How Durable are Porcelain Veneers?

Cosmetic Dentistry for Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, CA

Porcelain veneers in Beverly Hills are designed to be resilient and durable once they are bonded to the surface of your teeth. However, they are not invincible. The same things that can damage your natural tooth can damage veneers as well. Biting into normal hard foods – such as carrots, apples, hard bread, and more – should not break a well-placed porcelain veneer, but using your teeth as a tool for opening or cutting other objects can be problematic.

Practicing good dental hygiene and attending regular dental check-ups will go a long way toward helping your veneers last. The most common reason a porcelain veneer fails is because of poor patient hygiene. Brush regularly and gently with a soft brush, and floss every day to ensure you remove bacteria and plaque from hard-to-reach places.

The average lifespan of porcelain veneers is about 10 to 15 years, but with proper placement by an experienced cosmetic dentist and excellent patient care, veneers can potentially last a lifetime without degrading or deteriorating. 

If you have more questions about porcelain veneers, please contact Kevin B. Sands, DDS today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients throughout Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California.