Naylors Court Dental Partners

What happens to veneers as you age?

Most importantly, how you care for your veneers will determine what happens to them as you age. So, we'll cover a few things you should be aware of so that you can keep your veneers looking their best for a long time.

  • Just like your natural teeth, veneers can discolor over time. If you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine, your veneers will likely discolor quicker than someone who doesn't. 
  • Veneers can chip or crack if you bite your nails, open food wrappers with your teeth, or chew on hard candy or ice. 
  • Your gums can recede as you age, making your veneers look longer than they initially did. If you take good care of your veneers and visit your cosmetic dentist regularly, they should last 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.
  • Over time, the bonding material that holds the veneers in place can begin to break down, causing the veneers to become loose or fall out entirely. 
  • Without proper dental hygiene, the tooth supporting the veneer can become decayed. Although veneers are attached to teeth, and those teeth are not visible, they need to be taken care of as well.

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that can give you a beautiful smile. But do children get dental veneers? The answer is yes, but it's not as common. 

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