Dental Veneers Questions
Porcelain is strong, durable and natural-looking as a cosmetic dental material. It can be molded to fit the specifications of your damaged tooth, and shaded to match your natural tooth color.
Porcelain veneers are extremely strong when bonded to teeth, but they are not immune to damage. Like natural enamel, they can break or crack under certain circumstances. To keep your veneers looking good and functioning well, we recommend that you avoid using your teeth for anything other than smiling and eating food. Teeth are not designed for tearing tape or fishing line; for opening bottles; holding pens and paperclips, the list goes on! You should visit us at least twice a year to ensure optimum dental health and report any signs or symptoms of a problem. Also remember to brush and floss veneered teeth just like the rest.
Porcelain veneers can last 10 years or more for patients who take care of them; however, like natural teeth, they will undergo a certain amount of normal wear. Depending on the foods you eat and your dental hygiene practices, the longevity of veneers will vary for each patient.