There are several questions you are likely wondering the answer to if you are anticipating getting dental veneers. Veneers are considered semi-permanent, so one question on your mind is likely ‘How often do they need to be replaced?’ Our expert in dental veneers in Beverly Hills, CA has the answer for you.
Most sites will tell you that veneers are intended to last ten to thirty years. However, it is actually a bit more nuanced than this. Studies show that 95% of porcelain veneers last eleven years or more. This means that you may need to have to have one or two veneers replaced within ten years, and likely the rest of them within the next twenty years.
This being addressed, it is important to know that there are several habits and practices that can elongate your time with your veneers.
• Carefully follow the instructions of your dentist. They will be sure to inform you of everything you need to know about your new smile throughout your visits to them, both before and after your fitting. These instructions will include how to best clean your teeth in order to make the most of your veneers.
• Stick to routine. Be sure to maintain healthy oral health practices, like brushing and flossing regularly. Veneers usually do not require special cleaning techniques, and they protect the teeth from damage, they still must be cleaned twice a day.
• Save teeth for their intended uses. Many are in the habit of employing their teeth inappropriately, including using them to open packages, cracking nuts, and breaking ice. Limiting your teeth to chewing actual food will save the veneers from damage.
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