How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers are designed to enhance the appearance of a person’s teeth, and with proper care they can last decades. Although dental veneers are fabricated from thin layers of porcelain, this material is quite strong. Porcelain veneers are also made to resist staining or discoloration. The exact lifespan of your porcelain veneers can vary, depending upon a number of factors:
- Quality of the dental lab used to manufacture the veneers
- Type of veneer material
- Skill and experience of the cosmetic dentist
- Method used to bond the veneers to the teeth
Dr. Jeff Blackburn provides our patients at South River Dentistry with several tips for protecting their veneers. For patients who are prone to grinding or clenching their teeth at night, a nightguard can be worn to prevent premature wear or damage. Patients with porcelain veneers should also take special caution when engaging in athletic activities that could lead to sudden impact to the face. Good daily hygiene as well as routine dental cleanings and oral exams may also help extend the lifespan of your porcelain veneers and protect your beautiful smile for years to come.
To learn more about porcelain veneers, or to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, please contact us today.