How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

Porcelain veneers can offer patients seeking a beautiful, youthful smile a wide range of benefits. With the ability to correct tooth imperfections such as chips, cracks, stains, discoloration, gaps and spaces, “short” or worn teeth, and even mild tooth misalignment, porcelain veneers can dramatically transform the appearance of your teeth. However, when considering the cost of porcelain veneers, many patients ask how long they can expect the results of their investment to last.

While there is no one answer to this question, the durability of porcelain veneers is typically dependent upon a number of variables. The type of veneer, skill of the cosmetic dentist, quality of the ceramist and laboratory, and the bonding method used to adhere the veneer can all impact the lifespan of your porcelain veneers.

In addition, there are preventative measures you can take to help maintain your beautiful new smile. For example, if you are prone to grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep, a night guard may protect your veneers from unnecessary damage and wear. Additionally, maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for twice-yearly exams can also be essential for preserving your results. With proper care and maintenance, your porcelain veneers may last for decades.

For more information about porcelain veneers, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Cross, please contact our office today.

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