How long do veneers last?

Ellie Green
Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 07:50

You’ve decided to get veneers done in Turkey. That’s great news. But you probably want to ask your dentista few questions before your procedure, including: How long do the veneers last? We’ll answer this question comprehensively so you can decide whether having veneers done in Turkey is worth the cost.

What are veneers?

A veneer is a thin “sheet” of porcelain (other substances are sometimes used) designed to improve the appearance of a tooth. A Turkish dentist will take an impression of your teeth. And using an accurate model, they’ll make veneers designed to accurately cover the front of your teeth without leaving any gaps. Veneers can be made to also accurately match the exact shade of your other teeth.

Are veneers permanent?

Before deciding to have veneers fitted, it’s important to bear in mind that the process is permanent. Your dentist will need to remove a thin layer of enamel from each tooth in order to accommodate the veneer. If you ever do need to remove a veneer, you’ll need to replace it.

If you follow the advice of your dentist and take good care of your veneers, they should last several years without becoming discolored or damaged. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, but don’t brush excessively. Maintain good oral hygiene, and check your teeth regularly for broken veneers — particularly after you’ve eaten hard or tough foods.

Veneers will probably need to be replaced eventually, but only after several years of faithful service. However, if you avoid exceptionally hard foods and tooth-staining drinks such as tea and red wine, your veneers should remain intact and attractive for at least five years.

How to prolong the life of your veneers

Once your dentist has fitted your veneers, it’s up to you to look after them. You’ve probably asked yourself “how much is a full set of veneers in Turkey?” So you should know that they’re not cheap. But by taking a few precautions, you can maximize their lifespan and ensure you don’t need replacements for many years.

Avoid grinding your teeth

If you have a habit of grinding your teeth, train yourself to stop. Or course, this isn’t always easy, as teeth grinding often occurs subconsciously. Nevertheless, make an effort to stop yourself when you realize what you’re doing. If you’re worried about grinding your teeth while you’re asleep, speak to your dentist in Turkey about a bite guard.

Protect your teeth from impact damage

If you play contact sports, such as rugby or boxing, make sure you protect your veneers with a mouthguard. Veneers can be damaged or dislodged by strong blows to your mouth.

Don’t bite anything hard

We’ve all used our teeth to remove a cap from a bottle or something similar from time to time. But this must stop once you’ve had veneers fitted. It’s also important to avoid very hard or sticky foods, such as biscotti and toffee.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Looking after your teeth is the best way to prolong the life of your veneers. So brush at least twice a day, floss regularly and maintain your dental check-ups. 

If you’re looking to get high-quality veneers fitted in Turkey, give Premium Dental Turkey a call today. They'll talk you through your options and book you in for an initial assessment with an experienced dentist. 

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