How long do porcelain veneers last?
If you aspire to have a “Hollywood” smile, porcelain veneers available at our West Chester, OH dental office can help you achieve your goals. With proper care that includes diligent oral hygiene and dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months, your veneers can last ten years or longer.
Dental porcelain is strong and durable and is a beautiful, lifelike material that has mimics the translucent appearance of tooth enamel. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain that we customize to sit on the front surfaces of your teeth. Since they conceal what’s beneath, our dentist uses veneers to correct aesthetic flaws like:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Uneven gaps between teeth
- Tooth size or shape differences
- Badly stained or discolored teeth
- Slight tooth misalignment
Dr. Koch must remove a thin layer of tooth enamel to place your dental veneers at our West Chester dental office, so the procedure itself is permanent. But your restorations are not, so we will need to replace them every 10 or 15 years.
While they’re quite durable, dental veneers are prone to chipping along the edges if you’re not careful. Don’t bite your nails, chew on ice, or use your teeth to open packages. Avoid very hard or crunchy foods or popcorn that can chip your veneer. During your six-month dental exams, Dr. Koch also checks the health of your veneer teeth and the restorations themselves to make sure they’re in good condition.
We would love to meet with you to see if porcelain veneers at our West Chester, OH dental office are right for you. Please call us to schedule an appointment to get started.