Longevity of Dental Veneers
The teeth have several important jobs. Many of these jobs are functional, including biting, chewing, speaking, and stimulating your jawbone to maintain jaw health. In addition to these functional jobs, the teeth also serve an aesthetic purpose. They supply you with a beautiful, confident smile. Any imperfections in your teeth, no matter how minor, can significantly affect the appearance of your smile, and can also diminish your confidence. At Neil Starr, DDS, PC, we can restore the appearance of your teeth, and your smile, with dental veneers. However, how long do veneers last?
What Are Dental Veneers?Dental veneers are a cosmetic solution for minor imperfections in the enamel of the visible teeth. They resemble small, thin shells in appearance, and are used to cover over the fronts of your affected teeth. They are usually made of composite resin or porcelain, although porcelain is the most popular material. Porcelain is stronger than composite resin, and it looks just like the rest of your natural teeth. Not only can it be perfectly color matched, but porcelain also reflects light like enamel.
What Can Dental Veneers Correct?Dental veneers can correct some different issues, including:
Factors That Affect the Lifespan of Dental VeneersPorcelain veneers are rated to last 15 to 20 years. However, there are several factors that can affect how long your dental veneers last.:
Ensuring Long-Lasting Dental VeneersProper care is necessary for ensuring that your dental veneers last for many years. Veneers can, and should, be taken care of just like the rest of your natural teeth. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss once a day. You should also have regular dental cleanings and exams. Additionally, you should avoid habits like biting your nails and using your teeth to open packages or remove tags. With proper care, your dental veneers can provide you with a beautiful smile for many years to come.
Dental veneers are a popular treatment for restoring the teeth in the event of minor dental flaws. Not only do they restore the appearance of your smile, but they can also give you back your confidence. For more information, and to find out if dental veneers are right for you, call Neil Starr, DDS, PC today at (202) 897-0015.
Neil L. Starr, DDS, PC
1234 19th Street N.W. #306
Washington, DC 20036