When properly crafted and bonded by an experienced cosmetic dentist, porcelain veneers should remain firmly affixed to the surfaces of your teeth unless you experience some type of dental trauma.
Glendale, Arizona, cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox has helped numerous patients achieve vibrant, beautifully aligned, healthy looking smiles through the application of porcelain veneers. While porcelain veneers do not come with an expiration date, they can last for decades with proper care and a good oral hygiene routine; in fact, our porcelain veneers are guaranteed for seven years as long as you maintain your regular dental check-ups.
Although porcelain veneers are durable when expertly bonded to the surfaces of your teeth, they are not intended to withstand heavy impacts or regular contact with blunt objects. Porcelain veneers can chip and crack like your natural teeth.
If you have porcelain veneers, you should avoid bad oral health habits like pen chewing and nail biting. You should also avoid the frequent consumption of hard candy or chewing ice.
Clinching or grinding your teeth should also be avoided. If you engage in athletics, a sports mouthguard is advised to help protect your porcelain veneers, your teeth and the integrity of your bite.
For more information about porcelain veneers, please see our Porcelain Veneers Questions page.
If you live in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria or Glendale, Arizona, areas and would like to learn if porcelain veneers are right for you, please contact Desert Smiles to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Wilcox.