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

A beautiful, healthy smile is a great confidence booster, but this isn’t where the benefits end. Patients who have imperfect smiles or smiles damaged significantly from disease or decay will find that having a healthy smile improves function and overall health. If you are considering ways to restore your smile and live in the Springfield, MA area, we encourage you to book an evaluation with our team at My Great Smile. We can provide both full mouth reconstruction and smile makeovers, which are two different dental plans tailored to patients to help them reach their smile goals. Knowing which one is right for you is the first step in working with our dental team for smile enhancement. 

What is the difference between a smile makeover and full mouth reconstruction? 

Full mouth reconstruction – with full mouth reconstruction, the primary goal is to restore the function of the smile. This includes repairing teeth or fixing certain dental problems using a combination of procedures. Damage may include issues such as severe periodontal disease, tooth loss, tooth decay, or damage to the smile due to trauma. To reconstruct the smile, the dentist may use any of the following procedures: 

  •         Endodontic treatments (root canal therapy)
  •         Dental extractions (surgical or simple)
  •         Dental crowns and bridges
  •         Dental implants
  •         Porcelain veneers
  •         Orthodontia

Smile makeover – alternatively, patients who are more concerned about the appearance of the smile and already have good oral health may be better suited for the traditional smile makeover. This is a combination of cosmetic procedures that help fix dental flaws and imperfections. This may include gapped, unusually shaped, or discolored teeth. Some of the procedures used in a smile makeover include: 

  •         Professional teeth whitening
  •         Porcelain veneers
  •         Orthodontia
  •         Dental crowns

Discuss your dental needs with the team at My Great Smile 

Springfield, MA area patients who are interested in working with a dentist in the community who offers a wide range of cosmetic and restorative services are encouraged to call (413) 781-7645 to request a consultation visit with our dentists, including Drs. David Peck, Pablo Velastegui, and Mahmoud Homsi. With the help of our team, patients can learn about the ways in which our dentists can improve the function, appearance, and overall health of the teeth and gums. The office is located at 41 Taylor Street and accepts new patients. 

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