How Long Will Dental Veneers Last?

Posted on: May 23, 2019

Dental Veneers and Dental Laminates Claremont, CA

dental veneers are used primarily in cosmetic dentistry to fix chipped or damaged teeth and to improve the appearance of your teeth. The porcelain shells are bonded over your teeth, and they can be color-matched to your natural teeth, making them useful in covering up problems like crooked teeth, gaps and stained teeth.

How long do dental veneers last?

Even though they are very thin, dental veneers are very durable and can last for up to 10 to 15 years if you take proper care of your teeth. Depending on the type of damage veneers incur, they may need either cosmetic repair after a while or a full replacement.

What damages veneers?

Even though they typically last for up to a decade, you can shorten the lifespan of your veneers by biting down on hard foods like ice or hard candy, which can chip or damage the veneers as it does your natural teeth.

Contrary to popular belief, veneers can also be stained, which is why the American Dental Association recommends staying away from coffee, tea and wine. If you consume these products, you should brush your teeth shortly after consumption to prevent staining.

How to make your veneers last longer

Even though there is nothing you can do to extend the lifespan of your veneers, you can ensure that you get at least a decade and your money’s worth out of them by taking proper care of them. The best ways to protect your veneers include:

Good oral hygiene

You can protect your veneers by brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing regularly. You should also visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups. During your dental exam, you can ask your dentist to recommend dental products that can help you maintain your veneers.

Wear protection

If you live an active lifestyle and engage in a lot of physical activities, you increase the risk of damaging your veneers. You can protect your veneers by using protective gear like mouthguards when you engage in physical activity to prevent the veneers from chipping or cracking.

Do not use your teeth as tools

A lot of people have a bad habit of using their teeth as tools. They bite their fingernails instead of using nail clippers and open bottled drinks with their teeth instead of using bottle openers. Using your teeth in this manner is a great way to invite germs into your mouth as well as to chip or crack your veneers.

Do not grind your teeth

Teeth grinding wears down your teeth and can cause serious damage to your teeth. However, most teeth grinders do it in their sleep and are not aware that they do so. If you grind your teeth, you should ask your dentist to make a mouthguard for you to use when you fall asleep so that you do not damage your veneers while you sleep.

The bottom line

dental veneers are great for fixing problems with your teeth and improving your smile. If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look, talk to your dentist and ask if veneers are right for you.

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