The Longevity of Porcelain Veneers

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Ever dreamed of having symmetrical, white, picture-perfect teeth? It’s possible with porcelain veneers. Veneers can help even out the shape, color, and size of your teeth, giving you a red-carpet-ready smile.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth. They can also be made of resin composite. They are individually shaped and colored to match your teeth, making them a very realistic-looking option.

Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Veneers are ideal for people that have small gaps between teeth, chipped teeth, teeth with different lengths, misaligned teeth, or discolored teeth. They are permanent and require partial removal of your enamel in order to fit properly.

What Is the Veneers Process?

First, you’ll have a smile design consultation with Dr. Stratman to map out what your needs are. He will then remove some of your enamel so that your veneers fit properly. After this, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to craft the perfect veneers for you. Once your veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office for a final fitting. Dr. Stratman will check the look and feel, and bond them to your teeth.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Dental veneers are fully functional and you can eat, smile, and talk with them as you would your own normal teeth. You can even brush and floss them like normal, too. When well taken care of, dental veneers last about 10 to 15 years, but some last even longer than that! Like regular teeth, porcelain veneers must be treated with care to avoid damage and discoloration.

We Can Give You Your Dream Smile

At Stratman Family Dentistry, we understand how important it is for you to not only have a healthy smile, but a beautiful one too. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, we’d love to see you here for a consultation.