Do you want to improve the appearance of your smile? Do you want to improve the appearance of your smile and/or restore the function of your mouth? If that’s the case, you’ve probably started looking into the procedures that your Colorado Springs dentist at Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry can perform. A whole mouth dental reconstruction and a smile makeover are two terms you may have heard.
So, what’s the difference between the two terms? Which method is most appropriate for you? Read on to learn about the distinctions between a full mouth dental reconstruction and a smile makeover, and how to choose which operation will offer you the best results.
What is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is a set of dental operations performed for purely cosmetic reasons. A smile makeover can change a smile into a more aesthetically pleasing one for our Colorado Springs dental patients with healthy but misaligned or gapped teeth, often increasing confidence and making patients want to show off their pearly whites more frequently.
What is Included in a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is a combination of several cosmetic dental operations, such as:
- Teeth whitening is used to whiten stained teeth.
- Porcelain veneers are a thin, shell-like coating of porcelain that is applied to existing teeth with faults such as chipping or discoloration.
- Braces or Invisalign are two options for correcting crooked teeth. Crowns, while primarily a functional operation, can also be used to conceal unsightly faults in teeth.