One-Visit Smile Makeover

One-Visit Smile Makeover

Sometimes it’s not one or two teeth that are in need of repair, but the entire smile line that requires cosmetic enhancement. When one or multiple dental issues impact the entire aesthetic of your smile, then it’s time to consider a smile makeover, where we work toward improving your smile as a whole rather than restructuring one or two teeth.

At first glance, a smile makeover seems arduous. After all, we’re talking about reshaping between six and eight teeth to produce a brand new aesthetic. However, a smile makeover with Dr. Kohani takes only one appointment in the dentist’s chair. Your impressions, fabrication, and fitting take no more than a few hours rather than the weeks it would take with more traditional methods.

Whether you’re receiving routine care or cosmetic treatment, you shouldn’t have to put off receiving the care you need. With the one-visit smile makeover at La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, you can receive a completely recontoured smile in a way that fits right in with your personal lifestyle.

Improve Your Appearance in Just One Day

The one-visit smile makeover uses veneers or full crowns to restore the smile line. Veneers consist of wafer thin ceramic covers that are placed atop of the natural tooth enamel while ceramic crowns cover the entire tooth to improve its structure.

Traditionally, veneers and crowns would be completed in two to three appointments over the period of a few weeks. The natural tooth enamel would be filed and etched, and patients would be required to wear uncomfortable temporary restorations for the time being until their permanent set were crafted.

The one-visit smile makeover can:

  • Completely change your smile without any downtime
  • Improve the aesthetic and functionality of your teeth
  • Boost your confidence in no time
  • Provide an efficient way to enhance your teeth
  • Give you a brand new smile that lasts for years
  • Provide results that look and feel completely natural

The one-visit smile makeover eliminates almost every step associated with traditional veneer and crown placement — no more etching, no more temporaries, and no more waiting! Dr. Kohani uses CEREC technology to produce custom-made veneers and crowns in one sitting digitally.

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics and is a machine that can fabricate, craft, and produce durable ceramic restorations in one hour. CEREC is used to create crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays, and has significantly cut down treatment times for many cosmetic procedures.

When Can You Get Started?

We start with an initial consultation, where we learn about your cosmetic goals and create a detailed report of your expectations. We also make sure that we have a copy of your medical history and use our 3D digital CT scan to create a virtual impression of your dentition.

To give you an idea of how your smile will look once the makeover is complete, Dr. Kohani will design a prototype before any dental work is scheduled to begin. We believe that giving you the results beforehand will only increase your confidence and excitement about the treatment you are receiving. You can take as much time as you need to decide whether you like the prototype that Dr. Kohani has created, and once we get your approval, we will move forward with treatment.

The digital impressions are uploaded onto the CEREC software, which can then use a milling feature to craft the veneers or crowns. For the most custom and aesthetically-pleasing results, Dr. Kohani will at times be assisted by a master ceramist who will come into the office to facilitate the fabrication of the ceramic restorations.

Once the restorations have been replicated, they are placed onto the teeth, and because Dr. Kohani practices a conservative approach to dentistry, very minimal adjustments will be made to the existing tooth enamel before placing your restorations. After your veneers and crowns have been cemented into place, Dr. Kohani will examine your bite contact and make sure your new teeth fit together in a comfortable manner.

We may schedule follow-up appointments after your one-visit smile makeover simply to make any necessary minor adjustments and to ensure that your new teeth are functioning properly. Although the veneers are crafted in one day, the restorations are perfectly safe, effective, and maintain the same high-quality as traditional veneers.

In no time at all, you will have gained a brand new smile that you can show off for years to come! To learn more about the one-visit smile makeover or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kohani today, contact La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics at 858-622-1007. After an initial examination, we can get started on creating a beautiful smile made just for you! Call today for more information.