Do porcelain veneers last long?

Many factors affect lifespan of dental porcelain veneer. As an answer to common question “Is dental veneer long lasting?”, some important aspects are considered.

Average longevity of dental veneer is 10 years. However, this lifecycle can be changed depending on some objective and subjective elements.

Quality of dental veneer

All porcelain material used to make dental veneers at No1 Dental is imported from authorized brands in Europe. Dental veneer fabrication procedure is extremely strict, following the international standard by experienced and well-qualified technician in No1 Dental’s own laboratory. This ensures high quality, durability and long life cycle of porcelain dental veneer

The material of dental veneer is decisive factor of biocompatibility. The higher the biocompatibility is, the longer the lifespan of dental veneer is.

Some essential matters that the patients should weigh carefully before any decision is made to prevent any unexpected problem, such as reputation of dental clinic and the dentist experience. There is high chance that unlicensed, low quality clinics fail to carry on safe dental veneer procedure. Besides that, unknown origin veneers with low quality can be easily fractured, broken or discolored after a short time. In addition, the natural tooth underneath is also implicated, such as gum irritation, tooth decay and bad breath.

Low-quality veneers are susceptible to fracture/damage

Dentist’s skill and experience

Dentist skill and extensive experience is considered another objective factor that decides the long-lasting life of veneers. Unfortunately, not all cosmetic dentists are trained to give you a perfect grin. Wrong techniques in bonding veneers or teeth preparation prior to the placement make the dental veneers fail to perfectly fit the natural teeth, which leads to veneer unexpected falling out. If the portion of tooth that needs removing is not precisely grinded, the tooth structure is not preserved, leading to tooth hyper-sensitivity and unusual discomfort.

Practice proper dental hygiene

Excessive friction generated when brushing too hard may scratch the veneers’ surfaces

Patients must maintain good dental hygiene practice to lengthen the dental veneer lifespan. It does not require too much to keep your teeth clean thoroughly when having dental veneers. Remember to use soft-bristle brush designed for dental veneers, brush gently after every meal, floss at least once a day or use oral irrigator like WaterJet device. Just little effort to keep your smile long last!

Periodical dental check-up

Visit the dentist often for careful checkup and professional cleaning is an essential step to keep your dental veneer strong and healthy

Other habits

Teeth grinding, biting nail or hard objects like ice, pencils… are bad habits can subjectively affect the durability of dental veneers. The veneers are broken, fractured if they bear unusual pressure. Patients with teeth grinding habit are not good candidate for dental veneer. Careful consultation with the dentist is highly recommended before any decision.

Teeth grinding is bad habit that may cause damage to porcelain veneers