Veneers are an ideal dental restoration for people who feel reluctant to smile and show their front teeth. Made of a thin porcelain material, veneers restore people’s smiles by repairing decayed or discolored teeth. They can also level out an uneven bite. The following information will give you an idea about how long veneers last and how you can increase their wear.
How Long Will Veneers Last?
If you take good care of them, veneers will last as long as 15 years. Usually, most people need to see us after about 10 years, on average, for replacements. As long as you take care of your veneers, you can increase their lifespan. You just have to make sure you develop the dental habits needed to make the most of this popular dental restoration. Being conscientious about your dental care will go a long way toward enjoying better oral health.
What You Can Do To Protect Your Veneers
The same habits that can shorten the life of natural teeth can also damage to veneers. Veneers can crack or chip and will stain. Therefore, you need to stay away from hard candies or foods where you have to bite down hard. Also, it is helpful to cut down on any repeated exposure to drinks, such as coffee, colas, or teas.
You can also protect your veneers by following a regular routine of good dental hygiene. Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once daily. See us every six months for a check-up and professional cleaning. If you tend to grind your teeth at night, you may have to talk to us about getting a nightguard.
Veneers can easily beautify a smile in a short matter of time. That is why you need to take care of them so they will last a while. Give us a call today about this restoration if you feel it may be right for you.