Asked by VIPTOP more than 1 year ago
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DrDemir more than 1 year ago
All types of veneers will need replacing usually 8-10 years after placement.
The bonded ones can pick up staining faster than natural enamel, and may look darker, especially at the margin where they meet natural tooth after some years. The porcelain ones may chip, and also the gum can recede and expose the porcelain edge after some years too.
An alternative to veneers could be some laser gum contouring to even out tooth and gum shape, followed by some teeth whitening. This enhances the natural tooth shapes, and your own teeth will hopefully never need replacing with regular dental care.
If your teeth are poorly positioned, orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign braces can correct these, and again your natural enamel is enhanced rather than artificial materials that will not last.
See a good cosmetic dentist to see what's the best option for you.
traceybell more than 1 year ago
Hi VIPTOP - very good question - you can expect these to last you around 8-10 years - although it is extremely important to maintain the beautiful appearance and overall health of the veneers and indeed the whole mouth. Therefore you would be needing to visit the dentist for regular hygiene appointments to prolong the life and health of the veneers. See our website http://www.traceybelldental.co.uk/treatments/types-of-veneers/ for more on veneers and maintenance.
CelebrityDentist more than 1 year ago
There are 2 types of veneers done by Cosmetic Dentists.
1. The first and most popular is Porcelain veneers, meaning the veneer is made of porcelain, and is bonded on the tooth. The longevity of porcelain veneers depends on the hand of the cosmetic dentist and his knowledge. If he can control his preparation of the existing tooth to enamel, you can expect at least 25 years, in which some of my veneers I had placed 27 years ago is still in my patients mouth ! also planning the case, meaning evaluation of the patient's bite, and function is of utmost importance, before and after bonding the veneers on the teeth, patients parafunctional habits such as bruxism and grinding is also contributing factors in regards to how long the veneers last.
2. The second type of veneers , which are composite veneers, can be done by the cosmetic dentist in one visit (if done by the cosmetic dentist ) or two (if given to the laboratory to be fabricated). The composite veneers generally do not last as long as porcelain veneers in the sense of color stability, and strength! It generally can lasts 5 to 10 years, again depending on the bite , and parafunctional habits , I have some patients wearing the composite veneers for more than 15 years, but they do come for their professional maintenance.
Generally speaking the porcelain veneers costs more than composite veneers, and usually lasts longer , however Composite veneers require less preperation , and can be beneficial to the patient.
Please understand that no man made material lasts forever, but thankfully I have seen veneers last minimal of 15 to 27 years and still in my patient's mouth .