How Long Do Most Veneers Last When They Are Cared for Properly?

Posted on 4/25/2020 by Elmwood Dental Group
How Long Do Most Veneers Last When They Are Cared for Properly? If you want to add veneers, you can expect them to last a long time, provided you give them the proper dental care and attention. Porcelain veneers last 12 to 25 years, depending on your degree of maintenance. Porcelain veneers usually last three times longer than composite veneers and look more natural. To obtain the best value for your money, choose porcelain. Again, to make sure your veneers last as long as possible, the following tips should be observed.

What You Should Never Eat or Do When You Have Veneers

When you have veneers placed, you need to make sure you keep them looking good. To do this, you need to refrain from certain activities. These activities include nail biting, chewing ice, and using your teeth, for instance, to tear off a string or open a can. Also, chewing on hard materials, such as a pen, is a no-no. In addition, you don't want to drink beverages, such a red wine or coffee. If you cannot quit the coffee habit, a professional dental cleaning usually removes surface staining. While a veneer, itself, will not stain, the adjacent teeth, or the edge where the tooth meets the veneer may become discolored.

What Other Dental Measures Should I Follow?

When you have veneers, you need to care for them like you care for your natural teeth. That means you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, or in the morning and before bedtime. You also need to floss your teeth at least once a day. Use an antibiotic mouthwash to reduce the bacteria. In addition, you should visit our office every six months for a dental checkup and professional cleaning. We want you to really love your new smile and enjoy it for a long time. That is why we recommend that you carefully take care of your veneers. Veneers can make a dramatic impact when you smile. Therefore, it is important to keep them in pristine condition. Call us today if you feel that you are a good candidate for this type of restoration.
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