If you are considering a smile makeover in anticipation of an upcoming event, you want to plan far enough in advance that you can get it complete in time. But the amount of time it takes to get your smile makeover depends on what types of cosmetic dentistry you need.
Orthodontics, Braces, and Invisalign
If you need to have your teeth straightened, you have to plan significantly in advance. Tooth movement depends on the ability of your body to remake the bones around the teeth to allow them to move. This is a process we can’t really speed up. In many cases, normal treatment with Invisalign or traditional braces takes around a year.
If you just need cosmetic straightening of your teeth, you might be able to get Six Month Smiles, which can usually straighten your teeth in six months.
If you are wanting to replace one or more teeth with dental implants, you also have to plan significantly in advance. Although many people can get a dental implant placed the same day they have teeth removed, many others may need to wait three to six months before the procedure can be complete. We can talk to you about what’s most likely in your case, but same day dental implants can’t really be guaranteed.
If you are looking to reshape and whiten your teeth with porcelain veneers, you should plan about a month in advance. This gives us a good amount of time to complete preparations and get your completed veneers back from the lab.
If your smile makeover only needs or can get by with just one dental crown, you’re in luck. We can make same-day dental crowns with CEREC. These highly attractive all-ceramic dental crowns can be made while you wait and placed in the same dental visit, making them highly convenient.
With Zoom! teeth whitening, we can whiten your teeth in about an hour. Unfortunately, the results aren’t always as good as we might hope. It’s a great one-day procedure, but for maximum whitening, plan at least six weeks ahead and get started with KöR Deep Bleaching.