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How Long Will It Take For a Smile Makeover?

In Dental Tips March 14, 2018

Suppose you could change one thing about yourself in an instant. What would it be?

If you’re thinking of your smile, you’re not alone. 

A perfect smile is much more than a confidence-booster. It’s a sign of a healthy diet, a strong immune system, and a habit of maintaining good oral health care. Your teeth are a window to your overall health, and keeping them clean will help you ward off infections and other issues.

It’s no surprise that many people walk into the dental office hoping for a total smile makeover. And with dental work and proper care at home, it is possible to achieve the perfect smile. 

However, it can’t always happen overnight. 

How long it takes for a smile makeover depends on many factors. Wondering how much downtime to expect? Consider the following.

Different People Require Different Care

Depending on the individual, a smile makeover can happen in as little as half an hour — or, it could take months.

For example, if fillings are the only thing standing between you and the perfect smile, your smile transformation could happen in one appointment. Replacing old fillings in the front with a more aesthetically-pleasing colour and shape does not take more than a few hours.

On the other hand, a person who requires tooth implants in multiple locations (along with dentures that snap into them) will have to wait up a year to see the final results of their smile makeover.

Not Everyone Expects the Same Results

Your ideal vision of a smile makeover may be different from that of the person sitting in the chair next to you. There are as many versions of the perfect smile as there are patients, and that will affect how long it takes for a smile makeover.

To determine which options will lead to the results you desire, you will have to express your expectations with your dentist. He or she will be the one to lay out the steps it will take to reach the smile makeover you’ve always wanted.

The First Step to Achieving a Smile Makeover

What’s your version of a smile makeover? I would be happy to sit down and discuss the options available to you. Give us a call or contact us online anytime to book an appointment!

 

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