One-Day Smile Makeover in San Diego, CA

If multiple dental issues affect your teeth's appearance and negatively impact a positive first impression, a smile makeover at La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry in San Diego, CA is the solution. Our personalized cosmetic treatments can help you achieve a radiant and confident smile. We offer smile makeovers in a day or extensive smile makeovers for more comprehensive correction.

When two or more dental issues must be addressed, sitting in a dentist’s chair for multiple appointments can be inconvenient. With the one-visit smile makeover option, Dr. Kohani can deliver a new, beautiful smile in less than 24 hours.

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What Are the Benefits of a Smile Makeover?

Undergoing a smile makeover offers numerous advantages that can boost the appearance of your entire face.

Versatile Solutions

Tailored treatment plans address a range of concerns for a complete transformation. Choose from professional whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns, teeth straightening, dental implants, and more.

Personalized Approach

You will receive a unique plan based on your needs, and in many cases, you can achieve your goals in only one visit. If you need more comprehensive treatments, like orthodontic treatment or dental implants, you can rely on Dr. Kohani to make your experience as positive as possible.

Confidence Boost

Improved aesthetics lead to heightened self-esteem and confidence. You can expect to stop hiding your smile and feel more at ease laughing and talking openly, allowing you to make a better first impression.

Better Health

Metal fillings may contribute to poor health, and many individuals choose to replace them with tooth-colored composite fillings.
Advanced 3D imaging technology

HOW IT WORKSWhat Is the Process for a Smile Makeover?

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What Does a Smile Makeover Involve?


Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kami Kohani at La Jolla Cosmetic and Orthodontics by calling (858) 295-0603 or using our online contact form


Meet with Dr. Kohani to discuss your cosmetic concerns, receive an exam, and learn which procedures he recommends to achieve your goals


Begin your smile makeover with the first of two or more cosmetic dental treatments, such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns, or orthodontic care


Complete treatment the same day, except for orthodontic treatments–when choosing Invisalign® clear aligners, they will arrive at our office within one to two weeks

Your Smile Makeover Consultation

Beginning with an initial consultation, your smile makeover process creates a detailed report of your cosmetic goals and expectations. Dr. Kohani will review your medical history and obtain a virtual impression (or prototype) of your teeth using a detailed 3-D digital CT scan before dental work ever begins.

One-Day Smile Makeovers

La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, such as CEREC®, which allows us to perform smile makeovers in one day.

Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEREC®, is a machine that can fabricate, craft, and produce durable ceramic restorations in one hour. The impressions of your teeth are uploaded into the software used to craft the veneers or crowns.

At times, Dr. Kohani will be assisted by a master ceramist who will help facilitate the fabrication of the ceramic restorations. Ana Torres, our orthodontic assistant, is also a certified CEREC® designer who assists in the fabrication process. Your one-visit smile makeover may include the following:

Professional Teeth Whitening

This popular procedure involves the removal of stains to reveal a brighter smile. La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry uses advanced whitening methods for in-office teeth whitening, such as:

  • IVERI™
  • KÖR®

We also provide at-home whitening kits to maintain your results.

Porcelain Veneers

This transformative cosmetic treatment uses custom-made porcelain shells bonded to the front surface of prepared teeth to address issues like chips, cracks, permanent discoloration, or gaps. Veneers are a transformative, durable, natural-looking solution to enhance your smile. Tooth preparation for porcelain veneers involves removing a small amount of enamel to ensure a proper fit and strong bond.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Porcelain crowns, or caps, are placed over damaged or decayed teeth to restore their shape, strength, and function. The process involves tooth preparation, impression-taking, and the placement of a custom-made crown.

Dental bridges are designed to replace one or two missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth (pontics) secured to crowns that are placed over the prepared, healthy, adjacent teeth.

Tooth preparation for crowns involves reducing the size of damaged teeth or those used to secure a bridge.

If you have metal fillings and want to replace them with tooth-colored composite fillings, this can also be done during your visit.

More Extensive Smile Makeovers

However, if you have cosmetic or oral health concerns that require more time, like crooked, misaligned, or missing teeth that you wish to replace with dental implants, these procedures require more time.

Orthodontic Treatment

Correcting misaligned teeth is achieved through orthodontic treatments, such as braces or clear aligners. La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry offers advanced orthodontic options for discreet and efficient teeth straightening.

For those seeking discreet teeth straightening, Invisalign® provides an innovative solution. These clear aligners gradually shift teeth into their desired positions, offering a virtually invisible orthodontic experience.

Accelerated orthodontics expedites the entire orthodontic process, reducing treatment time.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a more comprehensive tooth replacement method than bridges, as they provide artificial tooth roots and crowns. While they take longer than a bridge, dental implants help preserve underlying bone and help prevent resorption, a condition that can lead to unwanted changes in the shape of the jaw.

What is Recovery Like After a Smile Makeover?

Recovery periods vary based on the procedures performed. Generally, patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity, which typically subsides within a day or two, with dental implants taking longer. Adhering to post-operative care instructions is crucial for optimal recovery.

Post-recovery, you can expect a remarkable smile transformation. The longevity of results depends on proper oral care and maintenance. Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene practices, and lifestyle choices contribute to sustaining the newly enhanced smile.

What Are My Smile Makeover Options?

La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics offers a variety of smile makeover options catering to different needs and preferences.

Choose from any of the treatments mentioned and either a one-day smile makeover or a more extensive plan to address structural issues, discoloration, missing teeth, orthodontic problems, or tooth replacement with dental implants.

La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry for Comprehensive or One-Day Smile Makeovers in San Diego, CA

Our San Diego, CA dental practice offers extended or one-day smile makeovers to meet the needs of our diverse patient population, and our team is committed to providing the highest level of care.

We understand that every smile is unique. Our personalized approach ensures your treatment plan is tailored to your specific concerns and goals.

La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry is your trusted partner in achieving a radiant and confident smile. Call us at 858-295-0603 to schedule a consultation today! We also serve patients in Murrietta and Temecula, CA, who desire smile makeovers.


Smile Makeover Faqs

  • Although veneers are crafted in one day, these restorations are perfectly safe and effective and maintain the same high quality as traditional veneers.

  • When two or more teeth need repair, the entire smile line may require cosmetic enhancement. This is when you should consider a smile makeover to help improve your smile as a whole rather than restructuring one or two teeth.

  • During a typical smile makeover, veneers and crowns require two to three appointments for completion over a few weeks. The natural tooth enamel has to be filed and etched, and patients must wear uncomfortable, temporary restorations until their permanent set is completed. CEREC technology reduces the treatment and wait time to a few hours during one office visit.

  • Dr. Kohani offers full-mouth dental implants that replace up to 12 teeth in the upper and lower jaw. This whole process takes about 16 weeks, and it is recommended that you replace both upper and lower teeth at the same time to reduce the cost and number of appointments. Once your mouth heals, full function is restored and can result in the smile of your dreams.