Veneers can dramatically change the appearance of your smile by covering up chips, discoloration, small gaps, irregularly-shaped teeth, and more!
But getting veneers is a big commitment, given the permanent nature of the procedure. If you’re considering whether or not to get dental veneers, you may find yourself worrying whether the veneers will remain straight during their lifetime.
The Movement of Veneers
Veneers will remain straight in the sense that they won’t move out of place. They’re bonded securely to your teeth, which means they won’t fall out of position. The only time they’ll move is if your actual teeth shift positions.
What Can Damage Veneers?
While you don’t have to worry about your veneers going crooked, you should be careful about things that can break or crack your veneers. Veneers are crafted from very durable porcelain, but biting down on something super hard or getting hit in the face can still damage them. Similarly, even though teeth enamel is considered the strongest substance in the whole body, it can still get damaged with excessive force!
How to Care for Veneers
Generally speaking, veneers last about 15 to 20 years. How long your veneers last will depend on a few different factors, including how well you take care of your dental hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss every day. These simple actions will protect you from decay and gum disease. If you struggle with teeth grinding, wear a nightguard. Wear a mouthguard if you play sports. Avoid tobacco products and opening packaging with your teeth.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation!
Do you have more questions about dental veneers? Contact us at Farmington Dental Center & Orthodontics! We provide porcelain veneers and can walk you through everything you need to know about the procedure. Please contact us today.