How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers can correct multiple aesthetic dental issues, from discoloration to minor chips and cracks. Porcelain veneers usually last about ten to 15 years with excellent care and oral hygiene.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain Veneers Look Natural
The fine porcelain material in veneers reflects light like natural tooth enamel. They are aesthetically pleasing and provide a healthy, vibrant look.
Address Multiple Issues at Once
Most cosmetic dental treatments cover only one problem at a time. Veneers can cover discolored, chipped, gapped, misshapen, and slightly misaligned teeth simultaneously.
Porcelain naturally resists stains much better than composite veneers. If you enjoy coffee or tea, you won't have to worry about ruining the look of your veneers as long as you practice good oral hygiene.
Porcelain combines an attractive appearance with durability. Porcelain veneers last for several years.
To care for porcelain veneers, treat them like healthy, natural teeth. Brush and floss each day and keep all dental appointments to check for potential issues.
Complete in a Few Appointments
Veneers generally take only two or three appointments: a consultation, a preparatory appointment, and installation.s
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Porcelain veneers fit over prepared natural teeth. During your consultation, you will sit down with your dentist and discuss your needs and expectations.
During the preparatory appointment, your dentist will carefully remove a very thin layer of tooth enamel to allow for the placement of the veneers. The dentist will take digital or physical impressions to ensure the veneers fit perfectly. You will go home with temporary coverings for your teeth until your final veneers arrive from the lab.
When installing your veneers, the dentist applies a substance that roughens the tooth surface and allows the veneer to adhere properly.
After you receive your porcelain veneers, you will enjoy compliments on your smile and feel great about yourself when you look in the mirror. Take good care of your veneers, which will last many years.
Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
Are veneers painful?
Installing veneers is a comfortable, non-invasive process. The dentist will give you a local anesthetic to ensure you feel no pain.
Are dental veneers permanent?
After you have veneers installed, you will need to continue replacing them for the life of your teeth. The process is not reversible because the dentist removes some of the natural enamel.
Contact The Ricco Dental Group
Porcelain veneers provide beautiful results in just a few appointments. Caring for veneers is no more difficult than maintaining healthy, natural teeth.
If you want to learn more about porcelain veneers, we are ready to help you. Don't hesitate to call The Ricco Dental Group at 516-931-3999 (Plainview) or 516-798-0223 (Massapequa). We can show you how veneers can improve your smile and bring you many years of wear.