Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that bond to the front of your teeth. They’re used to fix a variety of cosmetic issues, like deep discoloration, small chips, gaps, and more! How long should you expect veneers to last?
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Porcelain is a very strong, stain-resistant material. It’s one of the best imitations of tooth enamel, so veneers look very natural. When properly cared for, veneers can last 15 years or longer! What should you do to ensure their longevity? Good oral hygiene is very important. That includes twice-daily brushing, once-daily flossing, and regular visits to the dentist. You should also avoid using your teeth as tools. While porcelain is strong, it can still break on bottle caps, packages, and fingernails.
What Happens When Veneers Wear Down or Break?
When we first bond your veneers, we remove a thin layer of tooth enamel so the shells sit flush against your teeth. This means veneers are a permanent treatment. When your veneers wear down or break, we’ll need to replace them. The replacement process is very similar to the initial bonding.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Because they’re permanent, veneers are more expensive than other cosmetic treatments. They’re also priced per tooth, so the more veneers you get, the more expensive the treatment will be. If you’re interested in veneers, we’ll always provide an accurate cost estimate before beginning any work. Most insurance providers don’t cover cosmetic dentistry, but we offer an in-house dental savers plan that includes a 15% discount on all services. We also accept third-party financing.
Dental Veneers at Queensboro Plaza Dental Care in Long Island City
If you’ve always wanted a smile free from any cosmetic imperfections, dental veneers are a great choice! They cover deep stains, change the shape of your teeth, close gaps, and much more. They can last for decades before replacements are needed. Please contact us today with questions or to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists!