How long are porcelain veneers meant to last?
September 27, 2022
Dental veneers are one of the most popular ways to enhance the way your smile looks, but it’s also a big investment – so how do you know if it’s worth it? If you’ve been considering getting porcelain veneers in London but are stopped in your tracks by the price tag – we can help.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are by far one of the most popular types of dental veneer you can get thanks to their durable, long-lasting nature. Using ultra-thin sheets of porcelain which are sized, shaped and colour-matched exactly to your natural teeth, we can improve the overall appearance of your smile in a way that looks and feels natural.
The benefits of dental veneers are plentiful, and include:
- Can cover chips, cracks and discolouration
- They look as natural as your own teeth
- They perform as well as natural teeth
- They can protect the natural tooth from further damage or discolouration
- They’re easy to maintain
- They can boost your confidence
However, it’s worth noting that porcelain veneers do require some preparation to be carried out on the natural tooth which involves shaving them down by a small amount so that the veneers fit well and stay in place. It’s because of this preparation that porcelain veneers are not reversible, so it’s important that you’re 100% sure that it’s the right treatment option for you first.
How long can porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers may require some irreversible prep to be done before you can enjoy the results, but that also means that once you’ve had them fitted, they can last you a lifetime. For example, composite veneers are typically less invasive and quicker, but they usually only last between 5-7 years, and they’re much more likely to become stained through things like drinking coffee and wine.
Porcelain veneers in London can last for up to 15 years or even more with good maintenance and are much more durable than composite veneers too. Of course, like with anything, there are some things that can affect how well your porcelain veneers last, including:
- Whether you uphold a good hygiene routine (brushing twice a day and flossing)
- Whether you grind your teeth
- How regularly you visit your dentist for routine appointments
- What you eat every day. Exposure to strong coloured foods regularly can affect the colouring of veneers
Of course, by being mindful of what you eat and drink, and taking everyday steps to keep your teeth clean and healthy you can ensure you get the very best out of your new smile.
Let’s talk about cost…
So, we know that porcelain veneers can be a fantastic investment, and one well worth the money if you’re prepared to take care of them. But how much does this type of veneer cost? Here at The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, we work hard to offer our patients the very highest standards of care, at a price that’s affordable and are proud to offer some of the most competitive rates around.
The cost of our porcelain veneers in London does vary, depending on how many veneers you’re looking to have fitted. However, with that said, we do offer a range of finance options to help make the treatment more affordable and accessible.
Get in touch with us today!
If you’re considering porcelain veneers, and want to reap the many benefits that they offer, then why not get in touch? We’re confident that together, we can find the perfect treatment plan for you to create a smile you feel proud to show off.