Porcelain Veneers Durability

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Fri, 07/27/2012

Porcelain veneers are quite thin, but very strong. Veneers must be as thin as possible to fit over the surface of your tooth. Although their apparent delicateness may make it seem as though veneers would be fragile, they are resistant to breakage and wear.

Although certain events can break a veneer, most people enjoy the aesthetic benefits of veneers for 10, 20 or even 30 years before they need to be replaced.

Like your natural teeth, it is not impossible for a porcelain veneer to fracture. To prevent these kinds of problems, you should:

  • Avoid biting hard objects like pen tips or ice cubes.
  • Wear protective mouth pieces if you play contact sports.
  • Generally avoid any injury to your mouth.

Another source of porcelain veneer durability comes from the bonding process. Your tooth enamel is prepared a certain way to create an optimally adhesive surface for the veneer. Dental bonding material is used to affix the veneer sturdily onto this prepared surface.

If you live in or around Fresno, California and want to learn more about porcelain veneers, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS, to schedule a free initial consultation.