There are many factors involved in the longevity of porcelain veneers and crowns. On average, both smile makeover options can last 10-20 years or even a lifetime. Follow these tips from our orthodontist in order to ensure you get the most out of your porcelain veneers or crowns:
1. Choose an experienced and qualified cosmetic dentist.
The amount of time your dental work lasts heavily depends on the skill and experience of your orthodontist. Dr. Warr is an excellent cosmetic dentist in South Jordan who can customize your dental treatment to fit your needs and walk you through the process of perfecting your smile. Depending on your aesthetic goals, Dr. Warr may suggest you try teeth straitening or teeth whitening before deciding on invasive dental work such as porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns.
2. Take care of your veneers and crowns through proper dental hygiene.
One reason why veneers and crowns may not last as long as they should can be traced back to good dental hygiene. You can care for your new smile similarly to your natural teeth. Make sure to floss once a day and brush twice a day to ensure healthy teeth and gums.
Porcelain veneers and crowns can be worn down through habits such as grinding or clenching your teeth. You could accidentally bite down too hard on a piece of food and cause a tooth to chip or break, but Dr. Warr can fix this without having to replace the surrounding veneers and crowns.
3. Schedule regular dental check-ups.
In general, we recommend our patients see Dr. Warr every six months for healthy gums and to increase the longevity of your dental work. Veneers and crowns last much longer than they did in the 1980s when they were made from feldspathic material. Empress porcelain (ceramic) material can help your dental work last more than 20 years with proper care and checkups.
Your veneers or crowns could last you a lifetime if you choose our experienced orthodontist at Warr Dental, take proper care of your new smile and stick to regular dental exams.
If you’re interested in porcelain veneers or crowns, please contact Warr Dental in South Jordan today at (801) 216-3713 to schedule your dental exam. Our cosmetic and family dentistry office serves clients in South Jordan, Salt Lake City, Midvale and West Jordan, Utah.