Your teeth play several significant roles in your mouth. They enable you to bite and chew your food. They control airflow when you speak. They even play a crucial role in the quality of your smile. Even minor imperfections in your teeth can have a significant impact on the appearance of your smile, and your confidence. At Kevin Kay DDS Comprehensive Family Dentistry, we offer ceramic veneers for restoring the appearance of damaged teeth. One of the most common questions we receive is about how long they last.
Dental veneers are a common restoration for minor dental imperfections. They are a thin, shell-like structure that is made to cover the front surfaces of damaged teeth. Veneers are typically made from either composite resin or porcelain, with porcelain being the more popular option. Porcelain looks much more natural, not only resembling the color of your other teeth, but also the way in which enamel reflects light.
What Can Dental Veneers Treat?
Dental veneers can be used to restore a smile affected by some different dental imperfections, including:
Factors That Impact the Lifespan of Dental Veneers
The average lifespan of porcelain veneers is between 15 and 20 years. There are, however, many factors that can influence how long they last.
How Can I Make Sure My Veneers Last?
There are steps that you can take to help ensure that your veneers last. First, brush and floss your teeth every day. Maintain regular dental visits. Avoid biting and chewing on anything too hard and using your teeth for tools. Taking proper care of your mouth, and your veneers can help to ensure the longevity of your dental veneers. Dental veneers are a common treatment for restoring the appearance of your teeth, the quality of your smile, and your confidence. Taking proper care of your veneers can ensure that they last. For more information, and to find out if dental veneers are right for you, call Kevin Kay DDS Comprehensive Family Dentistry today at (425) 226-2615.