How Long Do Veneers Last from Turkey?
If you are thinking about the way your teeth’s appearance is leaving a lot to be desired, you may have considered dental veneers in Turkey as a solution to your problems. One of the many questions people have is how long they will last once fitted, as where they are fitted as a cap over your existing teeth, there is the possibility they may become loose and fall out. The good news is, that if you are choosing the right dentist with experience and the right technique, you will not have to worry about veneers falling out too quickly.
To help you understand veneers better before going ahead, here’s our short guide on this advanced technique and how you can ensure you have long-lasting results after surgery.
Veneers – what are they made from?
As they are thin shells that are designed to look like real teeth, porcelain is usually used for dental veneers. This is because they are easy to work with and bond to your existing teeth, and they will not stain easily from normal use. This is great news for those who enjoy red wine or regular coffee and who may be concerned about staining. Here at Vera Clinic, we provide a choice of veneers including laminated and composite veneers. The way it works is once you have had a consultation and assessment, we can recommend the best ones for the results you desire.
Whilst porcelain is by far the most popular, you may want to consider others. Composite veneers are made from a composite resin and are a cheaper option than porcelain, whilst laminated veneers are similar to Lumineers, which are the slimmest alternative to porcelain. Laminated veneers are generally best for those with non-severe teeth issues and are a lightweight option to porcelain. We can help you decide on the best option if you are unsure of your suitability for certain types of veneers.
How long are they expected to last?
When looking after your new veneers, you can expect them to last a long time. On average you may expect to see 10-15 years at least, sometimes longer depending on your habits and lifestyle. One of the biggest factors that determine the longevity of your dental veneers is ensuring your gums stay healthy. Whilst you have replaced your natural teeth with veneers, they are still there in the background of course, meaning you can still be impacted by infection or gum problems if they are not maintained. You should continue to visit your dentist regularly so that they can ensure these are in the best condition.
If using trusted dentists to fit your veneers, they will be fixed in place properly to ensure they do not fall out or become loose easily. If the teeth are not prepared perfectly before fitting veneers, this can mean more chance of a shorter lifespan. Composite veneers may not last as long as porcelain, which is another reason why they are generally cheaper, but again, this will depend on your oral hygiene and how careful you are not to chip or damage them.
How do I look after my new veneers?
There are various tips on how to ensure you have long-lasting veneers, with most coming back to oral hygiene and mouth protection. As a minimum, you should be brushing your teeth twice a day in the morning and evening to be able to remove any build-up of food and drink. This is the same for regular teeth as well as veneers as bacteria can still cause an issue to your gums, potentially shortening the lifespan of your veneers.
Just like regular teeth, they can be susceptible to damage if suffering an impact such as from playing contact sports or falling over. Wearing a mouthguard can help in this instance if playing sports to soften the impact. If you do not play contact sports, you can still damage your veneers if using your teeth incorrectly. An example of this is using your teeth and mouth to hold heavy objects or opening things rather than using your hands. This can unnecessarily damage your veneers so should be avoided.
If you enjoy certain foods that are particularly hard to bite and crunch, this can be a potential issue for your veneers if care isn’t taken. Boiled sweets or nuts, or anything that involves more strain on your teeth when biting should ideally be avoided. Similarly, if you are someone that grinds their teeth, especially when asleep, you should look to wear mouth protection at night to avoid accidentally damaging them.
What should I do if they fall out or I experience a chip?
If you do find your veneers have become damaged or you have noticed an issue with your gums or general oral hygiene, visiting your dentist as soon as possible is recommended. The sooner you can address the issue, the quicker this can be resolved. If it is chipped or completely detached, a new veneer can be fitted to replace it. Of course, the more damage you have, the more this will cost to replace, so doing everything you can to look after your dental veneers will ensure you will not need to replace them often.
How long do veneers last from Turkey will be determined by not just how you look after them, but also how they were fitted to begin with. When using a trusted and expert cosmetic dentist like Vera Clinic, you can ensure your teeth will be fully assessed for suitability and only fitted if we can provide the results you are looking for. To find out more, book a consultation today.