If you are looking to regain your beautiful smile, or have the one you’ve always wanted, veneers may be for you. People with tooth decay, severely stained teeth and unevenness in their bite can benefit greatly from the porcelain replacements. It is likely that questions arise regarding their longevity and durability.

A couple common questions are answered below:

How long do veneers last?

Veneers are a durable alternative to natural teeth. With that being said, they are not exactly permanent. With proper care, you can expect veneers to last between 10-15 years. It is likely that cosmetic repairs will be required to maintain their beautiful appearance. Natural wear, diet and accidents occur, and these are all repairs that your dental professional can perform.

Any activity that can damage natural teeth will decrease the lifespan of veneers. Chipping and cracking can occur so refrain from biting into very hard foods or objects. Staining from coffee, wine or tea also affects veneers so it is recommended to use a straw or drink these in moderation.

How long do veneers last on front teeth?

Front veneers face the same issues as natural teeth and are more susceptible to staining and cracking. With a regimented oral hygiene routine and caution, front teeth veneers can be expected to last the full lifespan of the others.

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So, are veneers permanent?

The simple answer is no. Although they are made from sturdy porcelain and replace the natural teeth, veneers average 10-15 years of successful use.

Contact Loop Dental today to make an appointment. Move one step closer to a beautiful smile with veneers. Your Loop Dental professional will walk you through the procedure, the care and follow-up with exceptional post-procedure care for the lifespan of your porcelain veneers. Do not suffer from embarrassing stains or tooth decay any longer. Loop Dental will have you smiling ear-to-ear with veneers.