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Porcelain veneers are an attractive and effective way to address a number of cosmetic imperfections. Placed over the front of teeth, porcelain veneers can produce a seamless and natural-looking aesthetic to teeth that are chipped or cracked, crooked or misshapen, unevenly spaced or sized, and severely stained. But once placed, how long do dental veneers last?
Porcelain is incredibly durable. It is also stain-resistant and able to retain its coloring for long periods of time. However, even under the best of circumstances, individual veneers will likely not last for a lifetime. There are steps you can take to protect your porcelain veneers, but they may need to be replaced – individually or in batches – every 10 or so years. Calgary dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver will inspect the integrity of your dental veneers during your routine visits to our office and make suggestions to replace as deemed necessary for the health and beauty of your smile.
How long porcelain veneers last is often a question of how well they are cared for. To learn how to care for yours, call Calgary dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver at (403) 278-1415 today. While veneers are not permanent, their life can be extended through proper daily care.
To keep your veneers bright and help protect them from damage you should:
- Brush with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste
- Floss morning and night
- Avoid mouthwash with alcohol
- Refrain from biting ice or hard candy
- Visit our office every six months for cleanings and examinations
Caring for dental veneers is very similar to caring for natural teeth and, providing you have a consistent daily routine, should not require any special steps. Dr. Silver will work with you before and after your cosmetic dentistry procedure to help ensure you are provided with the desirable and lasting results you deserve.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.