Many of our clients want to know about the cost and the quality of porcelain veneers and how long you can expect a brilliant smile. We’re here to answer all of your questions about the cost vs. quality of porcelain veneers and the benefits this material offers.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are an extremely dense, strong and colourfast option that offers an excellent long-term solution. They can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, depending on how they’re cared for and whether you keep up your regular dental appointments. This material holds up extremely well against chipping, staining and cracking over time, and porcelain veneers can also be expertly colour matched to your existing teeth due to their similar light reflection properties.
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
While porcelain veneers can give you up to several decades of confident smiling, they are not a permanent option but rather a long-term solution. After many years of looking and feeling great, it is a straightforward process for your dentist to assess and replace your veneers. They do tend to be the longest lasting solution for improved appearance apart from treating or straightening your natural teeth.
Are porcelain veneers safe?
Porcelain veneers are incredibly safe and will not require any invasive techniques to put in place. They are simply affixed to the front of your existing teeth using dental cement adhesive, with some of the front tooth enamel removed for this adhesion. For this reason they aren’t well suited for teeth with structural or root problems – rather, they’re ideal for a long-term improvement of your smile.
Can you whiten porcelain veneers?
The great news is that with porcelain veneers, you won’t have to! Because the porcelain used for your veneers is low in porosity and high density, you’ll find that they are highly unlikely to show any stains or discolouration.
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers?
Composite and porcelain veneers are made with two different materials, and they both offer their own advantages. At Classic Smiles we offer both quality composite and porcelain veneers for crooked teeth, gaps and discolouration. The ideal veneers for you will depend on the recommendation of your dental specialist, giving you a confident and worry-free smile for years to come
Classic Smiles can answer all of your questions about composite and porcelain veneers and provide a specialised treatment plan for the solutions you’re seeking. Contact us today on (02) 9526 6666 to book your consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dental specialists in South Sydney.