Getting Porcelain Veneers? Here’s How Long They Can Last

Getting Porcelain Veneers? Here’s How Long They Can Last

Porcelain veneers are becoming increasingly popular due to the glow it provides on the overall appearance of the teeth.

Veneers are thin, natural-colored tooth shells bonded to our teeth’ surface. It is typically made of porcelain and resin composite material. These porcelain veneers attached to the teeth also improve their cosmetic appeal and symmetry. Applying veneers can significantly change the size, length, color, and shape, thus, enhancing its look.

Getting a porcelain veneer applied to your tooth usually takes three sessions. The first session is dedicated to consultation and treatment planning. While the second and final appointments are for the actual application of the dental veneers.

To ensure its longevity, proper aftercare of porcelain veneers is required. On average, they could last 5 to 10 years before needing to be replaced.

Why do I need porcelain veneers?

Getting veneers does not only serve aesthetic purposes. Dentists recommend treating cosmetic-related concerns of the teeth. For instance, patients with broken, discolored, and microdontia would require this for their treatment.

Unlike dental crowns, veneers are more sturdy and durable. In addition, it is designed to be stain-resistant and customizable to fit the look of the patient when they smile.

The price of veneers varies depending on the preferences of the patient. Normally, it will range from $925 to $2,500 per tooth to have a veneer applied to treat oral concerns.

Porcelain veneers aftercare tips

Although there is no special requirement to care for veneers, there are still proper aftercare tips to keep in mind.

Here are some things to do after getting veneers applied:

  • Avoid eating hard-to-chew foods
  • Avoid opening different packaging using your teeth
  • Always wear a mouthguard when doing activities (i.e., sports)

The best way to properly care for your veneers is to make good oral hygiene a habit. This involves brushing and flossing regularly to avoid the buildup of bacteria.

To learn more on dental veneers or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (719) 596-3481 or visit our website.

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