These are the advantages of ceramic tooth veneers:
- looks like the natural teeth
- extremely break-resistant
- suitable for allergy sufferers
- good colorfastness
- long shelf life
Disadvantages of composite veneers in durability
Veneers made of composite can also make imperfections on the teeth disappear, however, it doesn’t look quite as good as with ceramic veneer shells. Especially in terms of durability, composite loses out compared to ceramics. The surface of composite veneers discolors faster and darkens.
How long do veneers last?
When the veneers have been used, the new “tooth outfit” should be optimally maintained. Here, too, the principles of regular dental care apply:
- daily oral hygiene to remove bacterial plaque
- a healthy diet
- the regular control and prophylaxis in the dental practice.
Experience shows a shelf life of up to 20 years
Those who take good care of their veneers will be able to make use of them for a long time. At least, that’s what scientists claim who have dealt with the question in a study: How long do veneers actually last?
They came to the conclusion that the majority of patients did not have to go to the dentist for repairs to their veneers even 20 years after treatment. The new smile with the miracle bowls, therefore, has no best before date – with proper conditions and optimal care.
Did you know? Veneers also helped a certain Norma Jean Baker to have a bright white smile. Dr. Charles L. Pincus, a dentist from California, supplied her with veneers. Norma Jean shone into the cameras with the thin ceramic bowls and later sang “I wanna be kissed by you!” Known as Marilyn Monroe, the world lay at her feet.