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Do Veneers Last a Lifetime?

December 21, 2022
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Posted By: Nederland Family Dental

Veneers are a long-lasting way to improve your smile. They’re a great solution for people who
need for substantial dental correction. It takes only a few office visits to give someone the smile
they’ve long dreamed of, and with proper care they can keep that smile for years–or even
decades!


How Long Do Veneers Last?
Veneers can last from 15-20 years, especially with proper care.
The key is to get them placed by an established and experienced dentist who will properly
prepare you for the process.


Who Benefits From Veneers?
Veneers are a terrific option for people who want to keep their natural teeth, but need more help
than whitening can offer. These common issues make you a great candidate for veneers:

  • Significant staining
  • Short or mismatched teeth
  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Wear and tear from aging


How Long Does It Take To Get Veneers?
Veneers are specially designed for each patient. The construction process takes about two
weeks. Placing the veneers takes three to four office visits to ensure a custom fit.
This means it takes only a few weeks to greatly improve your appearance for a decade or
more–a great investment of your time!


Can You Make Veneers Last Even Longer?
Yes, you can! Veneers are made of porcelain that mimics the natural porcelain of your teeth,
which is amazingly strong. The same care that benefits your teeth will also protect your veneers.
Here are more ideas on how to extend the long lifespan of your veneers:
Proper oral hygiene- Brush twice a day with a soft toothbrush, paying special attention to the
margins of your restoration. Bacteria love to hide there in plaque and creep underneath
veneers. Flossing and swishing daily with a fluoridated mouthwash can also help keep your
veneers in great condition.
Bruxism - Do you grind your teeth at night? Many people do without realizing it. The doctors at
Nederland Family Dental can examine you at our Nederland office and give you a nightguard to
protect your veneers.
Jewels, not tools - Don’t use your veneered teeth to open up bottles or packages, and make
sure not to chew on ice (no, not even that good pebble ice). Use your veneered teeth only for
chewing food and gum.

Schedule regular checkups with our office-.Just like with natural teeth, veneers need
supportive care to stay in their best condition. That same care also prevents and treats
potentially damaging things like bruxism, tooth decay, or gum disease that can impact veneer
longevity.


What If Your Veneers Become Damaged or Worn?
Life happens, and sometimes it happens to your teeth. We can help! If your veneers become
damaged and worn, Dr. Gomez can replace them.
Need a gentle and experienced cosmetic dentist in southeast Texas? Our office serves
Nederland, Beaumont, Lumberton, and Port Arthur. We love helping folks transform their smiles
with veneers that can last for years.
Veneers are a durable solution that can make you smile for years to come! Give us a call!

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