Veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to teeth and match the color or shade of your natural teeth. Veneers give patients a beautiful and white natural-looking smile.
To apply the veneers, a cement material is used. Veneers are typically used for chipped, stained, or uneven teeth to give patients that uniform and bright white look.
Veneers are permanent and are made out of porcelain which is durable and long-lasting. On average, veneers last anywhere between 10-15 years, but this also depends on wear and tear. Patients must take good care of their teeth if they have veneers to ensure they last and stay in good condition.
Tips to ensure your veneers last:
- Avoid biting any hard objects or foods that will damage your veneers.
- If you suffer from bruxism or clench your teeth regularly, you may want to consider wearing a mouthguard to protect your veneers from damage.
- Avoid biting your nails as this can damage your veneers.
Veneers are extremely durable if they are taken care of. We recommend good oral hygiene habits at home with brushing and flossing daily. Attending your regular dental visits is also recommended so our staff can ensure your veneers continue to look great.
If you are interested in finding out if veneers are right for you, contact Lori Logan, DDS to schedule your appointment.