Veneers and How Long They Can Last
Porcelain veneers are a fast, effective way to transform your smile. Our cosmetic dentist in Northridge may recommend dental veneers if you have severely discolored teeth or teeth that are gapped, chipped, worn or crooked. These porcelain shells are custom-fit to your teeth for a flawlessly natural look.
Following our dentist’s recommendations after your veneers are applied can help ensure a long life for your restorations. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss between them once a day. Routine dental checkups help keep your veneers and the underlying teeth healthy and disease-free. You will also need to practice good dental habits. That means that you should not chew non-food items such as ice or pencils, and you should use scissors instead of your teeth to open packages. Not only will this prevent avoidable cracks and chips on your veneers, but it can also keep your natural teeth stronger.
Although veneers are made of porcelain, they are still quite strong and durable. They can last 15 to 20 years or more, which makes them a long-lasting, cost-effective way to change your smile. Some patients may need to take added precautions. If you have bruxism, or grind your teeth, we may recommend that you wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and your veneers.
Veneers are a great way to create the bright, attractive smile of your dreams. Contact our office today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with our expert in dental veneers in in Northridge.
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