How Long Do Veneers Last?

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Dental veneers can give you the perfect Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted. It covers up imperfections in your teeth and makes them perfectly even and straight. Your smile will shine brighter than it ever has before.

Even though your teeth look bright and dazzling, veneers aren’t necessarily guaranteed to last forever. They should be considered a permanent solution, though. Learn more about how long veneers can be expected to last in this blog from Dr. Anette Betancor at Dente Complete Dentistry

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are thin porcelain or resin composite shells placed over your natural teeth. They can be any color you choose, which gives them an advantage over teeth whitening, which can only lighten your teeth a certain number of shades. 

Your teeth need to be shaved down a small amount to put the veneers in place, which is why you should consider veneers to be a permanent solution. But how long the veneers will last is in many ways up to you.

How long do veneers last?

Dental veneers are pretty hardy. They usually last a long time and can withstand wear and tear. Although you should still avoid the usual things that can damage your teeth, like chewing on ice, pens, or sticky candy, your teeth with veneers are pretty resilient.

However, your teeth are a bit more vulnerable to staining with veneers, so you’ll want to avoid things like tea, red wine, and coffee. You’ll also want to maintain good dental hygiene, so make sure you brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day and continue with your regular dental cleanings.

Dental veneers last on average for 7-15 years, but how long they last depends a lot on how well you take care of them.

The downside to dental veneers

Veneers are a wonderful choice for most people. They can make your teeth look beautiful and always camera-ready. You’ll never have to hide your smile again when you have veneers.

However, veneers do have some drawbacks. They may make your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages. 

The color of your veneers can’t be changed, so you’ll want to be sure that you choose the right color. 

Teeth with veneers can still decay, so you’ll need to make sure that you continue to take excellent care of your teeth to prevent decay.

Certain people aren’t good candidates for dental veneers, such as those who have large dental fillings, weakened gums, gum disease, or people who grind their teeth. 

Veneers should be considered a permanent choice because your teeth must be filed down to make room for them. However, if you decide that you don’t want veneers anymore when you have to replace them, you can look at other options, such as crowns or dental implants.    

Dental veneers will make a massive difference in the appearance of your smile. After you have a consultation and are determined to be a good candidate for the procedure, you will very likely have the best smile of your life. You’ll want to show it off to everyone! Contact Dr. Anette Betancor at Dente Complete Dentistry or request an appointment online.

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