When considering porcelain veneers, patients generally have questions about how permanent the procedure is. In early consultations, we often hear concerns about veneers popping off, staining or breaking.
It’s natural to be concerned. You want to ensure that your veneers look and feel fantastic for as long as possible.
On average, porcelain veneers last for ten years. Despite their durability, veneers are prone to damage and discoloration, just like natural teeth.
Situations that Can Affect Your Porcelain Veneers
Any accidental injuries or prolonged impact from chewing non-food items may cause your veneers to chip or crack. Remember that certain habits such as grinding teeth, chewing ice and biting fingernails negatively affect your smile, whether you have porcelain veneers or not.
2. Foods & Beverages
Soda, tea, red wine, coffee and other dark liquids contain staining agents, as do certain other foods. While this won’t impact stain-resistant veneers, your diet may cause your natural teeth to discolor, which means your smile might appear mismatched.
3. Improper Dental Care
Veneers are susceptible to the same wear and tear as your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing in conjunction with regular dental checkups help ensure the longevity of your veneers.
So, are porcelain veneers a good long-term solution? With the right dental routine in place, you can enjoy the benefits of veneers for years to come.
Dr. Patel not only offers continually current state-of-the-art treatment options to all his patients here in Georgia, but he also stays connected to giving back and serving patients around the world with needs for dental care. He annually travels to foreign countries to provide dental services to children, elderly, and every age in-between in parts of the world where these services are not available to people that live there, through the highly respectable Flying Doctors of America program, of which Dr. Patel is a member of the board. Dr. Patel and his staff are consistently improving and implementing the newest technologies through the top seminars across the country. He is also a graduate of the Hornbrook Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum, which only about 5 percent of dentists worldwide have completed.