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How to Care for Your New Smile after Cosmetic Dentistry

March 17, 2022
Posted By: Modern American Dentistry
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We offer cosmetic dentistry in Woodland Hills, CA to help you achieve your dream smile. You can opt for a single option or several to meet your goals. You can also receive treatments on a timeline that fits your budget and schedule.

Options for cosmetic dentistry include:

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The longevity of cosmetic dentistry treatments varies for a few reasons. For example, teeth whitening lasts longer if you avoid certain tooth-staining foods and drinks.

The timeframe for how long specific restorations last is partially dependent on care.  

For tooth-colored restorations like dental crowns and fillings and veneers—it’s essential to brush and floss twice daily or after each meal. You also want to visit your dentist every six months for teeth cleanings.

Tooth replacement care varies by option. For example, dentures require soaking in a denture bath. A floss threader is the best option for dental bridge upkeep. On the other hand, a dental implant requires no special maintenance or supplies beyond what your teeth require.

For Invisalign, results should not change as long as you wear your retainer following treatment.

The idea is to keep your mouth healthy to preserve your new smile. Complications like gum disease—primarily preventable with good oral hygiene and dental care—can cause restoration and implants to fail.

You should also talk to your dentist if you suspect bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding).

Many cosmetic treatments can last for a decade or longer with healthy habits. Some restorations and implants can even last a lifetime.

Your dentist and our team members can provide sound advice on increasing the longevity of your cosmetic treatments.

Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist in Woodland Hills, CA

We are always happy to help you along on your smile journey, and we accept CareCredit and Lending Club to make that journey financially simpler for our patients. Give us a call today if you would like to arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

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