Dental veneers are designed to last for 10 years or more.
Dental veneers are a long-lasting solution that can be used to conceal a number of cosmetic concerns. But how long do they last? With the proper care, good-quality dental veneers can last for around a decade.
How long do veneers last?
Porcelain veneers typically last up to 10 years. They are made of a very strong, long-lasting material, which is designed to last for many years. The longevity of dental veneers does, however, depend on a number of factors and there are some ways you can make them last as long as possible. We highly recommend that you maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth every day. This will help to prevent oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease from developing and keep your veneers looking good. We also encourage all of our patients to come in and see us for a general check-up at least once every six months. This will allow your dentist to identify any oral health issues early and to provide treatment before the problem becomes more complicated.
While porcelain veneers are generally resistant to stains, it is best to avoid highly pigmented foods and drinks in order to keep them white and bright. Some of the biggest stain-causing culprits include red wine, coffee, tea, dark sauces and highly pigmented berries like blueberries and blackberries. It is also best to avoid chewing on very hard items — although veneers are very strong, chewing on ice, for example, can cause them to chip.
Are veneers right for you?
Veneers are often a great option for individuals who would like to enhance the appearance of their smile. They can be used to hide cosmetic imperfections such as discolouration, stains, chips, and mild misalignment. It is possible to have veneers bonded onto one tooth or multiple teeth, depending on your concerns and aesthetic goals.
It is important to know that veneers cannot be used to resolve all issues, and if you have severely damaged or missing teeth, you might be better suited to dental implants. While veneers are an effective cosmetic treatment, implants are a restorative solution. Veneers are designed to cover the teeth to conceal flaws, while dental implants, on the other hand, serve as an actual replacement to missing or damaged teeth. If you’re not sure which kind of treatment would be best for you, your dentist will be able to offer advice and guidance.
How can we help?
At Extreme Dentistry, we offer high-quality porcelain veneers. The material that we use is very durable and strong and achieves natural-looking results. If you would like to find out whether veneers are a suitable treatment for you, we encourage you to come in for a consultation. We also offer a number of other cosmetic and restorative treatments, and your dentist will advise you on the option that best suits your particular needs.
If you would like to find out more about any of the treatments that we offer at Extreme Dentistry, please get in touch with us. Our passionate and caring team loves welcoming patients to our relaxed practice and is available to address any questions or concerns you might have. At our practice, we consider your overall wellness as well as your oral health!