Helma Philips, DDS
Aesthetic, Restorative & Implant Dentistry in Midtown NYC
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How Long Do Veneers Last?

January 31, 2022
Posted By: Helma Philips, DDS
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Do you want a Hollywood-caliber smile fit for TV and magazine covers? Dr. Philips can help you attain the stunning, perfect smile you’ve always wanted with porcelain veneers. Please contact our Midtown dental office today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Philips. 

What Are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin shells of material or coverings custom-made to fit over the front surface of a tooth or teeth. Porcelain veneers mimic the appearance of natural teeth, and they can last for several years. 

Dental veneers cover smile imperfections, such as:

  • Cracks and chips
  • Stains and discoloration 
  • Mild misalignments
  • Worn teeth 
  • Uneven teeth
  • Teeth with craters or bulges 
  • Gaps between teeth 
  • Teeth of irregular shapes or sizes
  • Teeth that appear short in length 

The Dental Veneer Process

If Dr. Philips determines you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers, she will take impressions of your teeth that we send to a cosmetic dental laboratory. Specialists will create your custom-made veneers to ensure their precise fit, shade, shape, and size. In the meantime, Dr. Philips will apply comfortable temporary veneers to protect your teeth until the final veneers are complete. When your final veneers are ready for placement, Dr. Philips will fit and bond them to your teeth. 

Porcelain Veneers Are Designed to Last 

Dental veneers can last anywhere between 10 and 30 years. The better you care for your teeth, the longer the veneers will remain beautiful and in excellent condition. Though veneers are very durable, they’re not indestructible. Porcelain is a type of glass that can eventually break with excessive force or pressure. Because of this, we recommend being cautious when eating certain foods. We also discourage patients from using their teeth as tools to open packages or untwist bottle caps. 

Finally, getting routine dental exams and cleanings will help ensure your smile stays healthy, strong, and beautiful. 

Call Us About Porcelain Veneers in Midtown, NYC 

At the dental office of Helma Philips, DDS, we offer porcelain veneers of the highest quality to help you achieve a pristine and stunning smile. Please contact our dental office in Midtown to schedule your cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Philips. Together, we can create a smile worth sharing with the world.

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