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About How Many Years Can Porcelain Veneers Last?

By: Our WCD Team


Porcelain veneers are a revolutionary way to transform your smile in Washington, D.C. These thin, custom-made shells bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth to cover a wide range of aesthetic issues.

Washington Center for Dentistry is proud to offer veneers that last 10 – 20 years when properly maintained. Our veneers are fabricated with high-quality porcelain that is incredibly strong and resilient to damage. Call now to book a cosmetic dentistry appointment and start your journey to a beautiful and confident smile.

Who is qualified to receive porcelain veneers?

Because dental veneers are largely a cosmetic procedure, most people with healthy teeth and gums can receive them. Our experienced team at Washington Center for Dentistry is happy to perform an oral health evaluation before moving forward with treatment.

Ideal candidates for veneers have problems such as stains and discoloration, chips, gaps and cracks in their teeth, misaligned teeth, or teeth with uneven edges. If you have existing oral health concerns, we may need to address these issues before veneers can be applied.

Are dental veneers the best option for cosmetic dentistry?

We believe porcelain veneers are one the best options for many reasons. Our dedicated ceramists use the finest-grade porcelains to create veneers that look and feel natural, unlike assembly-line products you might find elsewhere. Each veneer is custom-crafted to fit each individual tooth and blend in with the rest of your smile. Veneers are also stain-resistant and require minimal maintenance compared to other cosmetic dentistry treatments.

How long do porcelain veneers last on average?

Our trained dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry can provide an accurate estimate of how long your veneers may last during a consultation in Washington, D.C. However, most dental appliances are expected to last 10 – 20 years. This timeline varies based on the following factors:

  • Your oral health and personal hygiene habits
  • Whether you attend regular dental checkups and cleanings
  • The amount of force applied to your veneers through diet, habits, etc.
  • How well you follow any pre-and-post-treatment instructions

How to extend the life of your veneers

There are several ways to make your veneers last for as long as possible. Here are some of our top recommendations:

  • Brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis (day and night)
  • Attend regular checkups and cleanings at Washington Center for Dentistry
  • Avoid unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing on hard objects like ice cubes and pencils

It is possible for dental veneers to become damaged due to poor oral health or trauma to the mouth. If this occurs, do not hesitate to contact Washington Center for Dentistry. We can repair or replace the appliance so your smile looks beautiful again. Rest assured that at all times, our dentists provide the highest-quality treatment and care.

Find your perfect fit with veneers

Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more popular every day, and porcelain veneers are a great way to achieve the smile of your dreams. Ask about our cutting-edge treatments and see why Washington Center for Dentistry is one of the best in terms of quality, service, and follow-up care. Call to book a consultation and see why patients in Washington, D.C. choose us for their dental needs.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.