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Smile Makeover vs. Full Mouth Restoration: What’s the Difference?

Dr. Wohlers provides patients with both smile makeovers and full mouth restoration services that put the needs, wants, and comfort of the patients first.
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Is it time to improve your smile?

If you are interested in improving your smile, you have probably started with some preliminary internet research and come across the terms “smile makeover” and “full mouth restoration.” You are also probably wondering what the differences are between these two treatments and which option is best for you. This post will help you understand these terms and start you on the path toward enjoying a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Smile Makeover

A smile makeover uses cosmetic procedures to improve your smile. Most of these treatments are painless and designed to create a whiter, brighter smile that will improve your confidence. If you have stained, discolored, or dull teeth, in-office teeth whitening treatments can use the latest bleaching solutions to safely and effectively whiten your teeth by several shades.

For those with discoloration and other flaws, such as chips, porcelain veneers can be custom-fitted to your teeth, providing a thin shell for a pristine and consistent smile. Crowns are another option that offer a customized cover that can be placed over problematic teeth. For those with more than a few teeth that need improvement, veneers tend to provide a more comprehensive solution, while crowns are best for spot treatments.

With technology, such as Invisalign, you can even straighten misaligned teeth with relative ease. This system uses a series of customized clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into place. You won’t have to worry about getting braces, and the aligners are comfortable and practically invisible.

A smile makeover can utilize one or all of these types of treatments to create a more attractive smile.

Full Mouth Restoration

A full mouth restoration will certainly provide a more aesthetically pleasing smile, but it also addresses underlying problems that may affect oral health and functionality. In addition to crowns and veneers, a full mouth restoration can also include:

  • Root canals help fix teeth that have become infected.
  • Tooth removal for any teeth that are beyond repair and cannot be corrected with a root canal.
  • Dental implant treatment use titanium bars and crowns to replace teeth and create a natural look that is meant to last a lifetime.
  • Dental bridges, which consist of three or more crowns to replace multiple missing teeth.

By combining these different treatments as needed, patients can totally transform their oral health for a better smile and a healthy, fully functional mouth that is free of pain. If you are embarrassed about your smile or you have been putting off getting major work done, you may be surprised to learn just how easy it can be to enjoy the results of a full mouth restoration.

Which treatment is right for me?

The only way to determine whether you can benefit from a smile makeover or full mouth restoration is to visit a dentist. They will be able to conduct a thorough exam, identify any problems, and recommend a course of action. From there, you can work with them to achieve the results you want without having to worry about undergoing unnecessary procedures.

Patient Testimony

Dr. Wohlers provides patients with both smile makeovers and full mouth restoration services that put the needs, wants, and comfort of the patients first. Michelle M. had this to say about her experience with Dr. Wohlers and her team:

“I have had several treatments done. First, I had a failing tooth under a bridge. At the time, though, it just needed a root canal. I accepted a referral and had that work done. Several months later, it became evident that I was going to need to replace my 20-year-old front bridge. Dr. Wohlers helped me understand what I could expect from the results. As work began, we all learned that I had a bigger issue that was hidden inside the bridge.

The result was that I needed to have two implants and then a bridge. I was immediately referred to the periodontist. And Dr. Wohlers and her capable team ensured that I left the office with some temporary front teeth that were acceptable for my professional role. Several months later, I returned to have the bridge work completed. The first couple of times the work didn’t meet her aesthetic standards, and at some expense to herself, she insisted on not settling and reworked the bridge to make it just right. I have my smile back, and it is better than before.

I would tell [prospective patients] that they’ll have access to everything they want in a dentist but will never feel pressured to “buy” more services than they really need or than those from which they will meaningfully benefit. And I would say that they can trust my recommendation because I have had A LOT of dental work in different major cities over my 35+ years of caps, crowns, bridges, etc., and Dr. Wohlers is among the best.”

Call Dr. Wohlers.

Dr. Wohlers has earned a reputation for providing patients with the perfect combination of science and art. She will use her skills to offer cutting-edge treatments while also helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. Her entire staff is dedicated to making sure the patient is completely satisfied, and that means taking the time to answer any questions and make sure you are comfortable with your treatment plan.

To get started, call Dr. Wohlers today and speak with a friendly and knowledgeable representative who can help you schedule an appointment. Stop settling for a smile you don’t love. Get treated by the best, and set yourself up for a lifetime of smiles.


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