How long will porcelain veneers last?

The short answer is that it can last a long time, as long as they're properly done. Porcelain veneers are like cars.

Your automobile can last depending on the type of vehicle you purchased and how well you maintained it. Apart from that, you also have to consider the miles you've driven every year and if your car involves in any automobile accidents.In porcelain veneers, you should find the dentist who will place the veneers. Michael Z. Hopkins, DDS, is considered by his peers as the specialist in this area. He only uses high-grade materials to ensure that the veneers can last a lifetime. His ceramist is also an expert in providing Dr. Michael's patients veneers that are durable.

Many of Dr. Michael's patients' porcelain veneers are still unbroken after more than twenty years. With the advancement in materials and techniques, veneers can last for more than two decades or even a lifetime.

However, you need to take care properly of them if you want them to last as long as you want. It's also vital that you only choose to have them placed by an expert.

What if one of your porcelain veneers broke, do you need to replace them all?

No. Your dentist will only have to replace the veneer that has been broken.

Some patients complained that their porcelain veneers lasted only a few years. If you're one of these patients, you should ask yourself why they fail. One of the most common reasons is that you're biting very hard. It could also be caused by grinding or clenching your teeth. This habit causes too much load on your veneers. Then, there's the material used.

At Michael Z. Hopkins, DDS dental office, we only use the latest material for porcelain veneers. This is to ensure that your veneers will be incredibly durable and can last for years and decades.

Things to Avoid

You should avoid drinking beverages with staining agents. They don't stain the veneers. But they do stain your natural teeth. As a result, your teeth would no longer match your veneers.

Apart from that, it's also important to avoid grinding or clenching your teeth. It's not a good habit as it can only cause damage to your porcelain veneers. When you grind your teeth, you're doubling the pressure on the veneers, thereby, causing damage to them.

Dr. Michael recommends the use of a mouth guard at night. It won't prevent you from grinding your teeth, but it will minimize the pressure.It's pertinent that you brush your teeth twice a day. And don't forget to floss every day. Doing this routine will help make your veneers last for decades. When you brush your teeth, opt to use non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste.

How long will porcelain veneers last will depend on your habits and behavior. Veneers are a permanent solution. However, if you don't know how to take care of them, they will never last.

Speak to Dr. Michael Z. Hopkins today to find out more about your case and learn if porcelain veneers are right for you.

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