Do Veneers Last Forever?

Veneers are an excellent cosmetic treatment that can help you address and fix a wide variety of issues. If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, if your teeth are cracked or chipped, or if you want to close a gap between your teeth, then veneers in Frisco are a great solution. 

But, if you go online to read about veneers, you will find a lot of contradictory information that could make you doubt the effectiveness or longevity of the procedure. 

One common question patients often ask is: do veneers last forever? 

The answer is not that simple. 

The Procedure Is Permanent 

The procedure of getting veneers is permanent and irreversible. The dentist will have to trim off a good chunk of your enamel to prepare the tooth for the veneers. Only after they've shaved some of the enamel off can they properly and effectively attach the veneers to the surface of your teeth. 

The problem with this is that enamel doesn't grow back. That means that your teeth will never go back to the way they were before getting veneers. That's why it's important to be aware of what the procedure entails and be certain that you want veneers. Because you can't just wake up one day and decide that you don't want them anymore and want your natural teeth back. That wouldn't be possible after getting veneers. 

Veneers Don't Last Forever 

Whenever people hear that veneers are permanent, they assume that it means they last forever. 

That's not the case. 

As we said, the procedure of getting veneers is permanent, but the shells themselves have a limited lifespan of about 15-20 years. 

The lifespan of your veneers will depend on several factors, such as: 

  • The Material They Are Made Of: Porcelain veneers are more durable than composite veneers. However, they are also pricier than the latter. 
  • The Technician's Skills: Look for a technician who has plenty of experience as the quality of the job can make a significant difference in the lifespan of your veneers. 
  • Maintenance: How well you care for your veneers can also influence their longevity. Luckily, you don't need to do anything, in particular, to take care of your veneers. Simply brush your teeth two times a day, limit the consumption of staining foods and beverages, don't use your teeth as tools, and schedule routine dental checkups. 

Do You Want to Get a Perfect Smile? Veneers Might Be the Answer! 

Do you want to correct your smile and think veneers might be a great solution for your cosmetic issues? Then come visit a Frisco cosmetic dentist at MODERN BITE DENTISTRY, and we will examine your teeth and make sure that you are a good candidate for veneers. 

Our team has years of experience, so you can rest assured that you will receive nothing but the best. 

Visit our contact page to get in touch and schedule your appointment. 

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