How Long Do Veneers Last?
Whether it’s veneers, crowns, or dental implants, a great question to ask is how long will this smile restoration last? Like other treatment options, many factors come into play when calculating how long they will survive.
Usually, veneers should last around 10 years. Some dental providers give warranty for about 5 years, but the typical use span of a veneer can range anywhere between five and 15 years.
What Things Can You Do to Make Your Veneers Last Longer?
Since veneers are made of thin porcelain, it’s important to avoid chewing on anything super-hard such as ice, which may cause the veneers to chip or break. In addition, many patients clench or grind their teeth during the night.
For these cases, we would recommend getting a nightguard because grinding your teeth may reduce the longevity of your veneers. Patients who have gum disease may begin to show the edge of the veneer due to gum recession, forcing replacement of the veneer.
The material used by your cosmetic dentist is also another factor in the longevity of your veneer. Composite veneers are only a temporary solution; they last only about one to two years before they start to stain or chip.
Porcelain veneers don’t stain and can last longer than composites, but you have to be very careful because they can also chip.
For aesthetic reasons, especially for patients with gummy smiles, we recommend getting a replacement veneer after ten years. This is within the margin of time the veneer might begin to show.
Moreover, the veneers may also debond from teeth. This isn’t highly common because this problem mostly occurs due to the 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 Avenue, Suite 960, Dallas TX 75201.