How Durable Are Veneers Compared to Real Teeth

You know that porcelain veneers are an affordable way to give you a perfect-looking smile. However, if you are like most people, you wonder how durable veneers are. After all, what good is a perfect looking smile if they are fragile and do not act like real teeth?

Fortunately, veneers are a durable alternative for cosmetic dentistry. We use high-quality porcelain to construct these veneers. The porcelain is almost as durable as your natural tooth enamel. That makes them very resistant to everyday wear-and-tear, stains, and even fractures. Of course, just like your real teeth, veneers are not indestructible. You can break them if you put them under excessive force. You need to follow the general rule that “teeth aren’t tools,” and not use your veneers to do things other than eating food. In addition, be careful when eating hard foods like nuts or kernels. If you are a teeth clencher or grind your teeth at night, you want to get a night guard.

However, if you follow those rules, your veneers can give you a lifelong beautiful smile. Veneers can help deal with a variety of cosmetic dental issues. They can fix discoloration, chips, and gaps. While they may not give you a perfect smile, since they are based on your natural teeth, they can give you a dazzling and unique gorgeous smile.

Once you have your veneers, you need to do some upkeep. However, do not worry, the upkeep is the same you should already be doing for dental hygiene. You should brush and floss twice a day and have regular dental cleanings and checkups. It is still possible to get cavities under the veneer, so it is essential to maintain those regular dental appointments to keep your teeth in great shape.

Are you ready to find out more about veneers? Contact us today. You can come in for a consultation, where we look at the condition of your teeth. We assess them and tell you whether veneers are an option. Keep in mind that if you have underlying dental issues, like cavities or tooth decay, we will need to take care of those issues before placing veneers in your mouth. You want to start with a healthy mouth before placing the veneers. However, when you follow up those steps, you can get a gorgeous smile that lasts for decades.


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