Dental veneers have a long lifespan, and they will last even longer if you properly care for them by investing time in your oral hygiene and following our expert advice about veneers.
Have a look at this guide: What You Need To Know Dental Veneers Before and After.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are ideal for women and men who are unhappy with the look of:
- Chipped teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Tooth gaps
- Gummy smile
- Tooth length
- Tooth shape
The good news is dental veneers can be customised — you can fix the look of your teeth by having veneers designed to meet your specific goals (whiter teeth, straight teeth, close a tooth gap…). Having veneers is like a smile makeover.
Keep reading to find out how long veneers last, plus the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers. If you are thinking about having a dental veneers Turkey treatment, we created a guide to help you: How To Find The Best Place To Get Teeth Done In Turkey.
Another way to arrange Turkey veneers, dental implants, tooth crowns, or teeth whitening is to send us a message through our website to book a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Take a look at Turkey dental work before-and-after photos on the Este Medical cosmetic dental clinic gallery of dental photos.
How long do teeth veneers last?
How long veneers last depends on a few factors, from the type of veneer you get, to how you take care of them over time. Additionally, lifestyle, food diet, and dental hygiene all play a role in how long Turkey veneers last.
- Composite veneers have an average lifespan of 3 to 10 years
- Porcelain veneers on average can last between 10 to 15 years
A veneer is basically an overlay that can be either a thin ceramic shell or resin-based composite coating that is placed over a tooth. Veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure because they improve the aesthetics of a smile and protect the surface of the tooth from damage.
How to make veneers last longer
The following advice will apply to the tooth foundation under the veneer, as well as the veneer itself. For starters, the best way to care for dental veneers is:
- Maintain high level of oral hygiene
- Go to the dentist for frequent check-ups
- Use soft toothbrush bristle and fluoride toothpaste
- Make flossing part of your daily dental care routine
- Prevent gum disease
- Don’t chew or bite on hard or sharp objects
- Avoid foods and drinks that discolour teeth
- For optimal oral health don’t smoke
- Find a way to prevent teeth grinding
- Have you teeth professional cleaned
- Dental veneers aftercare plan
What is your concern with your smile? Uneven teeth, spacing, tooth chips, tooth decay, yellow colour…? At Este Medical UK we can help you prepare for a cosmetic dentistry treatment in Turkey. Make an appointment to find out what’s involved with having Turkey veneers.
Do I need dental veneers? There are two main types of dental veneers: composite veneers and porcelain veneers. The best way to find out which type is best suited to you is to arrange an Este Medical Group dental consultation.
How long do composite veneers last?
This type of veneer can be easily fixed and can last up to 10 years. A composite veneer involves a tooth-coloured resin-based composite material applied directly to the teeth. Once the appropriate number of composite layers is applied to each tooth, a special light is used to bond the resin composite to the teeth. The veneers are then smoothed and polished to look like natural teeth.
Composite veneers can last from 3-10 years depending on how they are cared for (i.e., lifestyle, diet, oral health all play a part). What is the advantage of resin-based composite? This type of veneer requires very little tooth preparation. If your composite veneers wear out after 8 or 10 years, you can get a replacement set, and compared to porcelain veneers they typically require minimal tooth preparation.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers last a long time, about 10-15 years depending on how you take care of them. These type of veneers are strong and long-lasting, and they don’t stain easily. The treatment involves making a thin porcelain (ceramic) shell that is customised to fit over a tooth. Before a shell (or mould) is created, the teeth being treated need to be prepared by a cosmetic dentist.
Typically a small amount of tooth reduction is required (i.e., from the front and sides of a tooth) to make room for the porcelain shell to fit naturally. Once the shell is ready, it is fitted and cemented to the tooth. When porcelain veneers are bonded to your natural teeth, they become as strong as real teeth.
How long do Turkey veneers last?
Have your veneers done at a reputable dental clinic by experienced dentists and your veneers will last a long time — ten to fifteen years or longer! Este Medical in the UK coordinates tooth treatments with our dental team in Turkey for the most optimal results. Having dental surgery or veneers at our Este Turkey medical clinic includes organisation of your fights, hotel accommodation, airport-hotel-clinic taxi transfers, plus all your Este Medical appointments and dental aftercare.
Our UK client Ali chose Este Medical Group in Turkey for dental veneers that dramatically improved his smile and self-confidence.
Besides having cosmetic dentistry in Istanbul, Turkey, you can also arrange to have other add-on treatments like our client Joe, who had a hair transplant and cosmetic dentistry at the same time: Birmingham Man Gets New Hair & Teeth in Turkey!
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June 20, 2023