Dr. Kenneth Childers of Montclair Dental Care, Oakland, California, uses porcelain veneers to transform chipped, discolored, wrongly spaced, and otherwise flawed teeth for an impeccable smile. The smile created with veneers is bright yet natural-looking, with a subtle translucency that mimics the qualities of natural enamel.
When you look at your transformed smile in the mirror, you wish it would last forever. But, “How long do dental veneers last?” In this guide, we’ll look at the lifespan of dental veneers and how to ensure they look good and function for many years.
Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain coverings mounted on the front-facing teeth to enhance appearance. Although porcelain veneers are super-thin, this doesn’t mean they aren’t resilient. Porcelain material is incredibly strong and usually lasts 10-15 years when used to make restorations such as dental veneers.
Porcelain is non-impermeable, so it won’t absorb stains that discolor your teeth. This means your smile will always look naturally white and stunning. Unfortunately, the lifespan of veneers can be cut short by trauma, gum disease, excessive teeth grinding, and poor oral hygiene.
Your veneers won’t last for life, but certain steps can extend their lifespan to 20 years! Here are tips to keep your investments looking spectacular.
Your veneers will need replacement at some point. When this time comes, don’t hesitate to contact our dental team for veneer replacement to restore the stunning smile you are used to.
Our dental veneers are natural-looking, aptly sized, and complement your facial features for a seamless transformation.