Many cosmetic and restorative dentists offer both smile makeovers and full mouth reconstructions. This can be confusing because at first glance, the two treatments seem like the same thing. Both are customizable options that allow you to choose two or more procedures and address several dental issues at a time. The difference between the two lies in the nature of the treatments involved. Smile makeovers focus on cosmetic enhancements, while full mouth reconstructions are primarily designed to restore damaged or missing teeth.

At Anacapa Dental Art Institute, Dr. Saj Jivraj offer full mouth reconstruction to treat significant dental problems. We also offer smile makeover treatment to address cosmetic issues.

Each of these treatment plans combine dental treatments to improve the smile. Patients who have questions about the differences between full mouth reconstructions vs. smile makeover can learn more from our Oxnard, Ventura dental team.

What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is designed to improve a patient’s oral health. The treatment plan will combine restorative dentistry treatments to address oral health concerns such as dental damage, tooth loss, bone atrophy, and jaw issues.

The goal of full mouth reconstructions is to repair dental damage so that patients can enjoy a full range of comfortable oral functions.

Common Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures

Full mouth reconstructions is completely customizable. Each treatment plan is tailored to the unique needs of the patient. Depending on each patient’s dental needs, full mouth reconstruction may involve any combination of restorative and periodontal treatments, including:

What Is Smile Makeover Treatment?

Smile makeover treatment is designed to improve the aesthetics of the smile. Even a healthy smile can have cosmetic flaws, such as dental stains, superficial chips or cracks, and spacing issues, that detract from the beauty of the smile.

Smile makeover treatment combines cosmetic dentistry treatments to eliminate or minimize imperfections so that patients can have straight, white, attractive teeth.

Common Smile Makeover Procedures

As with full mouth reconstruction, every smile makeover treatment is customized to the specific needs of each patient. Dr. Jivraj may combine any number of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals, including:


Full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover treatment benefit patients by addressing a number of oral health or aesthetic concerns in just one treatment plan. These customizable procedures address the unique needs of each patient while providing several other advantages:

  • Full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover procedures can shorten a patient’s overall treatment timeline
  • Multiple procedures can be performed at once, which may lower the ultimate cost of treatment
  • Smile makeover treatment and full mouth reconstruction may lower the overall number of patient visits, as well as the number of times under sedation
  • Both treatment plans dramatically makeover the smile so that patients can achieve their dental goals

Schedule Your Own Private Consultation with Dr. J

Anacapa Dental Art Institute is proud of their dedicated service to Ventura County. Lead by world-renowned top cosmetic prosthodontist Dr. Jivraj and his expert staff, Anacapa has the expertise and facility to handle whatever your cosmetic dental situation may be. Whether it’s a tooth whitening or a full mouth reconstruction, expect nothing but some of the best dental care Ventura County has available.

Call today for a private consultation. Renew your smile, renew your life.


We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-800-8289. Our office at 2821 N Ventura Road, Building H, Oxnard, 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.

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