more likely to undergo a full mouth reconstruction.

During a consultation at our practice, we will be able to perform a thorough examination and discuss what treatment option is ideally suited to your current needs.

Learn More About Your Dental Treatment Options

To learn more about improving your dental health and wellness, be sure to contact our team of cosmetic and restorative dentists. We at Chrisman & Wyse are here to help you have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible. You can reach our practice by phone at (309) 663-6393.

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I love my "new teeth." I feel so much better about my smile. The staff at Dr. Chrisman's office was very friendly and professional. I would recommend them to anyone looking for excellent dental care. Jennifer B

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207 S Prospect Rd
Ste 2
Bloomington, IL 61704

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

More Info Directions (309) 663-6393