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How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

If you’re considering porcelain veneers to enhance the appearance of your teeth, one important question you may have is, ‘how long do veneers last?’ Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution that can help you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Here we’ll explore the factors that can affect the lifespan of porcelain veneers and give you an idea of what to expect.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They are designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth and can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic issues, such as discoloration, gaps, and minor misalignments.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Wondering how long do porcelain teeth last? Porcelain veneers are designed to be a long-lasting solution for cosmetic dental issues. With proper care, they can last for many years. The lifespan of your veneers will depend on several factors, including:

Oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene is essential to the longevity of your veneers. You should brush and floss regularly and avoid habits that can damage your teeth, such as biting your nails or using your teeth to open packages.

Lifestyle choices

Certain lifestyle choices can also impact the lifespan of your veneers. For example, smoking can cause discolouration and damage to your veneers, as well as your natural teeth.

Quality of materials

The quality of the materials used to create your veneers can also play a role in their longevity. High-quality porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years or more with proper care, while lower-quality veneers may need to be replaced sooner.

Wear and tear

Over time, your veneers may become worn or damaged due to normal wear and tear. This can be addressed by having them polished or replaced as needed.

It’s important to keep in mind that veneers are not an indestructible solution and will eventually need to be replaced.

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Porcelain veneers are not considered a permanent solution, as they will eventually need to be replaced. However, with proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years. It’s important to work closely with your dentist to develop a long-term care plan for your veneers to ensure that they last as long as possible.

Porcelain veneers can be a long-lasting solution for cosmetic dental issues. The lifespan of your veneers will depend on several factors, including the quality of the materials used, your oral hygiene, lifestyle choices, and wear and tear.

When creating an ultra-thin porcelain veneer makeover, there are two areas that the dental practitioners at Bespoke Smile know are important to get right:

1. Preview

We want to preview the final result and experience it in real life before we decide on the final design.

2. Long Lasting

We want everything our patients have done to last the longest amount of time it can!

This is why Dr Sam Jethwa created the handmade Trial Smile. It was created to give patients the chance to live with temporary veneers and feedback any changes to us, to create their perfect smile.

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dentistry solutions, contact us and book a free consultation today. Our experienced team can help you achieve the smile you want and develop a long-term care plan to ensure that your veneers last as long as possible.