Many people have something about their smile that they wish they could change. For some people, there are several different problems. They would like to have a whole new smile.
You may have heard of a smile makeover, in which a restorative dentist uses several different procedures to completely refresh a patient’s smile. You may also have heard of full mouth reconstruction, which also involves using several different procedures to restore the smile. What’s the difference between these two? How can you know which one you need?
Smile makeovers and full mouth reconstruction are both used for patients who need several procedures. In general, a smile makeover is more targeted to the appearance of the smile. This is useful for patients whose teeth are functional, but who have cosmetic problems that they want to fix. By contrast, full mouth reconstruction fixes issues that are functional as well as cosmetic. This is used in patients who have more extensive damage to their teeth. However, there is overlap between the two, and it’s not always easy to categorize a series of procedures as being either a smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction.
A smile makeover is a personalized process, and you’ll work together with your restorative dentist Seattle to figure out which procedures will be included in your smile makeover. Certain procedures are more commonly included in smile makeover treatment plans. These include:
Again, the exact procedures included in full mouth reconstruction depend on your needs. A consultation with your restorative dentist Seattle will determine which ones you need. Some of the common procedures in full mouth reconstruction include:
Fillings and root canals
While full mouth reconstruction is generally more concerned with restoring function, cosmetic procedures may also be included. All of the common smile makeover procedures may also be a part of full mouth reconstruction, depending on the patient’s needs and goals.
Dr. Arkadi Razoumovitch, DDS provides cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry in a comfortable, professional environment. Dr. Razoumovich received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Washington. He has had extensive post-graduate training, including residency training at the University of California Los Angeles, and is a member of numerous professional organizations including The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Razoumovich makes dental treatment relaxed and comfortable for patients while enhancing their oral health and beautifying their smiles