Do Porcelain Veneers Last Forever?

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway and Nearby Areas of Texas


Veneers are among the strongest and most reliable dental restorations and, when cared for properly, there is no reason they should not last for several years. Forever, however, is unlikely. Even with the best of care, porcelain veneers can only retain their bright and attractive appearance for 10-15 years. Of course, everyone’s experience will be slightly different, but it is most likely that your veneers will need to be replaced at some point in the future. During your initial consultation with Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. John Schmid, how long you can expect your veneers to last will be discussed in more detail.

Why Don’t Porcelain Veneers Last Forever?

The truth is, your veneers may very well maintain their strength and functionality for a lifetime, but staining and discoloration can, over time, detract from their appearance. Porcelain veneers cannot be whitened like tooth enamel. Once stained, the only way to eliminate discoloration is by replacing the veneer. Fortunately, this can be done one at a time on an as-needed basis, allowing you Dr. Schmid to easily address issues as they arise.

Dr. Schmid offers the highest quality porcelain veneers and provides detailed instructions on how to care for them after they have been placed. If you are concerned about your oral hygiene routine or if you have questions about optimizing your daily care for porcelain veneers, Dr. Schmid would be happy to discuss the subject during your next routine visit to our office.

Do you have questions about porcelain veneers? Please contact Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule a consultation at our Austin, Texas office.