How Long Can I Expect My New Veneers to Last?

If you want to get dental veneers, you may be wondering how long they’re going to last. Read on to learn about the dental veneer process and how to care for them to extend their longevity.

If you’re looking into how to improve the appearance of your smile, you’ve probably seen dental veneers as one of your options. Dental veneers can give you a brand new set of beautiful pearly whites and are able to cover up a multitude of cosmetic dental issues.

But how long can you expect your veneers to last after the procedure is all said and done? Our team at Wilshire Park Dental Group goes over how dental veneers work and how to properly care for them to get the most life out of them that you can.

Understanding dental veneers

Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells custom-made to fit over your teeth. They’re permanently bonded to your teeth to cover up a multitude of dental cosmetic issues, including:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Stained teeth that don’t respond to whitening
  • Misaligned or misshapen teeth

Veneers can also help to lengthen teeth that are worn down and short or to cover up any gaps that you may have between your teeth.

You can choose to get veneers for a single tooth or for multiple teeth as long as you don’t have a history of extensive cavities and gum disease.

Before you get your veneers, we make a mold of your teeth and send it off to a lab for custom creation. Our team also color matches your teeth for your veneers to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.

How to care for your veneers

Our team at Wilshire Park Dental Group uses porcelain for your veneers, and because of this, you can expect your veneers to last anywhere from 10-15 years. The better care you take of your dental veneers, the longer they’re going to last.

Here are a few things you can do to ensure the longevity of your veneers:

  • Avoid opening anything with your teeth
  • Chew foods only with your back teeth
  • Limit your intake of staining beverages like coffee and red wine
  • Try not to clench or grind your teeth
  • Stick to a good oral hygiene routine with regular brushing and flossing

It’s also important to visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings to keep your veneers in good shape.

The bottom line

Dental veneers are a great option when it comes to correcting cosmetic dental imperfections. They’re made of porcelain and can cover up things like cracked or stained teeth. As long as you care for them properly, they can last up to 15 years.

To learn more about the dental veneers process or how to care for them, call Wilshire Park Dental Group, located in Los Angeles, California or use our online scheduler to request an appointment with us today.

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