How Long Do Veneers Last

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One of the most frequent questions regarding veneers is What’s the lifespan of veneers? The American Dental Association states that veneers last around 10 years, but this is only an estimate and can vary depending on how well you take care of them.

Whether you have composite or porcelain veneers, as well as how well you take care of them, will determine how long they last. Veneers made of porcelain laminate have a 10 to 12 year lifespan. Because composite resin veneers only last two to eight years, replacement is required sooner.

When do veneers need to be replaced?

If any of the following things occurs, you might have to get new veneers soon:

  • Your veneers are either worn down or have chips or cracks in them. Despite being strong, veneers made of porcelain can crack or wear out if handled forcefully.
  • Underlying the veneer are teeth that have caries. Dental veneers are strong, but they can start to come away from the tooth they are affixed to if the tooth beneath has caries.
  • Your veneers might get detached from your gums due to gum disease and poor oral care. Veneers need just as much, if not more, care than natural teeth. Your gums may begin to recede if you neglect your oral hygiene, which might leave a space between your veneers and gums.
  • The first time, veneers were put incorrectly sized. Veneers can be quite uncomfortable if the dentist who installs them doesn’t measure your mouth first to make sure they fit properly.

Will I Need To Replace My Veneers?

The patient’s desire to maintain his smile plays a major role in the choice to replace the veneer.

  • Peeling or chipping composite veneers are the most frequent causes of replacement. The veneer is susceptible to mechanical deformations because, like the ceramic lining on teeth, it is a rather thin construction. Furthermore, damage to veneers may result in further health issues:
  •  The misalignment of the third molar can lead to a shift in the bite, which can cause the veneers to come off.
  • Disorders that result in excessive jaw compression, such bruxism or jaw joint injury, can also create issues with veneers.
  • Dental cement is used to attach veneers to your teeth, allowing them to remain permanently glued in place for a long time. The cement will begin to brown over time, and this might show through your veneer. Your only choice, however, is to have fresh cement bonded to your teeth since there is no way to undo the discoloration.
  • Since porcelain is used to make modern veneers, they are stain-resistant; yet normal wear and tear and abrasive mouth care products may cause tiny scratches to develop on the veneers’ surface. The tiny fissures might become filled with food fragments and plaque, discoloring them. Your inner teeth are also still exposed to stains from things like the food and beverages you intake. Your veneers may appear darker if your natural teeth discolor.
  • Your veneers may chip at the edges if you chew or bite your teeth. They could even crack or chip, which would be clear indications that the veneer needs to be replaced. Contact your cosmetic dentist right away if your veneers feel scratchy to the touch when you slide your tongue over them.

Even when dental veneers seem perfect, you should still visit the dentist often since only a professional can do a thorough check of the mouth cavity and identify any issues, such cavities. In this instance, it is important that the veneer be replaced.

Why do composite veneers need to be replaced sooner?

Their longevity is shortened by the fact that they are not as strong as porcelain and ceramic veneers. Composite veneers typically last two to eight years.
They are made of artificial materials (resin and glass) that are put to the tooth in layers. Composite veneers are more prone to discoloration than other materials because the composite resin used in them is more porous.

Replacing your Dental Veneers

Your veneers will ultimately need to be changed as they become worn out. Your dentist had to remove thin layer of enamel from your natural teeth during the first installation in order to place the veneer. Your enamel has now been replaced with veneer.
The procedure for replacing veneer is quite identical to that of the original installation. After removing as much of the previous bonding agent as possible, your dentist will take an impression of teeth. After that, your veneer will be recreated and cemented to teeth.

Dr. Mohamed Al Alem

Dr. Mohamed Al Alem

Dr. Mohamed Al-Alam is considered one of the most important and best dentists in Egypt and the Middle East, due to his extensive experience in the field of cosmetic dentistry, prosthetic dental treatments, and laser treatment, as he has practiced this specialty for more than 10 years.

Due to his extensive experience in this field, he established the World Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, which includes a group of the latest therapeutic techniques that have been achieved in the field of cosmetic dentistry and laser treatment.

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