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Porcelain veneers are a thin covering designed to fit over the surface of your tooth. They are precision made by a dental technician and are bonded to the surface of your tooth using a special bonding agent.
When they bonded to your tooth they form a laminated surface and become extremely strong, very much like laminated glass.
Your dentist will usually need to trim a small amount away from your natural tooth in order to ensure that the veneer has a good location to provide long-term results.
The porcelain veneers are made from layer of ceramic, usually a feldspar/Quartz ceramic or sometimes a lithium disilicate ceramic. The colour can be chosen to either match your existing teeth or to create a brighter, whiter and fresher smile… The choice is yours.
On average traditional dental veneers last 10 to 15 years. The 2 most common reasons that they need replacing are:
Natural ageing causing gum resorption and exposure of underlying tooth.
Fracture of the veneer caused by trauma.
In order to ensure that your veneers last as long as possible we highly recommend that:
You look after your teeth and gums by brushing for 2 minutes twice per day with the fluoride containing toothpaste.
Make sure you don't press too hard on the gums which can cause them to recede and expose the underlying tooth. An electric toothbrush can help .
Ensure that you don't scrub and irritate the gums either. An electric toothbrush can help.
Use your teeth only for eating and not for chewing nails, pencils or other hard objects.
Use a pair of scissors to open packaging, not your teeth.
Use all of your teeth, your back teeth are designed for chewing, avoid chewing on your front teeth with the veneers.
Protect your teeth, this means wearing and night guard if you grind at night and wearing a sports guard if you take part in any form of contact sport, including ball sports such as squash, cricket or football.