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Are veneers permanent?

How Long Do Veneers Last & How To Care For Them

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June 12, 2021

Why dental veneers?

Everyone deserves a perfect smile, and for some, dental veneers may be a great solution for patients looking to restore their smile to its natural beauty or improve the overall appearance of teeth.

If you’re looking for a treatment for chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, stained teeth or even misaligned teeth, a set of fully custom-made dental veneers may be the perfect solution for you. In this article, we’ll talk about how veneers are made, how long dental veneers last and the best practices when it comes to maintaining them and prolonging their lifespan.

Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite dental resin that are ‘permanently’ cemented directly onto the surface of front teeth to ultimately improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth.

What are dental veneers?

Most patients typically associate dental veneers with that “Hollywood smile”, which many A-list celebrities have. Moreover, getting veneers is a common way to fix gaps between teeth, stained teeth and chipped teeth. Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic & restorative dentistry, which consists of having thin shells of porcelain or composite resin attached to front teeth.

The entire veneering process is simple and straightforward: after the a patient has been deemed to be suitable for dental veneers, the dentist will take impressions of the patients’ teeth which will be used to create a stone model in order to accurately fabricate & customise a set of veneers. A dental shade guide will also be used to determine the colour of the veneers so that they will match adjacent teeth and give teeth a natural appearance. Once this step has been completed, the veneers will be fabricated in a dental lab and cemented into place.

Are dental veneers permanent?

Dental veneers can typically last up to 10 – 15 years without breakages or discolouration – the longevity of dental veneers is highly reliant on the type of veneer, maintenance of veneer & the overall oral hygiene of the patient. Moreover, it should be noted that the veneering process is typically irreversible due to the fact that a small amount of enamel will need to be removed (about 1mm) from each veneered tooth in order to accommodate the placement of the veneer shell. As such, in the case a patient decides to remove a veneer, a new replacement will need to be placed.

No, dental veneers are not permanent. Veneers can usually last between 10 – 15 years with proper care & maintenance.

Good oral hygiene is essential for the long term care and longevity of veneers. Patients will be required to care for their veneers the same way they care for the rest of their natural teeth. Biting hard object such as fingernails and ice should be avoided in order to prevent breakage of the veneers.

Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining, however, composite veneers are similar to normal teeth in that they are susceptible to staining, as such, patients with composite veneers should avoid eating & drinking teeth-staining foods & beverages, such as tea, coffee and red wine.

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How to increase the longevity of veneers?

How long do veneers last? In order to get the most out of dental veneers, it all boils down to understanding how to better take care of them. Here are some simple tips to better care for your veneers:

  • Don’t Bite Hard Objects: Never use your natural or veneered teeth to bite onto hard objects as doing so could damage the veneers.
  • Regular Brushing & Flossing: Patients should be diligent when it comes maintaining their oral health by regularly brushing, flossing and cleaning their teeth. Additionally, patients should remember to check in with their dentists once every six months or whenever any issues are experienced.
  • Avoid Teeth Grinding: Patients who have a habit of grinding or clenching their teeth may be recommended a bite guard to wear at night to prevent damage to dental veneers.

So what’s next?

If you are concerned about your teeth’ appearance, dental veneers can be an excellent, durable and aesthetic way to address cosmetic issues to encourage you to smile more confidently. If you’re thinking about your next steps, then please do reach out to ask us anything. Our dedicated team members are always happy to talk. We know it is important for you to have all the information before you make any decisions about your dental health.

So please feel free to call and talk through the options with us, or fill in the contact form on this page. We are always happy to advise you, and you should feel comfortable making your decision.

Going forward with dental veneers is big decision, and a long-term investment in your health.

The best dentist for you is one who will provide you with all the information, and help you to reach a well-informed decision that you are comfortable with. Good communication between you and your dentist is vital for a successful outcome.

In addition, please only proceed with the treatment if you are fully comfortable with the treatment plan proposed by your provider.

NoFrills Dental Team of Professionals | Professional Team of Dentists in Singapore | Best dentists in Singapore
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Why dental veneers?

Everyone deserves a perfect smile, and for some, dental veneers may be a great solution for patients looking to restore their smile to its natural beauty or improve the overall appearance of teeth.

If you’re looking for a treatment for chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, stained teeth or even misaligned teeth, a set of fully custom-made dental veneers may be the perfect solution for you. In this article, we’ll talk about how veneers are made, how long dental veneers last and the best practices when it comes to maintaining them and prolonging their lifespan.

Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite dental resin that are ‘permanently’ cemented directly onto the surface of front teeth to ultimately improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth.

What are dental veneers?

Most patients typically associate dental veneers with that “Hollywood smile”, which many A-list celebrities have. Moreover, getting veneers is a common way to fix gaps between teeth, stained teeth and chipped teeth. Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic & restorative dentistry, which consists of having thin shells of porcelain or composite resin attached to front teeth.

The entire veneering process is simple and straightforward: after the a patient has been deemed to be suitable for dental veneers, the dentist will take impressions of the patients’ teeth which will be used to create a stone model in order to accurately fabricate & customise a set of veneers. A dental shade guide will also be used to determine the colour of the veneers so that they will match adjacent teeth and give teeth a natural appearance. Once this step has been completed, the veneers will be fabricated in a dental lab and cemented into place.

Are veneers permanent?

Dental veneers can typically last up to 10 – 15 years without breakages or discolouration – the longevity of dental veneers is highly reliant on the type of veneer, maintenance of veneer & the overall oral hygiene of the patient. Moreover, it should be noted that the veneering process is typically irreversible due to the fact that a small amount of enamel will need to be removed (about 1mm) from each veneered tooth in order to accommodate the placement of the veneer shell. As such, in the case a patient decides to remove a veneer, a new replacement will need to be placed.

No, dental veneers are not permanent. Veneers can usually last between 10 – 15 years with proper care & maintenance.

Good oral hygiene is essential for the long term care and longevity of veneers. Patients will be required to care for their veneers the same way they care for the rest of their natural teeth. Biting hard object such as fingernails and ice should be avoided in order to prevent breakage of the veneers.

Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining, however, composite veneers are similar to normal teeth in that they are susceptible to staining, as such, patients with composite veneers should avoid eating & drinking teeth-staining foods & beverages, such as tea, coffee and red wine.

permanent dental veneers

How to increase the longevity of veneers?

How long do veneers last? In order to get the most out of veneers, it all boils down to taking good care of them.

Tips to better care for your veneers:

  • Don’t Bite Hard Objects: Never use your natural or veneered teeth to bite onto hard objects as doing so could damage the veneers.
  • Regular Brushing & Flossing: Patients should be diligent when it comes maintaining their oral health by regularly brushing, flossing and cleaning their teeth. Additionally, patients should remember to check in with their dentists once every six months or whenever any issues are experienced.
  • Avoid Teeth Grinding: Patients who have a habit of grinding or clenching their teeth may be recommended a bite guard to wear at night to prevent damage to dental veneers.

So what’s next?

If you are concerned about your teeth’ appearance, dental veneers can be an excellent, durable and aesthetic way to address cosmetic issues to encourage you to smile more confidently.

If you’re thinking about your next steps, then please do reach out to ask us anything. Our dedicated team members are always happy to talk. We know it is important for you to have all the information before you make any decisions about your dental health.

So please feel free to call and talk through the options with us, or fill in the contact form on this page. We are always happy to advise you, and you should feel comfortable making your decision.

Going forward with dental veneers is big decision, and a long-term investment in your health.

The best dentist for you is one who will provide you with all the information, and help you to reach a well-informed decision that you are comfortable with. Good communication between you and your dentist is vital for a successful outcome.

In addition, please only proceed with the treatment if you are fully comfortable with the treatment plan proposed by your provider.

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