How Often Do You Have to Replace Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are designed to be long-lasting dental restorations, but they are not permanent. Clinical studies have shown that 95% of porcelain veneers last 11 years or more. That means that if you have 12 porcelain veneers placed, six above and six below, there is a 60% chance that within 11 years you will have to replace one veneer, and a 40% chance you won’t have to replace any. That is, if you do everything necessary to ensure the best results from your porcelain veneers.

To maximize the lifetime of your porcelain veneers, you should:

  • Follow our care instructions. Mostly this means making your regular dental appointments and not using an abrasive toothpaste.
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools. Your teeth should be used for smiling and chewing, not opening bottles, cracking nuts, breaking ice, or biting any non-food object.
  • Get your veneers from a neuromuscular dentist. Bad bite can be rough on your teeth. Many of the problems you wanted to correct with porcelain veneers may reoccur if you don’t have your bite resolved before treatment. A neuromuscular dentist can evaluate your bite to be sure it won’t result in any significant damage to your veneers.

Porcelain veneers are one of the most successful treatment options in cosmetic dentistry. To learn how this procedure can help you, please contact a cosmetic dentist at Miami Designer Smiles today.