Not everyone is born with a perfect smile, but modern veneers are a great solution for improving the appearance of teeth through a minimally invasive procedure. Thin layers of porcelain can cover a variety of aesthetic problems with just one treatment. But how long do they last? And how can you tell when it's time to replace them?In general, dental veneers need to be replaced an average of every ten to fifteen years. However, they often last much longer.
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, veneers last seven to 20 years. If a dentist sticks them well and you take good care of them, porcelain veneers can last for decades. Sometimes, veneers may fall out completely due to insufficient bonding during the initial placement of the veneers. Porcelain veneers can be replaced multiple times as long as there is sufficient healthy tooth structure underneath the existing veneers. But just like enamel, porcelain veneers are also subject to normal wear and tear. So, in essence, you should be prepared to replace them after 15 years.
Porcelain veneers are designed to be durable dental restorations, but they are not permanent. Clinical studies have shown that 95% of porcelain veneers last 11 years or more. This means that if you have 12 porcelain veneers placed, six above and six below, there is a 60% chance that in 11 years you will have to replace a veneer and a 40% chance that you will not have to replace any. That is, if you do everything necessary to ensure the best results from your porcelain veneers. Cheap or low-quality veneers may need to be replaced before those installed in an experienced dental office. Chips and cracks in the sheet metal covers are another sign that it's time to replace them. The good news is that replacing your dental veneers is relatively straightforward.
The procedure is similar to the placement of new veneers and usually only requires two visits to complete. It's important to take good care of your teeth and visit your dentist regularly so that you can catch any signs of wear and tear before they become serious problems. Veneers are an excellent solution for improving the appearance of teeth through a minimally invasive procedure. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for up to 20 years before needing to be replaced. However, it's important to keep an eye out for any signs of wear and tear so that you can replace them before any serious damage occurs.