Dental experts agree that once securely bonded to the teeth, veneers should last a minimum of a decade without replacement. According to how much oral care is taken this gives the wearer a bit of wiggle room to add a few years to their lifespan. With proper care, you might be able to enjoy them for even 15 years or more. Similar to their natural teeth, clients will be instructed on how to take proper care of their teeth after the procedure is complete.
Factors like grinding your teeth and practicing good oral hygiene should also be considered in the lifespan of each placement. Ultimately, the smile and the confidence boost you receive from their placement can feel timeless.
The material that will cover the client’s teeth also determines the longevity of the veneers.
Two Options for Veneer Placement
There are two types of bonded veneers: composite and porcelain. Before deciding on which material to use, each client should discuss their dental history and what type of appearance they want.
Should a client want a more natural looking smile in just one appointment, a composite veneer is the best option. Our doctors design each casing to match the color and shape of other teeth in the client’s mouth.
Porcelain veneers slightly differ from composite layers in how and why they are produced. Regardless, both material types are used to help you achieve a radiant smile and boost your confidence. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth to construct and schedule a placement in a follow-up appointment.
According to one study published in the National Institute of Health, porcelain veneers have enhanced durability over the composite material. While both are aesthetically pleasing, the porcelain is naturally stronger over the composite material, and could last longer. Not only is the porcelain option stronger than the composite material, the porcelain shell is also stain resistant.
Composite veneers should still be considered when a client wants them placed within the same appointment.
Seeing Your Cosmetic Dentist for Dental Veneers in Glenview, IL
Prior to scheduling a placement, the dentist will evaluate your oral health and any dental issues you might have. Some factors considered when determining the placement of veneers include but are not limited to the following: tooth enamel health, chips or cracks in the teeth, and a history of gum disease.
With the placement of your veneers, there will be no need to hide your smile from the world anymore.
Are you looking to schedule your veneer placement? We invite you to call Chicago Beautiful Smiles at (847) 729-6080.