How Long Do Veneers Last?
Dental veneers create a beautiful appearance in an easy, affordable package. They can correct multiple cosmetic issues simultaneously, saving you time and money.
Veneers are long-lasting and highly effective.
Composite veneers may last from four to eight years, while porcelain veneers could last up to 15 years if you care for them properly.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin sheets of tooth-colored material that a dentist bonds to teeth. To start the process, the dentist takes impressions and plans the final desired look.
The dentist removes a very thin layer of tooth enamel to apply the veneers and takes more impressions to ensure the new veneers fit properly.
After the veneers return from the dental lab, the dentist bonds the porcelain or EMAX veneers to the teeth.
Advantages of Veneers
Veneers can replace procedures like teeth whitening, minor orthodontic care, chipped teeth repairs, and many others. Rather than going through multiple steps to correct minor, aesthetic problems with your teeth, veneers can cover them all at once. This procedure saves you time and money.
Veneers can withstand wear and tear and provide a trouble-free experience when cared for properly.
Veneers can make your teeth aesthetically pleasing. Porcelain veneers, in particular, produce stunning results.
Options for Veneers
Porcelain veneers are the longest-lasting and most attractive option. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and look the most like natural teeth.
Composite veneers are more affordable than porcelain and they provide excellent results but are not as translucent.
Tips for Helping Your Veneers Last
- Maintain excellent oral hygiene and keep all scheduled dental appointments
- Wear mouthguards if you grind or clench your teeth or play contact sports
- Exercise caution with hard foods like candy and nuts
- Avoid biting non-food objects like ice or pens
- Avoid using teeth as tools, such as to open packages
- If you have composite veneers, use caution with staining or highly pigmented foods and beverages
Exploring the Possibilities of Veneers
Dental veneers can make cosmetic dental improvements quick and easy. In just a few short steps, you will have a bright, improved smile with fewer obvious flaws.
Call Elite Family Dental Care
If you want to know more about veneers and how they can improve your smile in just a few easy appointments, call our Merrick, NY, office at 516-608-0001 to schedule a consultation. We can consult with you to develop a plan to straighten and brighten your smile.