The life of your dental veneers can vary, but let’s start with the basics—just what is a dental veneer? Veneers are thin, custom-crafted shells, usually made of porcelain or composite resin, that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They are a great solution for correcting teeth imperfections such as discoloration, chips, gaps and misalignment.
Are you considering porcelain veneers? Great choice! Both beautiful and durable, they can last up to 15 years—but with proper oral hygiene and maintenance, they can enhance your smile for even longer.
Here’s why they may work best for you (and why they may not):
Composite veneers (also called resin veneers) are a great choice if you are looking for a solution on a budget. The tradeoff? They typically last between 5-7 years—but can last up to 10 with proper care.
Discover if composite veneers are the right choice for you:
What to get the maximum lifespan of your veneers? Here are some simple tips that will help them last, no matter which type you choose.
If you have a habit of teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism) you might experience premature wear and tear on your veneers. Wearing a nightguard can protect your veneers and natural teeth from damage.
Acidic and sugary foods can weaken your natural teeth that hold the veneers, potentially causing cavities around your veneers. Also avoid food and drinks that can stain your new smile.
Avoiding habits that can put excessive force on your veneers can extend their lifespan. These include using teeth as tools or biting on hard objects.
The craftsmanship and material used will determine how long your veneers last. At Aspen Dental, your team always crafts durable porcelain veneers and carefully bonds them to lengthen the life of your smile.
Speak with your Aspen Dental dentist to see if veneers are right for your smile. Learn about your options, veneer costs and any other important details of your care plan.