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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, […]

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Any time your teeth are moved with an orthodontic treatment, there is a risk that they will drift back to their original position. Sometimes, the same forces that caused misalignment of your teeth in the first place may drive the return of crooked teeth. Other times, tissue memory simply pulls […]

If you are considering a dental implant, it is because you have lost or are going to lose a natural tooth. Although most dental implants are permanent, they are also vulnerable to many of the same factors that caused your natural tooth loss. Although tooth implants are not natural teeth, they are still vulnerable to […]