How Long Will My Cosmetic Dental Treatment Last?

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If you don’t feel confident when you smile in the mirror, you don’t need to settle for it. There are many different cosmetic treatments out there that can mask and repair aesthetic imperfections that are taking away from the appearance of your smile, but how long can you expect the results to last? Continue reading to learn about some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options out there and their lifespans.


Veneers are shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are adhered to the front surfaces of the teeth to mask a wide range of imperfections. This includes teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, gapped, undersized, and misshapen. Veneers are highly durable and can last upwards of 15 years when cared for properly.


Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to slowly shift the teeth into their rightful locations without the use of metal brackets and wires. This way, you can achieve the beautifully straight smile you’ve been hoping for without everyone knowing. Once your treatment is complete, the results can last for a lifetime if you continue to wear your retainer as instructed. This will keep your teeth from shifting back to their original locations.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding involves the use of composite resin to reshape and repair imperfections in the teeth. This treatment generally lasts anywhere from three to five years or even longer when cared for properly. Dental bonding will need to be replaced over time, but it is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures available. It can be completed in just one appointment and doesn’t require a local anesthetic.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is very popular, as it is a great way to enhance the natural appearance of your smile. Insecurities surrounding discoloration of the teeth are very common, and years of using tobacco products and/or drinking coffee can lead to yellowing. Depending on how well you care for your smile, the results of teeth whitening can last anywhere from six months to a couple of years. Many patients have this treatment done routinely to keep their smile bright.

Different cosmetic treatments have different lifespans. For many of the ones listed above, you can enjoy them for several years down the line!

About the Practice

At Pelican Landing Dental, our team of six skilled dentists is proud to be serving patients in and around Bonita Springs. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options, including teeth whitening, veneers, Invisalign, and dental bonding. If you are interested in enhancing the natural beauty of your smile and want to learn more or schedule a consultation, visit our website or call (239) 899-6707.