Can Porcelain Veneers Get Scratched?
One of the most attractive benefits of porcelain veneers is their durability. When properly cared for, dental veneers can last for twenty years or more. However, they can get scratched. Once damaged, your veneers will need to be replaced to ensure their aesthetic perfection.
During your initial consultation with Cincinnati cosmetic dentist Dr. Tara Hardin, the details of your dental veneers, including their longevity and your candidacy, will be discussed at length.
There are a few precautions you can take to help prevent your porcelain veneers from scratching, such as:
- Avoid chewing ice or hard candy.
- Refrain from using abrasive toothpaste.
- Only use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Wear a night guard if you grind your teeth when you sleep.
Traditional veneers require the removal of about one millimeter of enamel in order for the veneer to be properly bonded to your teeth. However, depending on your oral structure and specific dental issues, no-prep veneers, such as Lumineers® or DURAthin veneers, can be a viable option. No-prep veneers allow you to keep more of your natural teeth because they require little to no preparation before their placement.
If you would like to learn more about how our Cincinnati cosmetic dentist can improve your smile with dental veneers, contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry today by completing the form on this page or calling (513) 234-5531 to schedule an appointment. We happily welcome patients from the Cincinnati, Mason, and Dayton areas in Ohio, as well as Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.