How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers offer patients with crooked, chipped, stained, or worn down teeth a relatively non-invasive option to improve the appearance of their smile. Wafer-thin shells of porcelain are bonded directly to the front surfaces of your teeth, which means only minimal preparatory work is required. And if you follow recommended oral hygiene practices, your porcelain veneers can last for many years.
Porcelain veneers are commonly used to
- Cover teeth that are stained
- Lengthen teeth that are worn down
- Hide chipped teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Make crooked teeth appear straight
Beaverton cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Negru removes a small layer of enamel from the tooth before bonding a custom-made porcelain veneer using a special medical-grade adhesive.
Porcelain veneers typically last between 5 and 10 years. Of course, the better you care for them, the longer they’ll last. Fortunately, you don’t need to follow any special care procedures. If you already practice a good oral hygiene regimen, then you won’t have to change a thing.
If you’re ready to learn how porcelain veneers can transform your smile and improve your appearance, please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Negru. We serve patients in the Beaverton, Oregon area.