If you suffer from misshapen, crooked, or crowded teeth, you may be considering ways to improve your smile. Patients whose teeth are in otherwise good shape and who don’t experience any structural issues with their smiles often discover that porcelain veneers offer an excellent, minimally invasive cosmetic solution. But how durable are they? And how long do they last?
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to conceal cosmetic flaws. They are custom-fabricated to create the smile that you want, and they can be shaded, shaped, and structured to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Veneers are made from very durable porcelain and can last at least a decade, even two if they’re well cared for. To keep your porcelain veneers in tip-top shape, it’s important that you follow good daily oral hygiene practices and schedule regular dental cleanings at our Hoboken office.
Porcelain veneers are sturdy, but they’re not indestructible. Patients who suffer from TMJ or who grind their teeth at night might place enough stress on their porcelain veneers to damage them, which of course shortens their life. We’ll look for these kinds of underlying issues as part of your candidacy evaluation during your initial consultation.
Please contact the Practice at Maxwell Place using the form at the right side of the page or call 201-792-9400 today to schedule your porcelain veneers consultation. Dr. Frank DePaola serves patients in Hoboken, Jersey City, and throughout Hudson County, New Jersey.