How Long Do Veneers Last?

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If you have chipped teeth, a gap in your teeth, or stained teeth, the thought of getting veneers to restore your teeth must have crossed your mind. But like most people, you probably have a few questions that need answers. Primarily: How long will your veneers last? The following are the most significant factors that determine how long veneers will last.

The Type of Veneers

Veneers can be grouped into multiple categories based on the materials they are made of and how they are put in. These different categories all have different life spans. Here is a list of the types of veneers and how long they last.

  1. Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers are the most common type of veneer and last about ten years, but they can last for over 20 years with good maintenance and care. Apart from their durability, porcelain veneers are preferred over composite veneers because they look more natural.
  2. Composite Veneers – Composite veneers are made from a resin composite; as such, they don’t have the luster of porcelain veneers. They usually last for about 5 to 7 years on average. Also, composite veneers are much cheaper than porcelain veneers.
  3. No-Prep Veneers – This category of veneers was introduced in the market just recently. These veneers offer all the benefits of a porcelain veneer but with one significant advantage: they don’t require teeth to be filed down before they are put in. This saves the tooth’s original enamel that would be lost when placing other types of veneers. They last for about ten years, but some companies like Lumineer claim their veneers can last upward of 20 years.

The Maintenance and Care of the Veneers

Another crucial factor in determining how long veneers will last is how well you maintain and care for them. If you keep the following into consideration, your veneers might last you a lot longer.

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day and an excellent dental hygiene routine – brushing and flossing in the morning and night will significantly prolong the lifespan of your veneers. A dentist check-up at least twice a year will also go a long way in keeping the veneers in good condition.
  • No hard foods – Avoid biting down on hard foods because they can damage your veneers.
  • Using mouth guards and mouth protectors – If you play any contact sports and aren’t ready to pay for new veneers every other day, you should get yourself a good pair of mouthguards to protect your expensive investment from any bump or hit you may get. Also, if you grind your teeth in your sleep, a night mouth guard will help protect your teeth and veneers while you sleep.

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Updated: August 31, 2023

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