How long do veneers last?
How long your dentistry and your natural teeth will last depends on you. When we provide dentistry and restorative work for patients, we recommend certain dental care routines to improve the longevity of your restorations so you can protect your investment.
How to Care for Your Dental Veneers
Here are some ways that you can prolong the life of your dental veneers:
Don’t skimp on brushing and flossing – Make sure you brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice daily and that you floss your teeth properly. This step alone can dramatically improve the length of time you can enjoy your veneers.
Follow the six-month rule – Having dental exams and cleanings at a minimum of every six months will help us help you. Even when you brush and floss, you can still develop tartar and decay. Regular dental exams will help minimize this problem and protect your smile.
Don’t chew that – Avoiding bad habits like crunching ice can protect your natural teeth and your dentistry. Veneers are strong, but you can damage them by biting down on hard substances.
Mind your grind – If you grind your teeth during sleep, opting for a night guard will help minimize the damage your veneers suffer.
For more information about veneers, contact our Burnaby, BC dental office. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to improve your smile. We will also provide valuable information regarding taking care of your teeth.