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Before we get into the most frequently asked questions regarding smile makeovers, let’s start with the basics. What even is a smile makeover?

Smile makeovers are a form of cosmetic dentistry designed to restore your smile and improve the overall appearance of your teeth. Smile makeovers help fix, perfect, and rejuvenate stained or chipped teeth.

Here are the 4 most asked questions about smile makeovers!

Q: Who is eligible for a smile makeover?

Smile makeovers are so specific to each case that they can vary depending on a case-by-case basis! Regardless of staining that you want to have brightened up or a chipped tooth in need of repair, you can benefit from a smile makeover at any point. 

This can vary if you have a history of dental/oral health problems, so it is best to be advised by your dental provider.

Q: How long does it take to get a smile makeover?

Smile makeovers cover a handful of procedures that enhance the appearance of your smile. With this being the case, the time it takes to complete a smile makeover can vary depending on the procedure. Your dentist will point out any imperfections and suggest ways to treat them. Sometimes, you may require two treatments, while some people would have to get four to five treatments to improve their smile. 

It is best to consult with Dr. Addario about what procedures may be best for your needs and preferences. 

Q: What does recovery time look like?

Recovery processes and time can, once again, vary depending on the procedures that were performed in the smile makeover. Meaning, that procedures such as dental implants and dental bonding may have longer recovery times than teeth whitening or tooth-colored fillings. There may even be times when your dentist may request a follow-up visit to track your recovery and healing process. 

Q: What is the aftercare like after a smile makeover?

After obtaining a smile makeover, you must take proper care of your teeth! Here we have a brief list of things you can do to provide yourself with the proper aftercare that you will need to keep your smile in mint condition:

  • Brush teeth regularly.
  • Floss daily.
  • Use mouthwash twice a day.
  • Rinse mouth after eating surgery foods.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • And, visit your dentist regularly!

Looking to get started on your smile journey?

Starting with a smile makeover can quickly bring back a full, healthy, shining smile. Call us today at (619) 656-1788 or schedule an online appointment with us in Chula Vista, and let’s take your smile journey even further!