If you’ve looked at before and after photos of our patients, you know that dental implants from Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH transform smiles. They are commonly used in smile makeovers and complete mouth reconstruction.
Dental implants restore form and function
To put it another way, tooth implants have beauty and brawn.
The fact that they are both cosmetic and restorative leads us to a question we get asked frequently: What’s the difference between a makeover and full mouth reconstruction?
Smile makeovers and full reconstruction may include similar procedures, but the two terms do not mean the same thing.
A fundamental difference is the principal goal for each type of treatment. It goes back to beauty and brawn.
A cosmetic smile makeover
With a smile makeover the main objective is to create a celebrity-caliber smile. The patient may want to realign their teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing configuration. They may want to whiten stained teeth. Repair chipped teeth. Replace old silver fillings.
By definition, a smile makeover transforms your appearance.
Complete mouth reconstruction
Let’s consider total mouth reconstruction. The primary goal is to restore damaged or missing teeth, and natural tooth function.
Procedures include root canals, dental implants, or crowns. Total mouth reconstruction provides the added benefit of a better smile, but that’s a secondary goal.
Dental implants have beauty and brawn, and play a starring role in both smile makeovers and total mouth reconstruction. Visit our smile gallery! At Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH we can do both. Patients from Londonderry, Salem, and Chester have come to us to improve their smiles, and for complete family dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!
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