On average, most smile changes can take a month or two to complete. However, the exact timeline will depend on the type of procedure chosen. Each patient has different goals and desires for their smile makeover, which will dictate how long the process takes. In Wylie, TX, the length of a smile makeover depends on the procedures needed to help you achieve your dream smile.
Teeth whitening and tooth bonding may only require one visit, while porcelain veneers may need a few visits to get your permanent restoration. If you need to straighten your teeth with Invisalign, it may take six to 18 months. Dental implants, which are used to restore the function of a tooth, can also take months as osseointegration is necessary for the implant to fuse with the jawbone and provide stable support. With proper care and regular dental exams and cleanings, correctly performed smile changes can last for decades.
If you are missing one or more teeth, you have several replacement options. Dental bridges and removable dentures are the fastest options. Dental implants take a little longer but can also last much longer. However, sometimes procedures have to be performed sequentially.
For example, if you are going to receive orthodontics and dental implants, we want to make sure that orthodontics is finished before we start dental implants as we want to make sure that there is proper spacing between the teeth and their roots before placing the implant. Dental implants vary greatly depending on your oral health. If your mouth and bones are healthy, the implant procedure can be completed in just a few months with a cosmetic provisional crown over the implant immediately. Dental crowns can be long-lasting restorations. When properly cared for, they can last from 10 to 20 years.
Modern veneers are made of advanced ceramics that are very durable and crowns or bridges will need to be replaced after 10 years or more. The range of cosmetic imperfections in your smile will play a determining role in how long you will need to complete your smile makeover procedure. Some smiles can be completely corrected by procedures such as porcelain veneers and when this is the case, the makeover of your smile may take less than a month from consultation to completion. Other smiles may require more time-consuming procedures such as dental implants or Invisalign and in cases like this, the makeover of your smile could take anywhere from six months to a year. The main benefit of a smile makeover is its ability to correct all aesthetic imperfections without needing numerous consultations and evaluations. However, each procedure will require its own completion process which must be followed carefully to ensure aesthetic perfection.
If you live in or around Calgary, Alberta, Northwest Calgary or Airdrie and are interested in learning more about the smile makeover process, contact the experienced cosmetic dentists at Aesthetic Dental Studio to schedule a free consultation today. Dental veneers help solve minor aesthetic problems or whiten stained enamel. They are made of a thin piece of porcelain that attaches to the front of the teeth and usually done in two or three office visits which include removing enamel to reshape the teeth, making a mold of the teeth and applying lab-made veneers - taking about two weeks in total. If you are interested in rejuvenating your entire smile - both improving your dental health and appearance - an experienced cosmetic dentist can help you achieve this goal. When you choose an experienced cosmetic dentist to plan and perform your smile makeover, be clear about your wishes and have realistic expectations set during your consultation for best results.