How Long Does a Smile Makeover Last?
Each type of restoration has a different expected lifespan. But the most effective way to get the most out of your new smile is to practice proper at-home care and schedule routine checkups.
Porcelain veneers typically last up to 10 years. With proper maintenance, some last up to 20 years, but they may eventually fall off or break, requiring a replacement. It's recommended that crowns and bridges be replaced after 10 or more years.
Dental implants may last 15 years or longer. But sometimes, implant failure occurs. When this happens, the implant must be removed and replaced.
Other smile makeover procedures require some maintenance treatment, like teeth whitening. While a professional, in-office whitening treatment may give you a brighter smile for up to three years, the results can fade.
Teeth can become discolored again due to failing to follow a good at-home oral health routine, using tobacco products, and eating or drinking foods and beverages that stain teeth.
Ask our staff how you can prolong your results with teeth whitening maintenance. These follow-up treatments can often be done with custom trays and a professional take-home whitening kit.