Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can improve the appearance of your teeth. The procedure is relatively simple and pain-free, and it can give you a beautiful smile that you can enjoy for years to come.
But how long do veneers last, and how can you take proper care of them?
Here's what you Need to Know
Veneers are natural-looking shells attached to the front surface of your natural teeth. They can be made of various materials, such as porcelain or composite resin.
Veneers are an excellent option for people who want to improve the appearance of their teeth without undergoing more invasive procedures, such as crowns or braces. They can be used to fix a variety of cosmetic dental issues, such as:
Veneers are bonded to your natural teeth with a special adhesive and are designed to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Keep in mind, though, that to place your veneers, the dentist will have to trim down a small layer of enamel. This procedure is irreversible, and you won't be able to take your veneers off anymore. If they get damaged, then you will need to replace them.
Veneers are a long-lasting cosmetic dentistry treatment, but they won't last forever. On average, you can enjoy your veneers between 10 to 20 years before you need to replace them. However, the longevity of your veneers will depend on how well you take care of them.
Here are some tips for taking care of veneers to help them last as long as possible:
It's important to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day to remove plaque and prevent tooth decay. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching your veneers.
Veneers are strong, but they can still be damaged if you bite down on hard objects, such as ice or hard candy. Avoid biting down on hard objects to protect your veneers.
If you grind your teeth at night, your veneers may become damaged or loosened over time. If you grind your teeth, talk to your dentist about getting a night guard to protect your veneers.
It's important to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings to ensure your veneers are in good condition. Your dentist will also be able to spot any problems with your veneers early on and take steps to fix them before they become more serious.
Smoking can stain your veneers and lead to gum disease, which can damage your veneers. If you smoke, it's a good idea to quit to protect your veneers and overall oral health.
Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can improve the appearance of your teeth. If you are interested in this type of cosmetic treatment, the team at Nashoba Valley Dental can help you.
Contact us now to book your appointment.