September 27, 2021 by Dr. Abhi Singh

How Long Does a Smile Makeover Last?

Many people are interested in having a smile makeover procedure, but how long does it last? It is the question that many are asking, and it can be challenging to answer. Generally, smile makeover packages are designed to be effective and long-lasting. However, the length of time for your results will depend on the type of treatment you receive and how you maintain a good oral hygiene habit. For one thing, the kind of treatment you go for will have an impact on your results. Moreover, the cost of these treatments can vary depending on where they are done and who is performing them, so do plenty of research before making any decisions about what might be suitable for your teeth.

This article examines how long a smile makeover lasts and what you can do to keep it looking bright and beautiful.

What is a Smile Makeover?

Aesthetic makeovers are becoming increasingly popular with dental patients who want an instant boost in confidence after years of being unhappy with their current smile due to dental issues. It may seem like a quick aesthetic solution, but they’re more of an investment in your dental health. It is a combination of cosmetic dental treatments to enhance your smile. It can involve many aspects of the lips, gums and teeth. It involves changes to the aesthetic appearance and alignment of the natural teeth using cosmetic dental treatments and improving gum health by recontouring surrounding tissues.

An initial consultation appointment is required to create a personalised treatment plan according to the most beneficial towards achieving optimal oral health. A cosmetic dentist will address your cosmetic concerns and work with you to create an attractive, beautiful smile that will make you look younger, more confident and attractive. You can have a wide range of dental treatments, including orthodontics like braces and clear aligners, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, cosmetic tooth bonding, gum reduction, dental implants, and dental crown bridges. 

A smile makeover is beneficial because it can give your teeth a more natural and even appearance through aesthetic cosmetic dentistry procedures. Moreover, the duration of this process varies depending on what kind of surgery you choose and how long it takes your body to heal naturally.

How Long Does a Smile Makeover Last?

Though there is no specific timeline as to when this restoration treatment will last, however, your aesthetic dentist will inform you of the approximate time frames for the restorative procedures. Many factors could affect the lifespan of restorations of your perfect smile, including what type of teeth you have or how well you take care of them.

Keeping your teeth healthy will help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease, which can undermine the results of your restorations. For optimal health, brush and floss regularly to keep plaque away. 

While it’s essential to maintain oral hygiene, other factors can affect your dental health. Consuming acidic and staining foods puts you at a greater risk of tooth decay, while consuming sugary food increases the amount of plaque in your mouth.

Following treatment, smile makeover patients must follow particular care instructions. Be sure to carefully follow them, as this may include a follow-up schedule that differs from your regular visits. After they’re all done, you can enjoy your dream smile, but if you want the best results, keep all follow-up dental visits on time. 

Teeth Whitening

For discoloured teeth, a chairside (or in-office) teeth whitening treatment should provide long-lasting effects for approximately 1 to 3 years if you practise excellent oral hygiene. Moreover, you’ll need maintenance treatments such as repeat teeth whitening to keep your teeth looking bright over time. 

Veneers

The longevity of dental veneers is determined by the type of material used (porcelain or composite), as well as how carefully you maintain them. Through advanced dental technology, veneers made of ceramic materials can last for a decade when properly maintained. In contrast, composite veneers can last about five or more years with proper care routine before requiring replacement. 

Orthodontics

Ideally, you should be able to keep your orthodontic results for a long time. For maintenance, you have to use your retainer as directed. If you don’t regularly wear it, these results can change back within several years.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most long-lasting and durable restorative dentistry procedures. The implants themselves can last up to 15 years or more, and in rare cases, they can even last a lifetime if properly cared for. Dental implants have a high success rate and rarely fail. Nonetheless, implant failure can occur. If it does, the implant must be replaced. The porcelain crown on the implant, on the other hand, may need to be changed sooner or later. Depending on how well you care for them, you can also keep them for an extended period of time.

Dental Crowns & Bridge

A permanent crown and bridge can both last up to 10 years, but sometimes they need replacement before this. A dental bridge might not provide enough stimulation for the bone under it, which would cause a gap, so you may want to replace it for cosmetic reasons or if one of your teeth doesn’t have sufficient support from either structure.

Final Thoughts

Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. To feel confident in how you look, having a brighter, healthier-looking smile with straight white teeth may be all you need. We are always looking for ways to boost our patients’ confidence. Smile makeover treatment options can go a long way in improving how you feel about yourself and your overall health. 

Moreover, it’s crucial to find the best dental professional for this type of dental procedure to have peace of mind while undergoing treatment and know that your dental safety is being taken care of during any necessary cosmetic procedure. Our team at Byford Smiles are some of Perth’s most experienced dentists, and we understand what it takes to get great results every time. Get in touch with us today at 08 9532 0247 if you want to book an appointment or learn more about our service. Our friendly team is here for all of your quality dental needs. 

AboutDr. Abhi Singh
Dr Abhi is a member of the Australian Dental Association and loves living and working in our community. He has over a decade of experience in all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in implants, wisdom teeth removal and cosmetic dentistry.