How Long Do Veneers Last?
No matter if it’s veneers, crowns, or dental implants, it is always a great question to ask how long will these smile restorations last? Like these other treatment options, many factors come into play when finalizing how long they will last. Usually, veneers should last around 10 years. While some dental providers give warranty for about 5 years, the typical use span of a veneer can range anywhere between five to 15 years.
What Things Can You Do To Make Your Veneers Last Longer?
Since veneers are made from thin porcelain, it is important that you don’t chew on anything super hard such as ice which may cause the veneers to chip or break. In addition, there are many patients who also clench or grind their teeth during the night, for these cases we would recommend getting a nightguard as grinding your teeth might reduce the longevity of the veneers. Patients who have gum disease may begin to show the edge of the veneer due to gum recession, causing the need for a replacement veneer.
The material used by your cosmetic dentist is also another important factor in the longevity of your veneer. Composite veneers are only a temporary solution as they only last about one to two years before they start staining or chipping. On the other hand, porcelain veneers don’t stain and can last longer than composite veneers, but you have to be very careful as they can chip.
For aesthetic reasons, especially those with gummy smiles, we recommend getting a replacement veneer after ten years as within this time the margin of the veneer might start to show. More so, veneers may also debond from a tooth. This isn’t so common as this problem pretty much only occurs due to a person's bite which can be fixed by a dentist.
If you are looking for an experienced veneer specialist, don't hesitate to contact Dallas Dental Arts for a consultation. We’re located on 2100 Ross Ave, Suite 960 Dallas, Tx 75201.