Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover
By Andrew Mortensen, DDS on February 05, 2019
Everyone deserves to have a smile that functions comfortably and looks attractive. Unfortunately, there are many dental complications and aesthetic blemishes that can prevent people from achieving their most beautiful smile. When oral health issues are compounded, a healthy and beautiful smile can seem completely out of reach.
Dr. Andrew Mortensen can combine dental procedures in a full mouth reconstruction plan that restores the health and function of the teeth. Or, if cosmetic imperfections are a concern, a smile makeover may be a better option.
Here, patients can learn more about full mouth reconstruction vs. smile makeover treatment. Contact our Fountain Valley, CA practice to find out which may be right for you.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Applications
Full mouth reconstruction treatment allows Dr. Mortensen to address a number of oral health problems at once so that we can restore the health and function of the teeth and gums. Full mouth reconstruction can address issues such as:
- Tooth decay
- Acid erosion
- Dental fractures
- Root canal infection
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
Restorative dentistry treatments that may be combined in a full mouth reconstruction treatment plan includes dental fillings, dental crowns, dental implants, and periodontal treatment.
Full mouth reconstruction tends to involve extensive dental work, so it is often performed using sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry keeps patients relaxed and comfortable throughout treatment.
Full mouth reconstruction restores oral function and results in a smile that is stronger and healthier.
Smile Makeover Applications
Smile makeover treatment combines a number of dental treatments. These treatments focus on improving the appearance of the smile. Smile makeover treatment enhances the appearance of the teeth by treating issues such as:
- Dental stains
- Tooth discoloration
- Superficial chips, cracks, or fractures
- Minor misalignment problems
Depending on the patient’s needs, smile makeover treatment may combine teeth whitening, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers. When many aesthetic flaws are present, smile makeover treatment can be lengthy, so this procedure can also be performed using sedation dentistry to keep patients comfortable.
At the completion of smile makeover treatment, patients will have a smile that is bright, white, and beautiful.
Addressing Cosmetic and Oral Health Problems
It is not unusual for a patient’s smile to be compromised by both cosmetic imperfections and structural damage. In cases such as these, Dr. Mortensen is happy to combine restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments. We like to refer to these treatment sessions as full mouth rehabilitation.
Full mouth rehabilitation is customized to the specific needs of each patient. It may involve the application of porcelain veneers, the placement of dental implants, teeth whitening, or even neuromuscular dentistry. Full mouth rehabilitation will address aesthetic blemishes and oral health complications so all patients can enjoy their best smile.
Whether you are dissatisfied with the health or appearance of your smile, Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen offers the dental treatments that address those concerns. To learn more about full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover treatment, contact us at your earliest convenience. Call (714) 964-4183 to schedule an appointment.
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“I am proud to have served patients in our community. Through continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to offer you and your family the high level of care you're looking for.” Andrew G. Mortensen, D.D.S.