One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures is dental veneers. Dental Veneers are tooth coloured shells that are placed over your natural teeth to cover up any cosmetic imperfections and dental problems. Veneers come in two types: porcelain veneers and composite veneers.
At Maryborough Dental, our dental veneers are made of the highest quality durable materials, but are they permanent? This guide will help you understand how long veneers last and tips on making them last longer.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last
This is the most common question cosmetic dentists receive when discussing teeth veneers. Everyone wants a quick solution that can last a lifetime. While both composite and porcelain veneers have evolved and become more durable over the years, they do have a lifespan.
Dental veneers are not permanent. However, porcelain veneers are known to be long lasting and can give you a new smile for anywhere between seven and fifteen years. That is a significant amount of time. You might be wondering why some can last longer than others. Once your dentist has placed your veneers, it is up to you to properly maintain them and make them last longer.
In comparison to porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers may last for four to eight years if they are well cared for. Because composite resin is less durable than porcelain it is possible for them to crack or chip. Just like with porcelain veneers, composite veneers will last longer if properly cared for.
How Can You Make Your Dental Veneers Last Longer?
After getting new veneers, it is now your responsibility to make sure that they last for as long as possible. Below are some tips that can help make them last longer.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for check up and cleans .
- Brush your teeth twice a day using a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste.
- When you play sports or other strenuous activities, wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth.
- Never use your teeth as a tool. For instance, tearing up packaging using your teeth can cause damage to your veneers quickly.
- If you grind your teeth, make sure to address this issue with your dentist, so you do not wreck your veneers.
Caring for your veneers is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. As you practice good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing regularly, you can make your veneers last longer.
Looking for Dental Veneers in Maryborough? Contact us today!
If you are interested in transforming your smile with dental veneers in Maryborough or have more questions about how long veneers last it’s best to speak to a professional. Please contact our Maryborough Dental Clinic for an appointment: (07) 4122 2110 or book an appointment online.