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 …

What Happens to the Teeth Underneath Veneers over time?

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 toothpaste), flossing (every day), and dental check-ups and cleanings (twice a year). If you do this, porcelain veneers will help protect and support your teeth. However, if you do not follow proper care and maintenance for your porcelain veneers, you may be at risk for a serious …

Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Crowns

Porcelain veneers and dental crowns are both commonly-used types of dental restorations, but they are very different in design and purpose. A porcelain veneer is primarily intended to improve the appearance of a tooth. It is a thin façade of porcelain that is attached to the front of your tooth. Porcelain veneers can whiten discolored teeth and conceal cracks in teeth. They can also reshape teeth to fill in gaps or build up chipped, worn, or misshaped teeth. A set of porcelain veneers can even be used to straighten a crooked smile in a process called instant orthodontics. Porcelain veneers …

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 …

Porcelain Veneers vs. Lumineers

If you are considering improving the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dental restorations, you may have learn that porcelain veneers are a great treatment to take care of discolored, uneven, or gapped teeth. You may also have learned about the type of porcelain veneers known as Lumineers. Lumineers are a special branded type of porcelain veneer that advertises a number of advantages over traditional veneers, such as the fact that Lumineers do not require preparation of your teeth, are completely reversible, and are more convenient than traditional porcelain veneers. However, Lumineers also have a number of disadvantages. First, because …