How Often Do You Have to Replace Porcelain Veneers?

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 to replace one veneer, and a 40% chance you won’t have to replace any. That is, if you do everything necessary to ensure the best results from your porcelain veneers. To maximize the lifetime of your porcelain veneers, you should: Follow our care instructions. Mostly …

Multiple Tooth Replacement vs. Complete Tooth Replacement

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 best to retain natural teeth rather than replace them with restorations, but in this situation, there are many reasons why removing the teeth may be a better option. You may be able to use existing teeth as anchors for partial restorations, similar to the way …

Why Should I Consider a Smile Makeover?

Miami and Coral Gables, Florida What do you think of when you hear the term makeover?  For many people, they think of a new wardrobe, hair style or even their makeup.  There is another makeover that doesn’t always come immediately to mind, and that is a smile makeover.  Miami Designer Smiles can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, and it is easier than you think, thanks to a range of options we provide at our office. Tooth Whitening – One of the most basic and non-invasive methods to improve your smile is with our Kor tooth whitening.  We …