The Longevity of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of your teeth to address a number of cosmetic imperfections. Shaped, sized, and colored to match adjacent teeth, porcelain veneers can provide a flawlessly beautiful smile, but the care you take of your veneers will impact their longevity.

In most cases, porcelain veneers last for upwards of ten years. Much of this is dependent on your commitment to a good oral hygiene routine complete with twice yearly visits to our Pittsburgh office for professional cleanings and examinations.

Making Veneers Last

Porcelain is incredibly strong. It is also stain resistant. These things should, however, not be taken advantage of. To ensure the longevity of your veneers, be sure to brush your teeth after every meal, floss at least once a day, and visit our office every six months for examinations. You can take additional steps to help your veneers last by avoiding biting hard substances like ice, which can crack or otherwise damage veneers.

Once a veneer becomes damaged, it must be replaced. While we are happy to replace your veneers as needed, taking simple steps to protect them can help make that an infrequent occurrence.

For more information on taking care of your porcelain veneers in the areas of Pittsburgh, Allison Park, or Oakland, Pennsylvania, please contact Dentonics to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists today.