Are you unhappy with your smile? “Considering a smile makeover in Anchorage? Learn what to expect at Excellence in Dentistry. Our team specializes in smile makeovers that can change your life. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what you can expect during your smile makeover journey.

Your Smile Makeover Consultation

Every smile makeover begins with a consultation. During your initial cosmetic dentistry consultation, you’ll meet one of the cosmetic dentists at our Anchorage dental office. If you aren’t already a patient, we’ll ask you to complete a new patient form. If you want to fill it out before coming into the office, you can show up on time. If you’re going to wait until you get to the office to fill out the form, arrive 15-30 minutes early for your appointment.

If you’re a current patient, we’ll discuss your smile makeover. However, if you’re a new patient, your cosmetic dentist will want to assess your oral health first. A healthy mouth is the foundation for a beautiful smile. If we identify problems like gum disease, cavities, infected teeth, and more, we might recommend treatments before we start your smile makeover.

Your cosmetic dentist will listen to your cosmetic goals. Then, he’ll recommend treatments that will help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Often, there are different ways to get the smile you’re looking for. If there are, we’ll give you the options and explain the benefits and limitations of each.

Once you agree on the procedures for your smile makeover, you’ll plan for the next steps, depending on your specific procedures.

Customized Smile Makeover: Treatment Options

A smile makeover is a custom procedure. It isn’t a specific type of treatment. Instead, you’ll work with your cosmetic dentist to identify the treatments needed to achieve your desired results. From teeth whitening to dental implants, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry options. Procedures that we commonly use in a smile makeover include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Invisalign
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants

Teeth whitening can reduce or eliminate stains from your teeth, giving you a more youthful, brilliant smile.

Invisalign lets you straighten your teeth without the need for traditional braces. You’ll get straight, even teeth without metal brackets and wires on your smile. Modern Invisalign trays can act as whitening trays, too, so you can straighten and brighten your teeth simultaneously.

Porcelain veneers are thin facades of advanced ceramic that attach to your teeth, giving them a new visible surface. Veneers can not only straighten and whiten teeth; they can reshape them to repair a chipped or worn smile.

Dental crowns are like porcelain veneers, except they fit entirely around the tooth rather than just sitting on the visible side. Dental crowns can brighten, straighten, and reshape teeth and protect vulnerable, damaged, or infected teeth.

Dental bridges replace a missing tooth by using your natural teeth as support for the replacement tooth. The replacement tooth looks beautiful and is fully functional–you can bite and chew normally and never have to worry about it simply falling out. Dental implants replace one or more missing teeth without relying on any natural teeth for support. Dental implants can support just a single replacement tooth or replace an entire arch of teeth with four implants thanks to All-on-4 dental implants.

Timeline: How Long Will Your Smile Makeover Take?

The length of a smile makeover depends on the specific procedures you choose. You can get results in under a month with porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges. Teeth whitening can take up to six weeks to achieve full effect.

How long dental implants take depends on your oral health. If your mouth is healthy with good bones, you might get a brand new smile on the day of your dental implant surgery. If you need gum disease treatment, a bone graft, and don’t get a stable implant during surgery, it can take longer, perhaps a year or more. Don’t worry; you won’t be without teeth during this time. You’ll get a denture or retainer to help you have an attractive smile while you wait.

Invisalign can take longer than most cosmetic dentistry. The treatment needs your body to reshape the bone around your teeth, allowing them to move. This is a slow process. Invisalign can take six months or less, but most people require nine months to a year or more before they enjoy their straight smile. 

Longevity: How Long Will Your Smile Makeover Results Last?

The length of time for smile makeover results last depends on the types of treatment you choose for your smile makeover.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening results can fade quickly–especially if you’re eating many staining foods. However, you can maintain your results to keep your smile bright.

Porcelain Veneers, Crowns, and Bridges

Porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges can all give long-lasting results. Expect them to last 10-15 years.

Dental Implants

Dental implants can last a lifetime, but the dental crown, bridge, or denture on top of them might need to be replaced in 10-15 years.


Invisalign results can last a lifetime if you wear your retainer regularly.

Unlock Your Dream Smile with Excellence in Dentistry’s Comprehensive Smile Makeover

In summary, a smile makeover at Excellence in Dentistry is more than just a quick fix; it’s a life-changing journey tailored to meet your unique dental needs and cosmetic goals. From the initial consultation to the final reveal, our team of experienced cosmetic dentists in Anchorage is committed to ensuring you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Whether it’s teeth whitening, Invisalign, or dental implants, we offer a range of treatments designed to enhance your smile and overall oral health. Don’t settle for less when you can have a radiant, confident smile that lasts.

Ready to Get a Smile Makeover in Anchorage?

Ready for a transformative smile makeover in Anchorage? Then don’t wait another day–contact Excellence in Dentistry today for an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists at our Anchorage dental office.

Call us at (907) 349-0022 or use our convenient online form to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation.