How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?

Our Burlington dentist is here to educate.

Veneers can be a truly life-changing cosmetic dental treatment for anyone longing for a stunning smile (but let’s face it, who isn’t?!)

But many people wonder just how long this beautiful result can hold up for - and whether it’s even permanent. It’s definitely good to familiarize yourself with the facts before committing to dental veneers in Burlington.

Keep reading to learn all there is to know about the longevity of dental veneers.

How long do dental veneers last?

Porcelain veneers can last anywhere between around 10 and 15 years provided that they are properly cared for every day. Depending on they type of damage or wear caused to your veneers, they may require either a simple cosmetic repair or may require complete replacement.

Are veneers permanent?

Simply put, veneers aren’t meant to be a completely permanent treatment, considering that they will at some point generally require re-treatment or replacement. It’s important for every patient considering cosmetic treatment with veneers to understand this before committing to the procedure. If your teeth and gums are in good health and you’re prepared to repair/replace your veneers at some point in the future, then you’ll likely be an excellent candidate for veneers!

How can I prolong the lifespan of my veneers?

You can prolong the lifespan of your veneers by applying the same type of care to your veneers as you would the rest of your smile.

Be sure to practice proper daily oral hygiene care including brushing twice daily for two full minutes each session, and flossing at least once daily. With that said, it's important to ensure that you use a toothbrush with soft bristles, and always brush gently. This will help to prevent any unnecessary wear on your tooth’s surfaces, including the prevention of gum recession which could compromise your veneers treatment.

Additionally, it's critical to avoid harmful habits such as biting down on hard objects or foods.

Veneers are susceptible to cracking and breakage when placed under extreme pressure, so you’ll want to avoid placing them in harm’s way at all costs. Furthermore, if you have a habit of grinding your teeth together (including bruxism during sleep), this will also put your veneers treatment at risk for damage.

Ready for your dental veneers consultation in Burlington?

You deserve a smile you can be proud of showing off!

Contact our warm and experienced Dr. Toong today to learn about whether dental veneers are right for you.