7 Ways to Help the Longevity of Your Cosmetic Restorations

You cosmetic dentist can fix your teeth.

In the quest for a radiant smile, cosmetic restorations can be transformative. Imagine the anticipation of a beaming, confident grin, only to see it fade over time. At Luminous Smiles, we understand the emotional investment behind each restoration, and we’re here to guide you with simple, proactive steps to ensure your smile remains a timeless masterpiece. Empower your smile, cherish your confidence, and let’s embark on a journey together to safeguard your luminous joy.

The Common Cosmetic Restorations You Should Know About 

Cosmetic restorations, the artful touch that enhances smiles, come in various forms. From the seamless beauty of veneers to the versatility of cosmetic bonding, and the structural strength of crowns and bridges—these transformative treatments create dazzling, lasting results. Let’s explore the world of smile makeovers together.


Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells crafted from durable materials like porcelain. These lifelike coverings adhere to the front surface of teeth, concealing imperfections such as chips, stains, and gaps. With proper care, veneers can last about ten years, offering a premium solution for achieving a flawless, natural-looking celebrity smile.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a versatile cosmetic restoration where a tooth-colored resin is applied and sculpted to correct minor flaws like chips or gaps. It’s a cost-effective option that only requires touch-ups every three to ten years. Although not as durable as veneers, its quality and aesthetic appeal make it a popular choice for smile enhancements.

Dental Crowns 

Dental crowns are custom-made to encase a damaged or decayed tooth, restoring its shape, strength, and function. Crafted from materials like porcelain, crowns provide long-lasting support, with proper care lasting between 10 and 15 years. Their exceptional quality ensures both durability and a natural appearance, revitalizing your smile with confidence.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that fill in the gaps left by missing or extracted teeth. Connected to two crowns on either side, bridges are a permanent option that won’t slip or shift like dentures. Crafted with either porcelain or metal fused to ceramic, this restoration ensures a strong hold and natural look with proper care that can last between 10 and 15 years.

Make your cosmetic restorations last by doing these 7 things.

Ensuring the longevity of your cosmetic restorations is key to preserving that captivating smile. Embrace these essential practices and professional care to safeguard your investment and revel in the brilliance of your renewed confidence.

Make your cosmetic restorations last by doing these 7 things.

  1. Maintain strict oral hygiene by brushing effectively (gentle circular motions, avoiding excessive pressure) twice daily and flossing once daily.
  2. Avoid chewing hard candy, ice, or using teeth as tools.
  3. Wear a mouthguard during sports activities.
  4. Address bruxism to prevent excess strain on teeth.
  5. Ensure a relaxed jaw during the day to avoid clenching.
  6. Recognize signs of nighttime bruxism.
  7. Schedule regular dental appointments every six months for professional upkeep.

Dr. Desai at Luminous Smiles in Newport Beach is uniquely qualified to help you maximize the longevity of your cosmetic restorations.

Dr. Desai, the exceptional dentist at Luminous Smiles in Newport Beach, prioritizes staying at dentistry’s forefront. With a Kois Graduate title from the renowned John Kois Institute and active involvement in esteemed organizations, her commitment to professional growth ensures advanced, evidence-based treatments for her patients.

Dr. Desai’s unwavering commitment to excellence is evident through her active involvement in esteemed organizations like the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Seattle Study Club, American Academy of Clear Aligners, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society, and her role as an Advisory Board Member of the West Coast Seattle Study Club. As a concierge dentist, she specializes in delivering personalized, top-tier dental care, tailored to the unique needs of high-profile individuals.

Dr. Desai’s dedication to fostering relationships and providing personalized care enhances her outstanding excellence, knowledge, and skill. As the sole female American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry-accredited doctor in Newport Beach, her unique qualifications ensure the lasting success of her patients’ cosmetic restorations, allowing them to shine brightly for years to come.

Take steps to help your restorations last.

When it comes to preserving the brilliance of your cosmetic restorations, entrust your smile to the expertise of Dr. Desai, a distinguished cosmetic dentist in Newport Beach. Her unwavering commitment to staying at the forefront of dentistry, extensive accreditations, and personalized care set her apart in the field.

From veneers to dental bridges, Dr. Desai’s skill and dedication ensure lasting, captivating results. Don’t wait to safeguard your investment—request an appointment with Dr. Desai at Luminous Smiles today and embark on a journey toward a timeless, radiant smile. Let her expertise and passion elevate your dental experience, ensuring your cosmetic restorations endure with brilliance and beauty.