How Long Do Veneers Last?

December 5, 2022

People who want to conceal minor tooth flaws and smile confidently should consider dental veneers in Sioux City. The primary goal is to make teeth look more aesthetically pleasing. Dental veneers are difficult to distinguish since they feel and appear like natural teeth. This is a good alternative for those with strong teeth and healthy gums.  

woman choosing a color for her Veneers in Sioux City

Veneers and How Long They Last  

Common Justifications for Having Veneers  

Below are the following reasons patients get dental veneers:  

  • Crowded teeth, which result in pressure  
  • Teeth that are overly tiny or uneven and stick out  
  • Misshapen, crooked, or deteriorated teeth  
  • Eye-catching dental fillings  
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth  
  • Between-teeth spaces  
  • Stained or discolored teeth  

Please note that if you have active gum disease or severely damaged teeth (in which case veneers are inappropriate), your dentist will discuss other procedures with you.  

Durability of Dental Veneers  

The length of time you will have functional veneers will depend on whether you have porcelain or composite veneers and how well you take care of them. Veneers made of porcelain laminate can last for 10 to 12 years. Moreover, since composite resin veneers only last 4 to 8 years, they need to be updated sooner.  

Porcelain veneers are tooth-colored "shells" that cover a tooth's front and conceal aesthetic imperfections to provide the illusion of teeth that are whiter and more evenly spaced.  

This is a considerable purchase for many people who want confidence that their veneers will be attractive and valuable for many years. Your dentist will likely present you with two options for getting dental veneers: composite or porcelain. Both composite and porcelain laminate veneers have advantages and potential disadvantages.    

What Distinguishes Composite Veneers From Porcelain Veneers?  

Composite veneers are created by layering a synthetic resin (plastic) and glass mixture onto the tooth. Veneers made of porcelain laminate are tiny porcelain "shells" that are affixed to the front of the teeth.  

The benefits of composite veneers include the following:  

  • Cheaper than porcelain veneers.
  • It is possible to fix if it cracks or chips.
  • The natural teeth enamel is removed less frequently.  

In contrast, the cons include less durability and easier-to-see stains, the durability is lower than that of porcelain veneers, and composite veneers are thicker and less natural-looking than porcelain ones.  

As for porcelain veneers, the pros are:  

  • More outstanding durability and stain resistance than composite veneers  
  • Incredibly natural aesthetics  
  • Greater longevity  

The potential negatives when opting for porcelain veneers are:  

  • Veneers that are damaged cannot be restored; they must be replaced.  
  • The duration of the treatment is lengthier (normally three days)  

Do I Need to Get New Veneers?  

Yes, most patients eventually replace their veneers once or twice over their lifetimes because they last up to 12 years. Your dentist will polish and treat your veneers at this time.  

When the previous veneers lose a tiny bit of enamel, a crown might be an appropriate replacement if the enamel on your natural teeth is no longer sufficient to support a new veneer.  

Why Are Veneers in Need of Replacement?  

Dental veneers will require replacement if the area between the tooth root and veneer is exposed as the gums eventually recede. This edge can have a stain or a thin brown line.  

As the porcelain or composite material degrades from frequent use, veneers may chip or shatter over time. Moreover, veneers might crack due to changes in the bite brought on by tooth loss, erosion, or decay.  

beautiful woman wearing Veneers in Sioux City

Where Can I Get Veneers in Sioux City?  

Any trustworthy dentist can place your veneers, but if you have the choice, look for a dentist who allows you to try out your new smile before pushing with the treatment plan. This prevents you from squandering money on outcomes you're not entirely satisfied with! Please schedule an appointment with us for more information!

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