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Jean E. Barthman, DDS
801 Brewster Ave<br/> Ste 255
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Meet Dr. Barthman

Dr. BarthmanBeauty, Health and Comfort. These words best describe the office of Dr. Barthman. Because of her years of experience and education, she possesses the latest knowledge and techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve optimal results.

Dr. Barthman is a Member of

  • American Dental Association
  • Las Vegas Institute for
  • Advanced Dental Studies

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Above all else, Dr. Barthman wants for you to have a beautiful, new smile. Prevention is the key to staying healthy and so we recommend the following tips to get you on your way:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Chew sugarless gum instead of sugary varieties.
  • Floss daily and if possible, after every meal.
  • Prevent plaque and cavities by reducing your daily intake of sweet snacks.
  • Schedule a cleaning and oral examination with Dr. Barthman once a year.

 

Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover

October 10, 2018 @ 03:15 PM -- by Dr. Jean Barthman

A young woman sitting in a dentist’s chair smilingMany dental practices offer comprehensive treatment plans called smile makeovers and full mouth reconstructions. At first glance, the two approaches may seem the same. Each involve choosing two or more procedures to address several dental issues in a single treatment program.

The difference between the two approaches lies in the purpose of the treatment; smile makeovers only involve cosmetic procedures, while full mouth reconstruction focuses on restorative dental treatments.

Dr. Jean Barthman, in Redwood City, CA, offers both of these customizable treatment plans. Read on to learn more about full mouth reconstruction vs. smile makeover to learn which might be right for you.

Understanding Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover is designed to completely transform your smile and give you a boost of self-confidence. The treatment plan combines cosmetic dental therapies and is entirely dependent on your goals and budget.

Therapies that you may choose to upgrade your smile, include:

  • Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain placed over the front of a tooth to conceal dental flaws
  • Invisalign is a discreet way to align your teeth with a system of clear plastic retainers
  • Professional teeth whitening can dramatically brighten your smile

A Look at Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction differs from a smile makeover in that its chief purpose is to rehabilitate the mouth of a patient with several oral health concerns.  Of course, your dentist will also consider aesthetic goals to ensure your smile looks great.

A full mouth reconstruction may target the teeth, gums, and jaw issues like TMJ disorder. Procedures vary and may include:

  • Tooth-colored fillings: This dental restoration is the standard for stabilizing a tooth after it has been treated for mild to moderate decay
  • Porcelain crowns: These restorations fit over the tooth like a cap to provide it with strength following treatment for dental damage
  • Dental implants: These titanium posts are inserted in the jawbone, and a crown, bridge, or denture is attached
  • Dentures: This restoration replaces a full row of teeth
  • TMJ disorder: This condition occurs when the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is strained and causes headaches, facial pain, and bite imbalances

What Are the Similarities Between Treatment Plans?

A restorative and cosmetic dentist can make important recommendations about which procedures will most benefit your oral health and smile needs. Only by consulting a dentist will you be able to zero in on the specifics of a smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction treatment plan.

Your treatment will begin with a consultation, and full mouth reconstruction plans and smile makeovers can be scheduled according to your timeframe. Treatments can be phased in based on scheduling requirements and budgeting needs. Our staff can also meet with you to review your insurance plan to optimize carrier coverage and minimize out-of-pocket expenses.

Make Your Appointment Today

If you are ready to rejuvenate your smile through a full mouth reconstruction or smile makeover, reach out to us today. You can call us at (650) 367-4967 or set up your appointment online.