How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?

If you’re considering getting dental veneers or have had them in the past, it’s important to know how long they will last. Depending on the type of veneers you receive will play a part in how long your dental veneers will last. Proper care of your veneers will help ensure you get the most out of them. 

Taking Care of Your Dental Veneers

Once your procedure is done, your job is not over. Patients must follow proper oral health guidelines to ensure their dental veneers stay in good condition. If you want your new smile to last as long as possible, use the following list to stay on top of your oral health: 

  • Daily Brushing and Flossing: You should already be brushing your teeth twice daily, but it’s always nice to have a reminder. Brushing your teeth should take around two minutes to ensure you are removing the plaque on your teeth. Patients should also be flossing their teeth once a day.
  • Limit Sweets: If you have dental veneers, limiting the number of sweets you consume is a good idea. You don’t have to stop eating sweets completely, but it’s important to be aware of how much you are consuming so you can be mindful of your oral health.

  • Regular Dental Checkups: Visit our Independence or Blue Springs, MO, dental office every six months for a dental checkup to ensure your veneers last as long as possible. During your visit, we will professionally clean your teeth to ensure they are plaque-free and debris-free.


How long do veneers last?

The lifespan of your dental veneers depends on the type you receive. With the proper care, porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 12 years. However, composite veneers usually only last between 4 and 8 years.

Some dental veneers can last up to 20 years if you take great care of them. Always ask your dentist if you have any questions about the timeline. 


When should I replace dental veneers? 

Replacing your dental veneers is similar to the process of first getting them on. Your dentist will start by filing away and refining the bonding agent. Then, they will retake a mold of your teeth to ensure your new veneers fit just as well as your previous set. They will then create your new veneers and bond them back to your teeth. 

You should always follow proper oral health guidelines to ensure that your dental veneers last as long as possible. If you have been considering dental veneers, contact Kansas City Smiles & Co to get your questions answered. 

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