Occasionally, multiple dental issues may impact the entire aesthetics of your smile. When one or more teeth are in need of repair, sitting in a dentist’s chair for multiple appointments is never ideal. With the one-visit smile makeover at La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. Kohani can help you meet your dental needs with a new, beautiful smile in less than 24 hours.Schedule a Consultation
Impressions, fabrication, and fitting are done all in one day. A one-visit smile makeover only takes a few hours rather than the weeks it would take with more traditional methods; this procedure provides patients with an efficient way to enhance their teeth.
Almost every step associated with traditional veneer and crown placement, such as etching, temporary restorations, and then waiting, is eliminated with this smile makeover. Dr. Kohani uses CEREC technology to produce digitally custom-made veneers and crowns that help restore the smile line in just one sitting.
Not only will the one-visit smile makeover improve the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth, but it will also give you a brand new smile that will last for years to come.
Your one-visit smile makeover process begins with an initial consultation to create a detailed report of your cosmetic goals and expectations. Dr. Kohani will review your medical history and use a detailed 3-D digital CT scan to create a virtual impression (or prototype) of your teeth before any dental work begins.
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.
Once the restorations are produced and placed onto the teeth, very minimal adjustments are made to the existing tooth enamel. After the veneers and crowns are cemented into place, your bite contact will be examined to ensure your new teeth fit together comfortably.
Because the one-visit smile makeover only requires a few hours to complete, you can have a new and natural-looking smile without any downtime or recovery.
A follow-up appointment might be scheduled after your one-visit smile makeover if your teeth need any necessary adjustments and to ensure they are functioning correctly.
The precise cost of a one-visit smile makeover will be determined according to the patient’s needs and the extent of correction required. Some insurance companies may cover a portion of the expense. Dr. Kohani will be happy to provide you with a detailed price quote during your consultation.
A smile makeover offers custom and aesthetically pleasing results that look and feel completely natural and will boost your confidence in no time. Maintaining regular oral hygiene is always recommended after any cosmetic procedure to ensure long-lasting results.
Before and after photos are a great way for you, the patient, to get a realistic view of the results we provide at La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics.
Definitely the BEST dentist I have ever had! A friend referred me to Dr. Kohani. In the past I have not had good experiences with other dentists. As soon as I met Dr. Kohani, I felt very comfortable. He is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor and his staff is amazing. I am currently doing Invisalign with Dr. Kohani. Every time I go to his office it is a very pleasant experience. Dr. Kohani and his staff are always so warm and welcoming. If you are looking for a good, caring, and honest dentist I recommend Dr. Kohani! A. Rodriquez
I have gone to Dr. Kohani a few times now and have had nothing but great experiences. I was impressed with the friendly staff that is welcoming and organized. We all know these visits aren’t necessarily ones we look forward to, but Dr. Kohani makes this experience quite pleasant. He’s a very nice man and phenomenal dentist. I will definitely be returning! O. LaJeunesse
He is an extremely dedicated dentist who is committed to his patients. Dr. Kohani is warm, caring and understanding. I have referred my family and friends to him, who also think he is an amazing dentist and passionate about his practice. You can feel confident with Dr. Kohani and know he will give you the best results possible. Jodi B.
The smile line is an imaginary line along the edges of your upper teeth from side to side, which should ideally be the same as the curve of your lower lip when you smile. It can be used as a standard point of reference to help determine how long your new teeth should be.
Although veneers are crafted in one day, these restorations are perfectly safe and effective, and they maintain the same high quality as traditional veneers.
When two or more teeth are in need of 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.
Veneers and crowns require two to three appointments for completion over the course of a few weeks during a typical smile makeover. The natural tooth enamel would have to be filed and etched, and patients are required to 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 are used to 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.