How Can I Improve My Smile in One Day?

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Are you looking to improve your smile but don’t have the capacity to visit the dentist multiple times for the dental work you need? La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics understands that many patients have busy schedules, which is why we use CEREC® technology to achieve your smile restoration in one visit. This blog discusses what CEREC® technology is, plus how dental cleanings, teeth whitenings, ceramic crowns, and veneers can improve your smile.

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Smile Restorations

Your smile is an essential part of your face and a way of expressing your emotions. Everyone should be able to smile, talk, laugh, and eat without being bothered by tooth pain or feeling self-conscious about their teeth. However, many people who are insecure about their smile or experience tooth pain will put off dental work because they don’t have the time to make multiple visits to the dentist to fix their teeth. At La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, we use CEREC® technology, which reduces the number of appointments you need for your dental transformation.

What Is CEREC® Technology?

CEREC® technology stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, a method of producing and fitting smile restorations at the dental office within one visit. This is an incredible incentive for many patients to come in and have their dental work done since they only need to account for one dental appointment. Patients don’t have to worry about missing multiple days of work or fitting multiple appointments into their busy schedules; they can just focus on improving their smiles.

Dental Work to Improve Your Smile

Getting dental work to improve your smile will help boost your confidence and allow you to express yourself freely. La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics provides dental cleaning services, teeth whitenings, ceramic crowns, and veneers to restore teeth and give you the best smile possible.

Dental Cleanings

If it’s been over six months since your last dental cleaning, you’re due for another one. Dental cleanings are an essential part of dental care and maintaining the appearance of your smile. It is also important to have your teeth professionally cleaned before teeth whitening so your teeth are smooth and plaque-free, ready to be whitened.

Teeth Whitenings

We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options for your convenience. Our Opalescence Boost™ in-office teeth whitening can be completed in one hour, making your teeth up to eight shades whiter. If you want to get your teeth whitened and need other tooth restorations, you should get your teeth whitened first so your fillings, crowns, or veneers can match the same shade of white.

Same Day Crowns

With CEREC® technology, getting a crown designed and fitted in one day is incredibly simple. Your crown is created and fitted within hours, eliminating the need for a temporary crown and follow-up visit.


For people with minor to moderate gaps, stained teeth, and damaged or disproportionate teeth, veneers can be a great option. Composite and porcelain veneers can be made and applied in one dental visit.

Have More Questions About Improving Your Smile in San Diego, CA?

To learn more about how to improve your smile with dental cleanings, teeth whitenings, ceramic crowns, and veneers, call 858-295-0603 or fill out our online contact form.