If you're considering getting dental veneers, you may be wondering how long they will last. The answer depends on the type of veneer you choose and how well you take care of them. Porcelain veneers typically last 10 to 12 years, while composite resin veneers last between 4 and 8 years. With proper maintenance, porcelain veneers can even last up to 20 years.
The material of the veneers affects their lifespan. Porcelain laminated veneers are more durable than composite resin veneers, which are sometimes used as diagnostic restorations to allow patients to evaluate the proposed changes before committing to porcelain veneers. A study of 84 people with porcelain veneers found that they had lasted up to 20 years.Your lifestyle can also affect the lifespan of your veneers. If you grind your teeth, your veneers may not last as long.
Additionally, gum disease can interfere with the placement of the veneers and cause them to wear down faster. It's important to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings to ensure that your gums are healthy.The life expectancy of dental veneers compares favorably with the reported survival rate of dental crowns placed in places where their aesthetic appearance matters. Dental veneers are thin layers applied to the front of the teeth, making them look even and undamaged. They should only be attached to the enamel layer, since placing them in the deepest part of the tooth requires removing the enamel.Veneers are considered a permanent treatment, as once they are placed, a tooth will always need another veneer or a dental crown to look and feel like a normal tooth.
The main benefit of using materials such as porcelain or composite resin for the manufacture of veneers is that they are substantially stronger than traditional dental ceramics.