Dr. Mark Sweeney, a renowned Austin-based cosmetic dentist, describes the treatment process behind full mouth rehabilitation and a Smile Makeover, outlining which factors make patients a good candidate for either treatment.
Austin, TX — When it comes to a person’s dental health and oral hygiene, it can be easy for small problems in the mouth to snowball into more severe and debilitating concerns. Left untreated, it’s not uncommon for relatively minor issues like a cavity or early signs of gum disease to exacerbate into plaque, tartar, tooth infections, and even lost teeth. Fortunately, advances within the field of dentistry have made it more comfortable and efficient to restore the health and appearance of a damaged smile. At Austin Dental Spa, a leading destination for family dental care in Travis County, Dr. Mark Sweeney offers two different options to treat multiple concerns in one comprehensive dental plan: full mouth rehabilitation and a Smile Makeover.
Depending on your goals and the nature of your needs, full mouth rehabilitation may be the best treatment to achieve your goals. This often involves a multi-stage treatment plan designed to use dental implants, CEREC® crowns, bridges, implant dentures, periodontal treatment, and other restorative dentistry services to reclaim both form and function. Full mouth rehabilitation typically focuses on treating pain, gum disease, a poor bite, or missing and severely damaged teeth. As a result, treatment is usually most successful for individuals who have more functional concerns with their teeth and gums.
Unlike full mouth rehabilitation, a Smile Makeover is designed to improve more aesthetic concerns, such as gaps, wear and tear, chips, staining, misalignments, and short teeth. Treatment is ideal for patients whose main concern is improving their smile rather than alleviating pain, cleansing the mouth of disease, etc. Customized according to each person’s goals, a Smile Makeover often includes some combination of teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, laser gum recontouring, and other cosmetic treatments.
Since many dental treatments offer both cosmetic and functional benefits, it’s not uncommon for the services utilized in full mouth rehabilitation and a Smile Makeover to overlap. One of the greatest advantages posed by both treatments is the long-term restoration of a patient’s teeth and smile. Dr. Sweeney emphasizes that these dental plans are completely personalized and works with each patient to formulate the most optimal approach.
About Mark Sweeney, DDS
Dr. Mark Sweeney is the lead clinician at Austin Dental Spa, a primary provider of high-quality dental treatments in Central Texas. He has been an esteemed cosmetic dentist in the Austin community for over 40 years. Featured as a “Top Dentist” in Texas Monthly and other publications, Dr. Sweeney is passionate about improving patients’ appearance and confidence through advanced dental technology and cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Sweeney is a member of numerous professional organizations to keep abreast of advances in the field, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the American Dental Association (ADA). He is also a founding member of the Texas Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Sweeney is available for interview upon request.
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