Porcelain veneers produced accurately should have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. However, for that durability, we need to be ensuring that we’re bonding to the enamel and make sure that the design is additive rather than just reducing your teeth. Composite veneers have a place, but their life expectancy is going to be less than porcelain because they’re not going to keep their luster as long. Edge bonding, which isn’t a veneer, which is just correcting the worn edges of teeth is also an option and that can be done without any preparation but, porcelain veneers are going to have the longest life expectancy. It is going to have a lifespan, but you can expect 10 to 15 years and this widely depends on how well the patient is brushing and flossing around the veneers and how often they attend dental cleanings.
How do I care My Dental Veneers?
We generally still advise brushing twice a day and flossing once a day as well as attending semi-annual dental cleanings, just to ensure that the teeth itself and the gums around the veneer are free from disease, also, minimizing tooth damaging habits such as nail-biting or chewing on ice or clenching of the teeth or grinding of the teeth will help these veneers last a little bit longer as well. Oftentimes a dentist recommends a nightguard, as most patients usually grind their teeth at nighttime, a nightguard helps protect the veneers from damage, from grinding, so that the veneers can last longer. If you have any questions about the lifespan of veneers please feel free to contact us.