Dental veneers can serve as an excellent long-term option for keeping a bright white smile for years to come if taken care of properly.
Generally speaking, there is no set number on the exact number of years that dental veneers will last and need replacement, although some have had theirs for decades and never needed or sought out a replacement. There are a few contributing sets of factors that determine how long veneers will last after placement.
- Dental veneers generally consist of porcelain or resin composite.
- Porcelain veneers are a type of ceramic and take their shape from a mould that perfectly fits the outside of a tooth.
- Dental fillings share the same material as resin composite veneers.
Porcelain veneers are generally more durable and last much longer than resin composite veneers. They are less susceptible to cracking, chipping, loss of strength, and general wear and tear. For this reason, resin composite veneers may need replacement within 4-8 years.
Quality of Dental Hygiene
Dental veneers will last longer if the teeth that they cover remain healthy, and teeth in good condition pre-placement will factor into overall veneer longevity.
Tooth Veneers at Alderley Dental
If you consider dental veneers as a viable option for your cosmetic dental needs, we invite you to schedule a consultation.