Dental veneers are made from durable material that is designed to last for many years.
If you are not quite satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, you’ll be pleased to know that there are some very effective cosmetic treatments currently available. A popular choice, dental veneers are a cosmetic treatment that can be used to conceal a broad range of issues and imperfections. But are they worth the effort? And how long do they last? Read on to find out what types of problems dental veneers can resolve, and how long you can expect them to last…
How long do they last?
At Zen Dental Studio, we offer porcelain veneers, which are made from extremely strong and durable material. With the right care, porcelain veneers can last between 10 and 15 years. Depending on the extent of wear and tear that occurs, veneers may need to be replaced or repaired within this time frame. Although dental veneers are very strong, it is possible for them to chip and crack, particularly if you bite on very hard foods and objects, such as ice. It is important that you take care of your veneers in order to enjoy a beautiful smile for many years.
How do you take care of veneers?
It is possible to extend the longevity of dental veneers by sticking to good oral hygiene habits. We recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, and that you floss daily. It’s also a good idea to see your dentist for regular check-ups and cleans. We also recommend eating a healthy, balanced diet for the sake of both your oral and overall health.
Another way to take care of your dental veneers is to avoid using your teeth for anything other than eating — don’t use your teeth to open packaging, for example. We recommend that you wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports in order to reduce the risk of injury and damage to your teeth and veneers.
If you tend to grind your teeth, we recommend that you address the issue. The habit can cause extra wear and tear to your veneers, and this could reduce their lifespan.
What are veneers used for?
If you are concerned with cosmetic imperfections like chips, gaps between the teeth, or stains and discolouration, you might consider dental veneers. Dental veneers are designed to fit over the surface of the teeth and provide a very natural-looking result. In most cases, dental veneers are used to conceal cosmetic imperfections on the front eight teeth because they are the most noticeable when one smiles.
How can we help?
At Zen Dental Studio, we offer a number of cosmetic treatments, including dental veneers. We use very durable porcelain veneers, which can really transform the appearance of one’s smile. In fact, we have helped many of our patients achieve beautiful smiles — take a look at our before and after gallery here to see some of the cases we have worked on.
If you are interested in dental veneers and would like to make an appointment for a consultation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team is friendly and experienced and loves providing each patient with top-quality care.
Besides cosmetic dentistry, we also offer general, restorative and emergency treatments, as well as orthodontics. For a full list of the treatments that we offer, please have a look here.