Porcelain Veneers, the extremely thin shield-like restorative tooth treatments are the perfect option for those looking for a total smile transformation. Whether the patient is suffering from dental cracks, chips, discoloration, separation and much more, porcelain veneers can restore and cover these issues with ease.
It’s easy to decide whether to opt for porcelain veneers as they offer many more positives than they do negatives. The investment in this restoration is worth getting the appearance you’ve dreamed of.
Veneers are typically made of porcelain. Porcelain is an incredibly popular material used in the dental cosmetic industry. Porcelain is the only material that mimics the look and feel of natural teeth. It is also incredibly sturdy and can withstand the pressure of a normal bite.
Although the porcelain material is incredibly strong, it is not indestructible. Damaging your veneers are not uncommon, but can be prevented. Many patients pose the question of, just how long do porcelain veneers last? And while many patients know that the veneers will last as long as they are cared for, they aren’t made to last a lifetime.
Dental veneers are meant to last between 10-15 years, depending on how well the patient takes care of them. They can be cared for just as you would care for your natural teeth. It is recommended to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. A patient should visit their general dentist every six months for a bi-annual checkup and professionally clean. Veneers may need updating after the average time listed above. Some may only need a partial update, while others may need a full replacement. Certain habits can be avoided in order to make the lifespan of your porcelain veneers (and natural teeth) last longer.
Check out the list of tips below on how to make your porcelain veneers last longer.
Interested in learning more about our veneer process? Read about our beautiful veneers here. Or, contact us via our online form and we’d be happy to setup a free consultation to talk about your new smile. We’re also available during normal business hours at (303) 557-6453.
Want to just learn more about veneers in general? Read more here about how much you can expect to spend on some new porcelain veneers.