Lucio H. Kim DDS

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Woman smiling | Dental veneers in Glendale CAPorcelain dental veneers allow us to help patients achieve a beautiful smile by correcting cosmetic flaws. But it’s hard to say exactly how long a veneer will last for any particular patient. A very general estimate is anywhere between 7 and 20 years. However, this is largely dependent on the individual.

Longevity of Veneers

Dental porcelain is very strong and won’t really wear out during your lifetime. Porcelain veneers, when they are done correctly, don’t wear. They’re bonded securely to the surface of your tooth, and, even though they’re super thin, their strength is derived from your teeth.

There are a number of things that can affect the longevity of your veners. Biting down on hard or crunchy foods may chip an edge. If you see a different dentist who uses power polishing equipment, the surface of the veneers can become rough and porous, allowing the porcelain to stain very easily. A veneer can also become chipped or scratched from improper brushing or flossing techniques.

Smile Makeovers in Glendale

All these things affect the lifespan of your veneers. It’s also important to remember that the veneer isn’t a living thing but your tooth is, and its condition may change.

Please call our Glendale office for more information about veneers.

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