Can dental veneers last your whole life?
On average, Porcelain veneer’s longevity can last for up to 20 years. Composite resin veneers on the other hand have an average lifespan of 7-10 years. The specific lifespan depends on various factors, especially the type of veneer you get and how well you maintain it.
According to a study published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the survival probability of porcelain laminate veneers was found to be about 0.976 over 7 years. This indicates a high survival rate of 98%. Although the survival rate does drop to 0.882 in 14 years, it is still considerably high. The conclusion of this study indicates that “Porcelain laminate veneers offer a predictable and successful restoration”. Generally, one can expect a survival probability of up to 93.5% over a 10 years duration.
How often do dental veneers need to be replaced?
How long do composite veneers last?
Do Porcelain veneers fall off easily?
What can affect the lifespan of Porcelain laminate veneers?
- The state of your natural teeth before the veneer installation
- The veneer materials; generally, porcelain veneers last longer than composite veneers.
- Your dental hygiene: you need to maintain good oral hygiene to ensure the health of your teeth even after getting veneers.
- Brushing daily and flossing regularly are recommended. Dental checkups and cleaning are also important.
- Wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth especially if you play contact sports
- Avoid grinding your teeth as this can put pressure on your veneers and damage it.
- Do not use your teeth as a tool for opening bottles and other similar uses.
- Be careful with what you hit. Avoid biting hard on hard foods
Do dental veneers stay white?
This type stains more easily, especially when you expose it too often to pigmented drinks like coffee, soda, tea, or red wine. Smoking can also lead to discolouration in composite resin veneer. If your teeth are discoloured already before getting veneers, the cosmetic dentist would typically tailor the veneer to match the shade of white of your current teeth. This way, the veneer blends in and looks as natural as possible.
What happens to porcelain dental veneers when you get old?
When to replace your dental veneers. (Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Dental Veneers)
- The veneers are cracked, chipped, or worn down with age: despite their durability, even porcelain veneers can crack or break if handled roughly. Also, they start to wear out after about 10 years or more. In these cases, getting a new one is necessary.
- The tooth underneath the veneer is decayed: the veneer can start separating from the teeth it is attached to if the tooth is weak or decayed.
- The wrong size of veneers was installed in the first place
- If the dental veneer was not installed properly, they are likely to fall off.
Can you get porcelain veneers twice?
Visit us at Sbenati Dentistry, our dentist office in London Ontario to speak about your case and get recommendations about your treatment options. Call us (519) 474 – 0220.