What can harm your veneers’ durability ?

Dental veneers can improve the appearance of teeth, and are a popular solution for whitening teeth. However, did you know dental veneers can also improve the function of teeth, for example, by repairing broken or crooked teeth?

Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry. They are thin shells made of composite resin or porcelain. They are custom-made to cover the visible surface of the teeth.

Whether your veneers are temporary or permanent, a number of factors influence their durability and lifespan. We outline the main factors in the following text.


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Materials used

We can make dental veneers from a variety of materials. The material used will have a significant impact on their lifespan.

The two main types of dental veneer are porcelain and composite resin. The durability of porcelain veneers tends to be greater than the one of the composite veneers.

Porcelain veneers

Experts create this type of dental veneer in the laboratory from a variety of materials, including ceramic, porcelain and acrylic. These materials are durable for up to 20 years. That said, on average, they last for about 15 years, after which they require a replacement.

High quality porcelain dental veneers are very robust. They can withstand the pressures related to chewing and daily wear and tear thanks to their specific design.

Composite veneers

Made from dental composite material, this type of veneer is a less expensive option. Although, the material used in the design of this veneer is less resistant than ceramic or porcelain. This limits their longevity, and they typically require replacement after 4 or 5 years.

Nevertheless, an experienced dentist at a dental clinic in St-Jérôme can easily retouch composite veneers. The Sourire Concept team can repair or modify your composite veneers without replacing them entirely.

Material and manufacturing quality

Both the quality of the materials used to manufacture veneers and the manufacturing process itself can impact the longevity of veneers. High-quality materials and precise manufacturing can contribute to greater resistance over time.

Eating habits

A diet rich in hard, sticky or acidic foods can accelerate the wear of dental veneers. Biting or chewing on hard objects, such as ice cubes or pens, can also shorten their lifespan.

For example, your dentist may advise you to wait until the local anesthetic wears off before eating.

Teeth grinding or clenching

Reflexes such as teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism) can damage dental veneers over time. If you suffer from bruxism, your dentist may recommend that you wear a mouthguard, or an occlusal plate, at night. This may provide better protection for your veneers.

Oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene is crucial for keeping both natural teeth and veneers healthy. Follow your dentist’s advice on oral health, brushing and flossing.


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Regular dental checkups

Dental problems such as cavities or gum disease can affect the life of dental veneers. Cavities and infections can weaken them greatly.

Regular visits to the dentist can detect any problems and treat them before they become serious. These appointments can help you care for both the veneer in your mouth and the natural tooth underneath.

In general, with proper care and maintenance, such as brushing your teeth, dental veneers can last for many years. It’s essential to follow your dentist’s advice to prolong their life and preserve their aesthetic appearance.

If you’d like to know more about dental veneers, the Sourire Concept team is here to answer your questions. Our team can explain the entire process, from taking your dental impression to installing your veneers. Opt for top-quality dental care for your smile makeover by entrusting your mouth to the expert hands of our specialists.


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