How Long Can Porcelain Veneers Really Last?
High-quality porcelain veneers placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist can last longer than you may think. Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS explains that patients often mistakenly believe veneers may only last 10 to 15 years before requiring replacement. Today’s state-of-the-art materials and techniques, combined with Dr. Kosdon’s expertise, can actually help individuals achieve results with porcelain veneers that may last for multiple decades with proper care.
When veneers are designed, fabricated, and placed with the utmost attention to quality and detail, the outcomes are typically aesthetically and structurally superior. Dr. Kosdon works hand-in-hand with his own master ceramist to ensure his patients’ veneers are crafted from durable, natural-looking porcelain and designed for an optimal fit. The beautiful porcelain also resists discoloration, allowing the veneers to remain bright and white with time. The strength of the latest ceramic materials require that only a small amount of the healthy tooth body be removed to accommodate each veneer, which minimizes dental vulnerability.
The right preparation, planning, and protection are also important components in achieving long-lasting results with veneers. Prior to beginning any work, Dr. Kosdon performs thorough smile evaluations to properly assess each patient’s dental health and tooth structure to ensure that porcelain veneers are the most suitable option for achieving the desired goals. Dr. Kosdon also encourages patients to wear comfortable protective mouthguards during sleep, educates them about habits that can potentially harm veneers, and provides simple instructions on proper veneer care.
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kosdon, please contact our office.