Veneers are thin sculpted formed porcelain facings that are bonded to create a new front surface to a tooth. If your smile suffers from teeth that are stained, crooked or malformed for any reason (cracks, chips, fractures, spaces, smoking or tetracycline stains, etc.), then you may be a great candidate for porcelain veneers. Many people want straighter teeth without the hassle and time orthodontic braces require, and now teeth can be straightened with porcelain veneers and crowns. Most people can get the shape, length and degree of whiteness they want, and veneers don’t stain.
How long does it take to get Porcelain Veneers?
A properly qualified cosmetic dentist can usually give you the smile of your dreams in a couple of visits. At the first veneer appointment, your teeth are prepared, moulds are taken, and you will walk out of the office with custom prototype veneers. In the second appointment, the veneers are permanently set in place.
How long do tooth veneers last?
There are no hard and fast rules about how long porcelain veneers will last. While you can certainly expect your veneers to last many years (some patients have had them for 20 or more years), it is unrealistic to expect them to last forever. With good home care and by exercising good judgment, it seems likely that a porcelain veneer could last in excess of 10 to 15 years.