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How Long does My Smile Makeover Take?

How Long does My Smile Makeover Take?

Posted by:  Admin
13th July, 2020

We have heard this question from almost every patient we recommend a smile makeover to at Museum Dental Suites — everyone wants to know how long the procedure will take. The answer to this question, however, depends on the type of cosmetic or restorative dentistry the patient will undergo. Porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and Invisalign braces take different time frames to be complete.

Duration for the cosmetic and restorative procedures in Smile Makeovers

Here is a guide to some of the cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures that we offer. Attached to them is the estimated duration.

  • Teeth whitening: Our teeth whitening procedure does not take more than an hour in our dentist’s office. After that, you will have a lighter, whiter, brighter, and healthier smile.
  • Porcelain veneers: you will need about two to three visits to Museum Dental Suite to get your porcelain veneers Between each visit is some time that will allow the lab to construct and receive your veneers.
  • Invisalign braces: This procedure requires that you wear the Invisalign aligners for a year or so. The rate at which a patient’s teeth move is different, so their duration will be different. Complying strictly to the orthodontic plan provided by your orthodontist will influence the speed and success of your treatment too.
  • Tooth bonding: This tooth bonding procedure is usually completed with three steps. The first is the application of the resin, then sculpting, and polishing. Moreover, all these steps will be done within a one day visit to the dentist.
  • Lumineers: These are similar to porcelain veneers. The Cerinate Lumineers procedure requires about two to three dental appointments to be complete. They are becoming popular and are usually without pain.
  • Dental implants: This dental implants procedure involves a surgical operation. So, it demands that a certain period be allowed for the surgical area to heal before the prosthetic tooth can be placed. This may take many weeks for it to be complete. During this time, you will need about two to three visits to your dentist.
  • Tooth-coloured fillings: These composite fillings can be completed within one visit to the dentist. These tooth coloured fillings are the safest option for restoring your smile since they do not contain mercury.
  • Porcelain tooth crowns: You will need to visit your dentist twice before this procedure is complete. However, while waiting for the arrival of your permanent tooth crowns, your dentist will give you some temporary ones to fill the gap for the moment. They will also help make your speech clearer.

If the purpose of your visit is a dental cleaning, know that it will not take up to an hour to be complete. It is essential to keep up with preventive care. It is an excellent way to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy. It will also reduce your chances of requiring a restorative procedure. Frequent visits to Museum Dental Suite will help you learn new ways to prevent and identify developing dental problems if they come.

You can speed up your smile makeover

There is a way out for those who would love to undergo a smile makeover but do not have the required time for the procedure. If you are one of them, we advise you to try the sedation dentistry. This is a great option that offers ‘gentle dentistry.’ It takes away the anxiety you may have from visiting the dentist by inducing deep relaxation. This form of oral sedation does not only put the patient at ease; it makes the procedure easier for the dentist. With it, the dentist can fasten up a process and complete more than one procedure at a time.

Do not forget that smile makeover is not generalised. It is customised to fit the mouth, teeth, and gums of every patient to give a unique smile. If you need to make an appointment today for a smile makeover in London, contact Museum Dental Suite today on 0207 183 0886.



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reviews-star.pngI have been undertaking a cosmetic treatment (Invisalign) for around eight months here, off the back of a recommendation of a friend who had the same treatment. The professionalism and perfectionism with which my treatment was delivered was outstanding, as was the general service and were all of the staff I encountered.

My dentist Dr. Wahab Shakir was particularly great, with a friendly, reassuring manner and an eye for detail. He always went above and beyond, without ever being asked.

I'm now almost at the end of my treatment and couldn't be more pleased with how treatment has gone. Given the service and end result I'd also consider it excellent value for money.

Keep up the good work Museum Dental Suites!


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I had called for an emergency appointment due to a sudden cracked tooth and Dr Wahab Shakir despite the end of day fast approaching (30 minutes till close) he said he would see me.

The treatment was not straight forward due to the crack but Dr Shakir after a lengthy time managed to save the tooth/restore it and prevent what I believe most dentists would have done which install a crown - Thank you!

Highly recommend this dentist and service and I am grateful for not only seeing me within an hour but also staying passed closing time and finally for doing a Stella job.


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