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Preserving Your Cosmetic Dental Restorations


Are you wondering how to protect your investment on your smile? If you have been to see a cosmetic dentist, you already know the life changing benefits that a restored smile can bring. Cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental implants, and clear braces provide aesthetic solutions for a healthier, more attractive smile that best expresses your personality. Revitalizing your smile by seeing a cosmetic dentist is an important and sometimes significant investment—an investment that you want to protect for years to come.

The lifetime of a dental implant, dental crown, porcelain veneer, or other cosmetic dental restoration largely depends on how it is cared for. Your cosmetic dentist will tell you that excellent oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups have been shown to lengthen the duration of many tooth restorations. Although it may seem hard to squeeze in the extra few minutes each day to floss and brush your teeth, those extra few minutes can extend the life of your cosmetic dental restoration and save you money on a replacement.

Your cosmetic dentist should tell you beforehand if your cosmetic dental restoration will likely need to be replaced at some point down the road, like dental bridges or a dental crown. Other restorations like dental implants can last a lifetime. However, the better the restoration is cared for, the longer its lifespan is likely to be. Poor eating or hygiene habits may necessitate restoration replacements sooner than would have been necessary.

Cosmetic procedures such as tooth whitening or clear braces may require minimal maintenance to retain the aesthetic results. Your cosmetic dentist will help you know what you should do to increase the longevity of your beautiful smile.

To learn more about cosmetic dental procedures, or to find out how to preserve the life of your smile, contact one of the Crown Council dentist members via the locator tool on this page.