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How Long Do Veneers Last?

18 Apr 2024

With the right care and good oral hygiene veneers can last anywhere between 10 to 15 years, which is great news if you are looking for a quick and easy way to improve your smile.

Are you fed up with having crooked, chipped or broken teeth and don’t want to undergo an invasive or costly procedure to correct them? Then veneers are the solution for you to regain your winning smile! Teeth can be easily repaired and strengthened with veneers, and they can also fix irregularly shaped teeth and correct tooth discolouration. For those of you who don’t want to endure the discomfort of wearing braces, veneers are a fast and simple way to make your teeth straight and even and colour-matched. And once you have had the treatment your veneers should last you more than a decade – that’s a lot of perfect smiling to get through!

The great thing about veneers, apart from the instant results they give, is that they can be matched to the shape, colour and translucency of your existing teeth giving you an award-winning yet natural smile. With veneers, you can even lighten up uneven-coloured or darker teeth to give a more uniform appearance, and the colour variation of a tooth can be achieved through the veneer, giving the tooth translucent areas whilst imitating the clear biting edges of an enamel tooth. You get stronger, healthier-looking teeth that are even in colour and shape whilst still maintaining a completely natural look.

What Exactly Are Veneers?

Veneers are coverings that fit over the front surface of your teeth. Dentists use high-quality dental materials like tooth-coloured composite or porcelain to create them, and they can be made to change the shape, colour or size of existing teeth and by doing so can fix several problems in one go. Think of them like contact lenses – they are about the same thickness – and adhere to the front of your tooth, or teeth, changing the appearance of teeth you are not happy with.

Veneers are strong, meaning you can still eat all your favourite foods, and thanks to their durability you can enjoy drinking coffee, tea or red wine without worrying about staining them; porcelain veneers are naturally more stain-resistant than tooth enamel, and therefore more resilient. But good oral hygiene like regular brushing twice daily, and flossing, must still be adhered to, as veneers will not protect your teeth from cavities and decay any more efficiently than natural enamel will.

Who Can Get Veneer Treatments?

There is skill in shaping veneers to match a patient’s natural teeth, and cosmetic dentists are the best equipped to give the best results. Here at Sydney Road Dental Care, we invest a lot of time and money in our training and equipment, ensuring we use world-class technology and give our patients exceptional care.

We treat everyone as an individual, and once we have assessed the current condition of your teeth, we will create a personalised treatment plan that takes into consideration your budget and goals. Once completed the treatment is quick and straightforward, so in no time you will be flashing a winning smile!