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As you may know, dental veneers are thin shells designed to erase small gaps, brighten teeth, and to enhance the appearance of smiles in general. If you would like to enhance the appearance of your smile, we recommend dental veneers: if you’ve already had veneers, we hope you are enjoying your smile. But, whether you are planning on getting veneers or currently enjoying the appearance of your improved smile, there is a question you should consider: how long will veneers last?

Naturally, the answer varies from person to person depending on individual circumstances, but you should expect your veneers to last for at least ten years. However, there is good news. If you care for your veneers properly, they could last for more than twenty years!

Protecting your veneers takes practically no extra effort. In fact, all you have to do is maintain sound oral hygiene. That means brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning.

Similarly, what you eat will be important to the longevity of your veneers. For example, if you chew on pens or caps, you could be damaging your veneers and your teeth. It is also important to be careful when chewing on foods. You can crack your teeth easily if you chew on whole almonds. Finally, there are certain foods and beverages hat you should avoid (coffee, berries, tea) because they can stain your teeth.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can keep your veneers strong or in calling our dentist, please don’t hesitate to contact us soon. We’re excited to hear from you.