Are Veneers as strong as teeth?

If you are interested in having a bright white smile, then veneers may be right for you. Dental or porcelain veneers are shells that are bonded to your teeth, and match the color and shade giving patients a beautiful smile.

Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth using a cement material, and are typically used for chipped, stained, or uneven teeth. Veneers make your teeth look uniform and bright white.

Veneers are made out of porcelain which is a durable material. The veneer material is thin, but is strong, and stain resistant. Typically veneers last anywhere between 10-15 years. Patients must take good care of their teeth to ensure the veneers stay in good condition.

Tips to keep your Veneers looking great:

  • Avoid biting any hard objects or foods.
  • Avoid biting your nails as this can damage your veneers.
  • If you play sports and are active, we recommend to wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers and prevent damage.
  • If you grind or clench your teeth the veneers are subject to damage and can crack.  To prevent damage, we recommend wearing a mouthguard while you sleep.

Keeping up with good oral hygiene with brushing and flossing, as well as your regular dental visits will help to keep your veneers healthy and last for years.

If you are interested in finding out more about veneers, contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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