Veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to teeth. Veneers match the color and shade of your natural teeth, and give patients a beautiful smile.
Veneers are typically used for chipped, stained, or uneven teeth. They give a uniform and bright white look. A cement material is used to apply the veneers to teeth.
Veneers are made out of a durable porcelain, and are permanent and long lasting. Typically veneers last anywhere between 10-15 years, but this depends on the amount of wear and tear to the veneers. In order to ensure the veneers last, patients must take good care of their teeth.
Tips to ensure your veneers last:
- If you suffer from bruxism or clench your teeth regularly, you may want to consider wearing a mouthguard to protect your veneers from damage.
- Avoid biting any hard objects or food that may damage your veneers.
- Avoid biting your nails as this can damage your veneers.
If veneers are taken care of, they will last for years. We recommend following good oral hygiene habits that include brushing and flossing daily. It is important to attend your regular dental visits in our office to ensure your veneers continue to look and feel great.
If you are interested in finding out of veneers are right for you, contact Graceful Smiles to schedule your appointment.