How long do veneers last?

Once I have new veneers, how long do they last?

Veneers are a great option for those people looking to repair their teeth after damage, discolouration or just to restore their smile. Veneers can provide you with new found confidence and happiness in your daily life and that’s why they have become one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in recent years.

Veneers are a thin piece of material that covers your chosen teeth and are commonly made from porcelain which ensures strength and longevity. These porcelain veneers are very strong and should, with proper care, last for 10 to 15 years.

You should treat veneers exactly the same as your natural teeth, brushing them thoroughly twice daily and cleaning between your teeth after each meal. Poor treatment of your veneers can result in some serious issues. Biting down on hard foods regularly could cause the veneers to chip. Cutting down on drinks and foods that could stain your teeth such as coffee and limiting your sugar intake will ensure a longer lifespan. Moreover, if you are physically active you should consider wearing a mouth guard to protect the veneers.

Finally, don’t expect the veneers to remain stain and damage free just because they are artificial. Treat them as you would any of your enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth. teeth. Follow a good oral hygiene routine to make sure your veneers last, as this will not only remove any anxiety but will also be cheaper than having to have constant repairs.

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