A New Smile, From the Ground Up

Sometimes, minor issues can affect the beauty of your smile, even if your teeth are otherwise healthy. In such cases, a cosmetic dental procedure can usually help correct the problem and restore your smile. In other instances, however, your smile can be afflicted by a number of issues, including some that can inhibit your mouth’s proper function. When your oral health is being attacked on multiple fronts, you need more than a minor procedure or two to save your smile. Southlake dentists, Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron, explain a full-mouth reconstruction and how it can help restore your smile to its former glory, or better.

The Functionality of Your Smile

One of the first steps to reconstructing your smile is to ensure that your supportive gum tissue is healthy and free of disease. Gum disease works to erode your smile’s supporting structures, and if it isn’t dealt with before performing a restorative dental procedure, then gum disease may sabotage its success. If your gums are diseased, your first step will be thorough periodontal maintenance to control the infection, and an improved oral hygiene routine to help keep it at bay. Next, the proper alignment of your teeth and jaws must be ensured. Malocclusion (a crooked bite) can affect the function of your mouth, and if not corrected, can lead to the excessive wear and early destruction of your restorative dental work. Not to mention, the edges and crevices of crooked teeth can create more spots for bacteria to hide and work against your oral health.

Placing the Finishing Touches

Once your smile’s function and foundation are secured, you can begin to focus on your smile’s appearance. Drs. Wright and Heron offer a wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures to bring out the best in your smile, including teeth whitening, cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and many more. As the finishing touch to your full-mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry can turn your smile into one you’ll be proud to show the world.


As a native Texan, Dr. Gregory Wright opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.