Veneers can be a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth, but how long do they last? The answer depends on several factors, including the type of veneer you choose and how well you care for them. Porcelain veneers typically last 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers have an estimated service life of 4 to 8 years. With proper care, however, veneers can last much longer. Porcelain veneers are considered one of the strongest and most reliable dental restorations available.
Studies have found that the vast majority of porcelain veneers last more than 15 years, and some can even last up to 20 years. The key to making sure your veneers last as long as possible is to take good care of them. When you get porcelain veneers, your dentist will provide detailed instructions on how to care for them. This includes brushing and flossing twice a day, avoiding hard or crunchy foods that could chip or crack the veneer, and avoiding stain-causing foods and drinks like coffee and red wine.
It's also important to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. In addition to proper care, the quality of the initial effort also plays an important role in the longevity of your veneers. Your dentist should use high-quality materials and take the time to ensure that your veneers fit properly and look natural. If you're not happy with the results, it's best to speak up right away so that any necessary adjustments can be made.Veneers are not indestructible, so it's important to be mindful of how you use them.
Avoid biting down on hard objects like pens or fingernails, as this can cause chips or cracks in the veneer. If you play contact sports, it's also a good idea to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth.At the end of the day, it's impossible to predict exactly how long your veneers will last. With proper care and maintenance, however, there's no reason why they shouldn't last several years. During your initial consultation with Dr.
John Schmid, he will discuss in more detail how long you can expect your veneers to last.