If you are interested in beautiful white teeth, then you may be wondering if veneers are durable and will last. Dental or porcelain veneers are tooth-colored shells that are colored, shaped, and sized to match your natural teeth.
Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth using a cement material, and can give patients the beautiful white smile they have always wanted.
Veneers are used for teeth that are chipped, stained, misshapen, or uneven making them look uniform and bright white.
They are made out of porcelain and are highly durable. The veneer material is thin, but very strong and stain resistant. On average veneers last between 10-15 years, but can get damaged if patients do not take good care of their teeth.
Veneers will last longer if you follow these guidelines:
- If you are active and play sports, it is recommended to wear a mouthguard to avoid any damage to your veneers.
- Avoid biting any hard objects or biting your nails. This can lead to damaging the veneers.
- Teeth grinding or clenching can cause the veneers to crack, so it is important to protect your teeth with a mouthguard.
Veneers are a great way to get bright white and even colored teeth. Keeping up with good oral hygiene and regular dental appointments will ensure your veneers last for years.
If you want to find out more about veneers and if they will work for you, contact Brian Gurinsky, DDS, MS, to schedule an appointment.