Are porcelain veneers permanent?
While porcelain veneers are designed to be durable, they won’t last forever and may need to be replaced after about ten years.
You can extend the life of your veneers by:
- Taking good care of your teeth with a regular brushing and flossing routine
- Visiting us for regular checkups
- Brushing your teeth after consuming foods and drinks that stain
- Not smoking
- Avoiding chewing things that are not food such as ice, pencils, and fingernails.
Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential to the health of your natural teeth as well as your restorative dentistry. If you have a clenching and grinding habit, a nightguard can protect your veneers from damage while you sleep.
If you have chosen the type of veneers that require preparation of the teeth (which removes a layer of enamel), the process is irreversible, and you will need to keep veneers on your teeth permanently. While they are a lifelong commitment, most of our patients wouldn't have it any other way! They love the new look of their smiles and wish they had opted for treatment sooner.
If you are considering porcelain veneers, please call our office so we can discuss the process and your options with you.