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How Long Do Veneers Last?


Matching color of dental veneers at North Atlanta Family Dentistry Your teeth are a significant feature in your mouth. In addition to eating and speaking, your teeth also play a crucial role in the quality of your smile. When your teeth are less than perfect, the quality of your smile is significantly impacted, as is your confidence. Even the smallest flaws in your teeth can have a major effect. At North Atlanta Family Dentistry, we provide veneers as a cosmetic solution to minor dental flaws. However, just how long does this solution last for?

What are Veneers?


Veneers are a cosmetic treatment for correcting the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws. This solution involves the use of thin, tooth-colored shells that are designed to be bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are typically made from either composite resin or porcelain. Composite veneers cost less than porcelain, but porcelain provides a more realistic appearance.

Issues Veneers Can Treat


Veneers can be used to treat a variety of different issues affecting your teeth. These issues include:
•  Small chips or cracks in the enamel layer of your teeth.
•  Small gaps between your teeth.
•  Disproportionately small teeth.
•  Teeth that are oddly shaped.
•  Discoloration that cannot be whitened.

What Factors Affect the Longevity of Veneers?


There are numerous factors that can impact the longevity of your veneers. These factors include:
•  Their material. Composite veneers are rated to last 7 to 10 years while ceramic ones are rated to last 15 to 20.
•  Alcohol consumption. The occasional drink might not affect your veneers, but excessive alcohol consumption can. Alcohol can dissolve the bonding agent between the veneers and your teeth.
•  Poor oral hygiene. Your veneers may not be able to develop cavities, but the rest of your teeth, including the areas right around your restorations, can. Veneers can also still collect plaque and bacteria, which can contribute to gum disease.
•  Oral habits. Habits like nail biting, chewing on pens or pencils, and using your teeth to open packaging or remove tags can increase the risk of damaging your veneers.
•  Aggressive toothbrushing habits. When you brush too hard, you can wear away your gum tissue, causing gum recession. Gum recession can ruin the aesthetics of your veneers.

How Do I Make My Veneers Last?


While there are many issues that can affect the longevity of your veneers, there are things that you can do to help ensure that they last. One of the most important things to do is to brush and floss your teeth every day. These habits help to remove plaque and bacteria buildup, which then helps to prevent issues like cavities and gum disease.

Regular cleanings and exams help to further maintain your oral health. During these visits, we can also check your veneers for signs of wear. Avoid habits like biting your nails, chewing on ice, or using your teeth to open packaging. By taking good care of your veneers, and your whole mouth, you can keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Veneers are an effective cosmetic treatment for improving the appearance of your teeth and enhancing the beauty of your smile. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call North Atlanta Family Dentistry at (470) 387-0500 today.

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