Closeup of a tooth receiving a porcelain veneer in Pearland, TX

How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?

Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells that are designed around a patient’s unique preferences and needs to provide them with a beautiful smile. Traditional veneers are very durable restorations. They can typically last 15 to 20 years before they need to be modified or replaced.

Getting veneers is an excellent cosmetic option for a patient who wants their smile to be consistently white, straight, and uniform without much upkeep. They can be placed on teeth that are worn-down or chipped to restore an appearance of fullness. Veneers can also hide uneven or severely discolored teeth. At Broadway Dental of Pearland, our team would be happy to assess your smile to determine if this cosmetic treatment could be the right fit for you!

What Can Damage Veneers?

One of the benefits of veneers is that they should be treated like natural teeth. Patients with one or more veneers should continue brushing and flossing like normal and visiting their dentist for routine cleanings and exams. Avoid tobacco products and chewing on things like ice, hard candy, fingernails, pencils, and pens, as these habits can damage both veneers and natural teeth.

Bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding, is a harmful oral health issue. When bruxism goes untreated for many months or years, it can have serious consequences on a patient’s teeth, gums, and jawbone. Frequent teeth clenching and grinding can damage a patient’s natural teeth, dental restorations, and veneers. If you suffer from bruxism, we recommend investing in a custom mouthguard to protect your natural teeth and veneers.

Additionally, wear a custom-fitting athletic mouthguard when you play contact sports.

We Can Help You Protect Your Veneers!

While porcelain veneers are durable and resistant to stains, they do need to be replaced eventually. Our team at Broadway Dental of Pearland will be happy to walk you through that process when the time comes. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment at Broadway Dental of Pearland! We can help you learn more about the process to get veneers and how to take care of them.