Full Mouth Reconstruction in Raleigh

Having a smile that you’re unhappy about can drain your self-confidence. If you find yourself hiding away your smile during social gatherings then perhaps it may be time to look into cosmetic dentistry. We live in a society in which the dental industry grows every year with new advances and new procedures that can correct anything in the mouth. There are multiple treatment options available to give you the same result, depending on your preferences. A full mouth reconstruction involves combining a multitude of different treatments that focus on different issues in your smile. 

Using the technological advances available in the dental industry, your dental professional can recommend the best treatment options for you. With a full mouth reconstruction, your dental professional will firstly plan out your smile transformation journey during a consultation. This is the appointment in which all details about your procedures will be discussed. 

Picture of woman with Full Mouth Reconstruction

Renaissance Dental Center is located in Raleigh, NC but graciously provide comprehensive Dental Services to all surrounding areas including Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, and Garner.


Initial Consultation

Drs. Abernethy, Sonner & Wells share a joined passion for only the highest quality of dentistry on your journey towards optimal oral health.

Initially your cosmetic dentist will perform a detailed exam to see exactly what needs to be done to adjust your smile for full optimal health, function, and aesthetics. An x-ray exam will also take place to ensure the dentist is aware of the bone structure and tooth placement of every tooth in your smile. The x-ray will also determine if more complicated procedures will be needed to adjust or realign bone structure. 

Finances, procedures, and healing times will also be discussed during this consultation. If you have any questions regarding any aspect of your procedures, be sure to clarify these with your dental professional. In most cases, financing for an aesthetic reconstruction will result in the patient paying for most costs out of pocket. Dental insurance may cover a small percentage of the procedures if it is required for your dental health and functionality. 

The Art of Your Smile

Renaissance Dental Center the Triangle’s award winning general and cosmetic dentists


There are many treatment options available for a full mouth reconstruction. Your dental professional will go over all options that will benefit your smile transformation. It is important to remember that your cosmetic dentist has your oral health in mind as his or her top priority. Aesthetic treatments will be put on hold if your teeth, gums, or bone tissue are unhealthy to start with. These issues will be addressed prior to any aesthetic treatments.

Periodontal Care

As mentioned above, your total oral health is your professional’s main priority. If during the detailed exam your dentist found an advanced stage of periodontitis (gum) disease, this would need to be treated immediately. This treatment will involve the patient to be under a local anesthetic or IV sedation, and a root scaling and planning or laser treatment is often recommended. 

This will involve the professional to scrape and clean away all of the plaque build-ups that is around your teeth and below the gum line. If this is left untreated, gums will slowly start to pull away from teeth and could fall out (as the worst-case scenario). 

Bone or Gum Grafting

When the patient has unhealthy gums, it can lead to a slew of issues. The gum tissue will start to recede and pull away from teeth if there is gum disease present. In some cases, a gum graft will be needed to adjust the aesthetics of this result. 

A bone graft may be needed if the patient has left a missing tooth un-replaced and the jaw bone below this area has started to deteriorate. A bone graft is needed for patients who are interested in replacing missing teeth with a dental implant. A dental implant would need a significant amount of bone structure in order to sit stable in the mouth. 

Root Canal Therapy

A cavity can happen if the patient doesn’t brush or floss their teeth normally and an infection has occurred inside a tooth’s pulp. This infection can also occur if there is a crack or there is damage to the tooth that has welcomed bacteria inside the tooth’s shell. A root canal therapy will involve the removal of the tooth’s infected pulp, and a buildup (large filling) and crown will be inserted as a replacement. This is a great way to keep the natural tooth in place to ensure (aesthetically) the smile is left with all natural teeth.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is the best and most-recommended tooth replacement option in the industry. It is the only option that allows patients to replace a missing tooth permanently. A titanium post will be screwed into the jaw bone to mimic a natural tooth root. Next, an abutment and the dental crown will be added to sit on top of the gum line to aesthetically replace the tooth. This allows the patient to have the function and look of a natural tooth, while it also prevents the jaw bone from deteriorating from lack of bite pressure.

Dental Crowns

Crowns or “dental caps’ can be added to the smile for a number of reasons. If a tooth has a large restoration that cannot withstand biting forces without potential fractures, then a crown is often recommended.  When a root canal is completed the crown of the tooth can become very brittle and often a crown is required to offer structural support and protection. A crown can also be used to restore the look of a damaged tooth.


Braces are a great way to improve misaligned teeth. While the treatment options for braces have advanced over the years, metal brackets and wires still continue to be a popular option. Invisalign has also taken a step into the spotlight by offering patients a quick and customized way to straighten teeth “invisibly.” There are many benefits for straightening teeth aside from aesthetics. The patient's teeth can be realigned and also rid the patient of a traumatic bite, muscle pain, and jaw bone deterioration.


What's Next?

If you are interested in learning more about a full mouth reconstruction, talk to your dental professional. Don’t let another day pass you by with the kind of smile that you may want to hide. Boost your confidence with a smile makeover and start living your life with a smile you want to share with the world.


Anna Abernethy, DDS

Dr. Abernethy grew up in Concord, North Carolina, however, she has called Raleigh "home" for the past 20 years. She came to Raleigh to attend college and graduated from Meredith College Magna Cum Laude in 2001 with a BS in biology and a minor in chemical physics.

Jill Sonner, DDS

Dr. Sonner was born and raised in Raleigh NC, and she attended both UNC Wilmington and North Carolina State University. She received her undergraduate degree from NCSU in 1999 with high honors, obtaining a BS in Biological Sciences. During college she supported research staff at NIEHS and performed an independent study focusing on Diabetes.

Anita Jones Wells, DDS

Dr. Wells is a North Carolina native who grew up in the Pinehurst area and has spent the past 10 years studying and practicing dentistry in Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed both her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduating with honors.


General Dentistry

We each enjoy doing a broad range of procedures. This allows us to provide many services in-house rather than referring patients out as much as possible. From simple tooth colored fillings to surgical procedures, we enjoy offering a range of options for our patients.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We have all devoted many hours to advanced training under the direction of Frank Spear who is world renowned for cosmetic repair of the most worn or severely damaged teeth. We appreciate the impact a beautiful attractive smile has on one’s self confidence and can deliver remarkable cosmetic results for people needing a various degrees of smile design.

Dental Implants

We have each received our implant fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association under the direction of Oral Surgeon Dr. Garg and have been placing dental implants since 2005. Implants are a rehabilitative option for patients needing to replace missing teeth or anchor dentures.

Dental Grafting

We offer a minimally invasive alternative option for covering exposed roots caused by recession that does not involve extensive roof of the mouth grafting, called the Gumdrop Technique.

Sedation Dentistry

Dental procedures can be often overwhelming due to phobia, and needed appointments to the dental office are often delayed or even avoided entirely. Our office offers multiple levels of sedation to make sure you're visiting as often as suggested.

Dental Crowns

Your smile may become damaged, decayed, or need cosmetic repair and jeopardizing your oral health. Dental crowns are the perfect solution for such patients. Restore your teeth back to a beautiful and healthy shine.

Porcelain Veneers

Sometimes aspects of your teeth cannot be changed as easily. In these cases, to get the healthy cosmetic smile you're looking for porcelain veneers are the perfect solution.


We have been using digital impressions and 3D printing since 2010. This technique allows us to eliminate many steps that commonly amount to error. Computer aided design allows us to make and deliver restorations in the same visit preventing additional appointments and taking advantage of the patient being numbed only one time.

Teeth Whitening

In today’s world, white teeth are the norm and if yours are yellow or discolored it affects your self confidence. Something as simple as whitening can drastically change your appeal. In the past most of the whitening options caused tooth sensitivity. We offer an array of choices that are tailored to avoid sensitivity while giving you the best outcome.

Laser Therapies

We all hate those dreadful fever blisters. Did you know if you laser them when you feel that very first tingle they won’t erupt? Suffer no more from unsightly sores, we offer this as quick and painless option.