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Do Veneers Extend the Life of Your Teeth?

Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of your teeth to address myriad cosmetic imperfections and vastly improve the appearance of your smile. To ensure your porcelain veneers fit perfectly into your smile, a small amount of your natural tooth enamel will need to be removed prior to their placement. This has led some people to question if veneers are actually bad for teeth.

The truth is, porcelain veneers do not shorten the life of your teeth. In fact, due to the durability of porcelain, veneers may do the exact opposite. Much of this depends on the care you take both of your teeth and your veneers. This will be discussed with you in greater detail during your Beverly Hills porcelain veneers consultation.

Taking Care of Your Teeth

The best way to extend the life of your teeth is through proper daily care and biannual visits to our office for professional cleanings and examinations. Brushing after every meal and snack, flossing at least once a day, and avoiding sugary foods and beverages can help protect your teeth and gums from disease and decay with or without porcelain veneers.

To learn more about caring for your teeth following the placement of porcelain veneers, please contact Kevin B. Sands, D.D.S. to schedule a consultation at our comfortable Beverly Hills, California office.