Cincinnati and Blue Ash Ohio

When you live in Cincinnati and you’re not happy with the look of your teeth, getting porcelain veneers is an important cosmetic procedure that you will want to consider. You have the ability to give yourself whiter teeth and correct any problems with the shape. If standard teeth whitening hasn’t worked, this may be the solution that you have been looking for.

It is important to know that porcelain veneers do not usually last a lifetime. While technology is drastically improving all the time, the average length of time is going to be 10 years. That being said, we have seen veneers last considerably longer. Much has to do with the foods you eat and ultimately how you care for your teeth.

At Dr. Levy’s office, you will be able to take advantage of the best bonding protocols. This ensures that the veneers are properly bonded to the enamel on the teeth. This is one of the most important aspects to making sure that the veneers look good for many years to come.

Before and After Porcelain Veneers

How long do veneers last?

Often, when the 10 or 15 years is up that you have had the porcelain veneers on, there won’t be anything functionally wrong with them. They may simply not be as white as they were when you first got them. If the occlusion is still good and you are happy with the color, there is no reason why they have to be replaced.  Some people who don’t drink coffee and other foods that have a habit of staining teeth and more importantly porcelain veneers have found that their veneers never need to be replaced. This means that it is often up to you as to whether you want to replace the veneers at any point in time.

You will want to talk to your dentist to find out what is recommended. Crowns will often last a little longer than veneers but don’t address all of the same things. You have to determine what’s right for you so that you can improve your smile in the way that you wish. Whether you aren’t happy with the whiteness of your teeth or the overall shape, there is assistance out there for you.

The good news is that while many dentists tell you 10 years for porcelain veneers, the truth is that they are going to last you much longer when you know how to care for them and you go to the right dentist to have them applied.

You can make an appointment with Dr. Stuart Levy in Cincinnati at any time to discuss having porcelain veneers applied to your teeth to get the smile that you have always wanted – or to restore the ones you have.