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How Long Do Veneers Last?

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Porcelain veneers are the secret to every Hollywood smile. They can make chipped, stained, and uneven teeth magically beautiful, which is why they’re such a popular cosmetic dental treatment, and we offer them here at Southbridge Dental Care! But how long does a good set of veneers typically last? We’ll answer that, and other questions about dental veneers, below.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

First, let’s explain what porcelain veneers are. Porcelain veneers are made of thin sheets of porcelain, which is a delicate yet sturdy material that is close to natural teeth in texture and appearance. These thin sheets of porcelain are designed to resemble your ideal smile and are bonded to your natural teeth. Veneers are great for patients who are concerned about gaps, cracks, chips, discolored teeth, or stained teeth.

Porcelain Veneer Procedure

It typically takes two appointments to receive your completed set of veneers. During your first appointment, your dentist will ask you about your smile goals and examine your teeth to determine if veneers are the right fit for you. If they are, your dentist will also take impressions of your teeth to create custom veneers that are just for your smile.

During your second appointment, your dentist will bond your custom veneers to your teeth. This might require removing enamel from your teeth in order to ensure a snug fit; this is why we consider dental veneers a permanent procedure. Once your veneers are bonded, your dentist may make additional adjustments to ensure your smile looks natural and beautiful.

Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers

Caring for veneers is simple, because you can care for them just as you would your natural teeth. You can brush and floss your teeth just as you would before your procedure, and you should still maintain a healthy, balanced diet to support your natural teeth. When properly cared for, veneers can last up to 25 years before they need to be replaced!

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Southbridge, MA

If you’ve had your heart set on beautifying your smile, and are interested in a permanent, long-lasting solution, look no further than porcelain veneers. At Southbridge Dental Care, we’ll work with you to design the smile of your dreams and work with you to ensure that your treatment fits your budget. Contact us to schedule a consultation today!

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