A smile makeover—also called a full mouth reconstruction—is a comprehensive cosmetic dental treatment designed that restores and “rebuilds” an individual’s entire mouth (as the name implies!). My team and I at Kelowna Dental Centre are proud to specialize in providing our valued patients with exceptional smile makeovers and full mouth reconstruction services in-house.
But under what circumstances should you consider a smile makeover? Typically, full mouth reconstructions are sought when a patient’s dentition has deteriorated beyond the point where standard tooth-to-tooth dentistry is no longer effective. Individuals who opt for smile makeovers have issues with their bite, and it requires reconstructing the bite so that we can control and orient the forces properly in their mouth. The process often involves hard and soft tissue grafting, dental implants, and crowns or veneers and is always performed under IV sedation.
At Kelowna Dental Centre, we understand that many people, especially those later in life, come to us for a full mouth reconstruction because they’re uncomfortable, not chewing efficiently, and/or have lost hope in their smile and dentition. They lack confidence, and their self-esteem may suffer, which can significantly impact their lives. We know that having a healthy, beautiful smile tremendously affects one’s overall quality of life. That’s why we deliver customized care plans and treatment solutions to meet each patient’s unique needs.
So, without further adieu, shall we dive into the smile makeover procedure, our approach to full mouth reconstructions at Kelowna Dental Centre, and more? Ok, sure thing. Let’s do it.
Smile Makeovers: Start-To-Finish, Consistent Care
We know that undergoing a smile makeover can be a significant investment of time and money. That’s why we carefully craft our patients’ unique care agendas from start to finish, including all their appointments (spoiler alert: there actually won’t be that many appointments!) and what to expect during the process. This roadmap ensures that our patients are fully informed about their treatment process and allows us to work together to achieve the best results possible.
We also understand that each patient is unique and has different dental needs. That’s why an initial consultation is essential to create a personalized treatment plan that best suits their situation. During this consultation, we take the time to hear our patients’ concerns, understand their dental goals and expectations, and have a crystal clear picture of what they’re hoping to achieve through the smile makeover process.
Once we comprehensively understand their needs and wants, our team creates an ideal treatment plan that aligns with their goals. We also promptly address any questions or doubts arising from these initial steps. It’s important to us that our patients understand the proposed plan and feel comfortable moving forward.
We harness state-of-the-art dental technology and the highest quality materials available to ensure we create ideal treatment plans for our patients. Our team utilizes 3D scans and intraoral digital imaging to create a digitized case plan that allows for flawless execution of the proposed treatment. This means our patients can rest assured that their treatment plan is personalized and informed by the most advanced dental resources available.
Our patients are always at the centre of everything we do at Kelowna Dental Centre. By taking the time to understand their unique dental needs and creating a personalized treatment plan using the best technology and materials, we are proud to help them transform their smiles and improve their overall oral health and well-being.
The Kelowna Dental Centre Approach to Smile Makeovers
Kelowna Dental Centre’s approach to smile makeovers is genuinely one of a kind. I, Dr. Michael Webster, regularly schedule 8-10 hour appointments for these procedures, during which my team and I complete up to 90-95% of the treatment in just one sitting! Our patients can leave the clinic with their treatment essentially completed in just a single appointment. Incredible, right?
Perhaps, but I’m proud to say that my experience and skill—along with the support of my highly educated, innovative team—enable me to perform the complex procedures that comprise a smile makeover, such as dental implants, gum grafting, dental crowns, and more, with the utmost precision and efficiency.
This unique approach to smile makeovers has many benefits, starting with reducing potential risks associated with complex procedures. By performing most of the smile makeover work in a single appointment, our patients are inherently less exposed to risks related to anesthesia and surgery. And because this approach requires fewer appointments, that means fewer disruptions to the patient’s schedule, meaning less time away from work or their families.
Another advantage of getting your smile makeover done at Kelowna Dental Centre is that we produce rapid, seamless results for our patients. At some dental clinics, a full mouth reconstruction can be a lengthy process, sometimes taking up to 12 months (holy cow!). However, we’re equipped to turn someone’s life around through a smile makeover in just 2-3 weeks TOTAL. Unsurprisingly, our patients are often amazed at how quickly their smiles are transformed and how quickly they feel its impact on their overall quality of life.
Patient comfort and satisfaction are our top priority, and we go above and beyond to ensure they have an excellent experience with us. My team and I take the time to communicate with patients and address their concerns, ensuring they’re well-informed before undergoing treatment. Our team also provides comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure our patients’ continued success and satisfaction with their results.
Overall, Kelowna Dental Centre patients enjoy the benefits of reduced risk, fewer appointments, quicker results, and a comfortable, satisfying dental experience.
Smile Makeover: Beyond the Aesthetics
While the cosmetic benefits of a full mouth reconstruction are certainly a significant part of the process, the psychological and functional advantages are arguably just as noteworthy. For many individuals who undergo this type of treatment, the physical improvements to their teeth and gums are accompanied by a boost in their emotional well-being.
One of the most significant psychological benefits of a full mouth reconstruction is the boost in self-confidence it provides. When people feel proud of their smile, they are more likely to smile more often and socialize confidently. Increased self-confidence can improve personal relationships, social interactions, and even career prospects.
Beyond the psychological benefits, a full mouth reconstruction can also have significant functional benefits. A restored functional bite allows patients to chew and speak properly, improving their oral health and well-being. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet becomes more manageable with a functional bite, which can lead to improved overall physical health.
Sometimes, a smile makeover can even help alleviate chronic pain or discomfort associated with a dysfunctional bite or other dental issues. This can lead to improved sleep, reduced stress levels, and an overall improved quality of life.
It’s important to note that smile makeovers aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution, and the specific benefits will depend on each patient’s individual needs. However, for many of our patients, the combination of cosmetic, psychological, and functional advantages is truly life-changing.
Ready for a Smile Makeover to Change Your Life?
At Kelowna Dental Centre, we work closely with each patient to understand their unique needs and goals. Our team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate care that prioritizes the well-being of our patients above all else.
Everyone deserves to feel confident and healthy in their smile, regardless of their budget or financial situation. That’s why we offer flexible, fully-customizable in-house financing options to suit any budget. This means anyone can access the exceptional dental care they deserve to live a happy, healthy life.
If you’re considering a smile makeover to improve your oral health and overall well-being, get in touch with us today. We’ll walk you through the entire process and ensure you feel comfortable and heard during your consultation. Our team of experts is here to answer any questions and help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
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Dr. Michael Webster
Kelowna Dental Centre Owner
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