How long does dental veneers last?
We’d love to but veneers don’t last forever
Dental veneers are a really good solution for teeth imperfections as gaps, cracks or small teeth.
Thay have a resistance very similar to natural teeth.
As our normal teeth naturally change their color over time, veneers do too.
Depending of the material, veneers have a life span.
- Composite veneers, with the proper care, can last from 5 to 8 years.
- Porcelain veneers are more durable, if you take care of your smile in a good way, you can have that perfect shape from 10 to 15 years.
However regular professional cleanings are necessary because materials is very delicate.
You can also read: What is the difference between composite and porcelain veneers?
How to make them last?
The key to making them last is to take care of your veneers just like the rest of your smile.
You can keep them white and prevent the supporting teeth from breaking down by simply brushing and flossing every day.
Some kinds of veneers are exposed to ruptures, that is why at Veneers Official we recommend avoiding habits such as biting their nails, grinding teeth, chewing ice or biting pencils.
Is retainer important?
If you have bruxism at night or you chew with difficulties is important getting a retainer made to measure.
This is like a mouthguard , perfect if you participate in sports or if you grind your teeth while you sleep.
You actually can ask your doctor for one.
Just by following these simple tips, you can easily keep your new smile looking great for over a decade or more.