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Ideally, the teeth under your porcelain veneers will remain as strong as ever. If you continue to follow recommendations for the care and cleaning of your teeth, you may never experience any problems with the teeth under your porcelain veneers. Proper care and cleaning means following your dentist’s instructions for brushing (at least twice a day, with a nonabrasive […]

Making decisions about replacing missing teeth is always difficult, but if can be especially so when you have only one or two good teeth in an arch and are trying to make a decision about whether to retain those teeth or extract them and replace the entire arch using dental implants. In general, it is […]

Porcelain veneers are designed to be long-lasting dental restorations, but they are not permanent. Clinical studies have shown that 95% of porcelain veneers last 11 years or more. That means that if you have 12 porcelain veneers placed, six above and six below, there is a 60% chance that within 11 years you will have […]

This is a very difficult question to answer because it’s hard to know. You might consider a comparison with different objects to get perspective on the question. On the one hand, porcelain veneers are an aesthetic object, like a Grecian urn. Like the Grecian urn, they pass their days uttering “Beauty is truth, truth beauty” […]

If you are concerned about stained teeth, there are many ways to prevent it. The first way to prevent staining of your teeth is to cut down on staining foods and habits. The worst things for staining your teeth are: Smoking Coffee Black tea Chocolate Red wine Berries If you cut down on these foods, […]