How Durable Are Porcelain Veneers?

blond, blue eyed girl wearing a red sweater and gloves smiles to show off her porcelain veneers and snow comes down

New year, new you? This January, it might be time to upgrade your smile! If a smile transformation is something you’ve been thinking about, porcelain veneers might be just the ticket. In this blog post, we’re going to take a closer look at the longevity of porcelain veneers, and we’ll let you know what you can expect when you get them.

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are installed, by your dentist, over the surface of the tooth. Each tooth gets its own single veneer, and they can be done on a case-by-case basis, or applied to the entire smile. Veneers are custom-made, so they look just like the real thing, only better! Veneers can truly revolutionize a smile, which will boost your confidence and self-esteem instantly. They’re great for addressing discoloration, gaps, chips, and more. To learn more about veneers, visit our website, where we answer frequently asked questions and explore the pros and cons of veneers.

How Durable Are They?

First of all, veneers are permanent. Once you get veneers, there’s no going back. While veneers do not replace the entire tooth–they simply cover the surface of the natural tooth–a layer of enamel is removed from the tooth. This process creates a surface that the veneer can be effectively bonded to, and the result of that bond is a surface that won’t budge. Once the veneers are in place, they’re incredibly durable–offering a long lasting smile, and one that won’t easily fade, wear, or chip. With proper care, porcelain veneers will last up to 10-15 years on average.

Porcelain Veneers with Michael Giovannini DDS

Ready to commit to a beautiful smile this year? At our practice, we’ve transformed so many of our patients’ smiles, and we would love to transform yours next. Give us a call, or contact us using our online form, and we’ll get you set up with a consultation for porcelain veneers.

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