Closeup of veneers covering the front of teeth in Monroe, WA at a cosmetic dentist

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Ever wonder how every Hollywood star has a perfect, sparkling smile? It’s not special effects: it’s dental veneers — and you too can get the Hollywood smile of your dreams at Donald Kim, DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry!

In this blog post, we give an overview of this cosmetic treatment and its benefits.


What Are Dental Veneers?

At Donald Kim, DDS, we recommend dental veneers for patients who want to improve the overall appearance of their smiles. Dental veneers are designed to even out flaws like chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, crooked teeth, and uneven teeth.

Veneers are made from thin sheets of tooth-like porcelain or tooth-colored resin and are designed specifically for each individual patient.

During your veneers consultation, your dentist will ask you about your smile goals and examine your teeth. If dental veneers are the right fit for you, your dentist will then take impressions of your teeth to create veneers that are custom made for your smile. They may begin to remove some of the enamel from your teeth during this initial appointment to properly bond the veneers.

When your veneers are ready, you will return to the dental office to get your veneers bonded to your teeth. If your dentist didn’t already shave down enamel from your natural teeth, they will do so now. Once your veneers are bonded, your dentist might make minor adjustments to make sure they’re perfectly placed.


How to Care for Dental Veneers

Since dental veneers involve shaving down your natural teeth, it’s considered a permanent procedure. The good news is that caring for dental veneers is as easy as caring for your natural teeth! You can and should brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, and avoid biting down on hard foods or objects to best preserve them. If you properly care for your dental veneers, they can last up to 25 years or longer before they have to be replaced.


Affordable Dental Veneers in Monroe, WA

Dreaming of a perfect smile? Cosmetic dentistry can make it a reality at Donald Kim, DDS! Our team will work with you to develop a customized dental veneers treatment plan that will fit your budget. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for dental veneers!


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October 31, 2021 2:50 am
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