How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers can correct many imperfections with your smile, including chips, cracks, discolored spots, and other issues you have with your teeth. Our dentists at Made Ya Smile of Friendswood, TX can customize your porcelain veneers to naturally fit with the rest of your smile, giving you the best possible look.
If properly cared for, porcelain veneers can last for at least ten years on average. Here’s a closer look at porcelain veneers and why it’s a great cosmetic dental choice to restore your smile.
What makes the porcelain veneer so sturdy?
One reason why porcelain veneers can last a while is that porcelain is a sturdy ceramic material. It is finished at a very high temperature to create a strong and dense body that will not easily break apart. Porcelain can resist chipping and cracking and doesn’t stain easily, so it will not create any unusual color effects on your smile.
Your porcelain veneers are designed just for you
Another reason why porcelain veneers can last for at least ten years is because they are customized to comfortably fit over your existing teeth. We will conduct an impression of your smile and use these models to determine the proper shape and fit. A small amount of enamel will need to be trimmed from the front of the tooth, but the amount necessary will be minimal and will not harm the dental structure. We can also apply local anesthetic to make sure you are comfortable throughout the process.
Your custom veneer will then be prepared at our partner dental lab and you will be supplied with temporary veneers. Once your veneers are ready, we will then apply the veneer over your tooth with a permanent bond to keep it in place. The customized design ensures the veneer will fit well and be easy to maintain. You will still be able to preserve the dental structure underneath the veneer, protecting anything from becoming loose or damaged.
Proper dental care is critical for long-lasting success
While your porcelain veneers can last for years, you’ll get the most out of your new smile if you practice good oral hygiene habits. You’ll need to brush and floss each day, plus you’ll require regular dental visits with us at Made Ya Smile every six months to ensure your teeth and veneers are clean and healthy. Failing to properly care for your teeth can result in the underlying tooth decaying and weakening, eventually causing the veneer to possibly fall off.
You’ll also need to be cautious with your diet, including ensuring you don’t bite into things too hard, just as you would with your natural teeth.
Visit us to see how a porcelain veneer can work for your smile
You can trust us at Made Ya Smile of Friendswood, TX to give you a dazzling smile with porcelain veneers. Our team approach can find a suitable customized porcelain veneer that works for your teeth with a streamlined natural look. Contact us online to learn more about how we serve your dental needs or to schedule an appointment.