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How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?

smile, dentalhealth, oralhealth, teeth,Dental veneers are used to transform your smile by applying a thin layer of ceramic on the front surfaces of teeth. Dentists will custom make your veneers to match the shape of your teeth and the color of your teeth.

Veneers are a common dental treatment used to address problems such as stained teeth, crooked teeth and chipped teeth.

How long do you expect dental veneers to last once they are fitted?

Dental veneers are extremely durable since they are made of dental porcelain, a form of ceramic. The veneers resist wear and tear just like natural tooth enamel.

Additionally, veneers are resistant to cracking, staining and chipping which makes your teeth functional and durable.

With proper care dental veneers can last for about 10 years and it is even possible to have veneers for 15-20 years without need for replacement. However, most people will require periodic replacement as over the years the veneers become susceptible to staining and damage with age.

Take note that you should not neglect or abuse dental veneers simply because they are durable. Brushing and flossing will help extend the life of your veneers. For people who play sport, it will be advisable to invest in a custom mouth-guard to protect their teeth and veneers. It is also advisable to stop damaging habits such as using teeth as tools, chewing on ice and teeth grinding to protect your veneers.

In conclusion, durability of dental veneers is dependent on care for your teeth. Find an experienced dentist to apply the veneers and always visit the dentist for regular dental checkup and hygienist appointments.

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I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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