Porcelain is generally the preferred material for cosmetic dentistry because it lasts the longest, but it is also the most expensive. Before dental veneers can be placed in your mouth, the dentist will need to perform an oral exam to inspect the condition of your teeth and gums. Very rarely do dental veneers fail in the first 5 years and often last much longer than that. With reasonable precautions, dental veneers can last between 10 and 30 years.
While you can eat almost anything you want, it's important to take reasonable precautions because dental veneers aren't indestructible. Porcelain is glass and can break under excessive pressure. Your veneer will most likely break if you open the lid of a bottle with your teeth, chew ice, or bite your nails. People who grind their teeth at night will greatly benefit from wearing a night protector.
When choosing what type of dental veneer is right for you, you'll need to weigh several factors, including the short- and long-term cost, the expected lifespan of the veneers, and the appearance you hope to achieve. Composite veneers require a highly qualified provider (dentist or prosthodontist), while porcelain veneers require an excellent laboratory technician to obtain a successful result. Dental veneers often improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth, which can be attributed to several different factors. A study of 84 people with porcelain veneers even found that the veneers had lasted up to 20 years.
Depending on the type of sheet metal you choose and other lifestyle factors, the lifespan of a sheet typically lasts 5 to 10 years. Dental veneers are basically thin layers that are applied to the front of the teeth, making them look uniform and undamaged. Dental veneers also quickly, effectively and painlessly change the shape of chipped, uneven, misaligned, or even worn teeth. If you've been frowning at your smile in the mirror, you may be wondering if dental veneers are the right choice for you.