Depending on procedures, between 5-7 years (the life of your new smile depends as much on how well you take care)
A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as straitening, whitening, composite bonding, dental implants and veneers. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.
A cosmetic dentist will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan designed to achieve exactly what you want from your makeover. This treatment plan may consist of many cosmetic and functionally restorative procedures, potentially including teeth whitening, composite bonding, veneers, dental crowns, orthodontics (braces), oral maxillofacial surgery and gummy smile reduction.
With proper care and regular dental visits, your smile will look good and your crowns, veneers and other restorations will last for many years.
Your treatment plan may consist of teeth whitening, composite bonding, veneers, dental crowns, orthodontics (braces), oral maxillofacial surgery and gummy smile reduction.
Knowing how to modify your oral hygiene habits to best care for your restorations will help you maintain your new smile for years to come. Use of non-abrasive fluoride toothpastes are recommended. Flossing is a key factor in removing debris and plaque from the teeth, and actually increases the lifespan of restorations and helps prevent tooth decay.
Due to the flexibility of a smile makeover, almost any patient is a candidate for treatment. However, if you have underlying oral health issues such as gum disease, you should seek restorative care before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. Your dentist can carefully examine your smile to determine whether you qualify.
Your treatment plan will depend entirely on your goals for your smile. No two patients have the same cosmetic goals, which is why each makeover is unique.