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How long do dental veneers last?

Porcelain veneers in Barclay Downs are an excellent way to repair and enhance your smile. Veneers have a life expectancy of anywhere from seven to twelve years, depending on how well you care for them.

The good news is that dental veneers are typically easy to care for. They're a thin sliver of porcelain that fits over the front of your tooth, so brushing and flossing remain the same. In addition, you can use a soft-bristle toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching the surfaces of your veneers. Whitening toothpaste is often gritty and could cause damage to your veneers.

Routine visits to Dr. Gentry every six months for a teeth cleaning and examination are also helpful for protecting your veneers. She will ensure they're healthy and properly functioning during your tooth examination. In addition, she can also make you aware of problems or concerns early on when it's easier to deal with.

Just like with your natural teeth, avoiding biting directly into hard foods like apples or crusty bread can help prevent you from damaging your veneers. You should also avoid chewing on ice and using your teeth as tools to protect your veneers.  

If you have questions about dental veneers in Charlotte, NC, call Gentry Dental at (704) 554-1007 for more information. 


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