How Long Will Porcelain Veneers Last?

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How Long Will Porcelain Veneers Last?

Written by Dr. Jesse Hofer, DMD     March 8, 2024 09:30

Porcelain veneers are now one of the hottest dental surgeries on the market, and they’re ideal for people who want to have a brilliant white smile worthy of a red carpet. While highly  durable, they don’t last a lifetime. Porcelain veneers can last for 12 to 15 years on average, making them a more durable option than composite. 

 How long do porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers generally last between 12 and 15 years,  but like all dental work, their lifespan depends largely on your daily dental habits. Teeth grinding can wear your veneers down if not corrected with a night guard. Any type of trauma to the mouth can also damage porcelain veneers. 

Do porcelain veneers stain? 

They can, but in most cases, you won’t notice much staining, even if you are a heavy coffee or red wine drinker. 

Porcelain Veneers: Pros And Cons

The benefits of porcelain veneers definitely outweigh the pitfalls. Take a look below as we cover the advantages and explain the potential cons. 

The Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers

Durability. These are the longest-lasting type of common veneers you will find. You should expect a minimum of 12 years out of your veneers. 

Custom-Made. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth and give you a smile that looks totally natural. 

Minimally Invasive. This tends to be a better choice than a crown in some situations. 

Biocompatible. Veneers will not damage your gums or run the risk of having your body reject them. 

The Potential Pitfalls

Multiple Visits. You cannot do porcelain veneers over the course of a single day, simply because we need time to craft a custom fit to your teeth. 

Not Good For Teens. Most dentists will advise parents to wait until their teens are 18 and fully grown. Otherwise, their jaws may continue to grow after they get their veneers. 

How long does it take to get porcelain veneers?

Getting porcelain veneers means that you will have to block out time for not one, but three or possibly even four appointments. Here’s what you need to know about booking your appointments:

 The first appointment is a consultation regarding veneers. Your dentist will explain the procedure in detail, offer advice on which type of veneer will work for you, and give you a price quote. 

The second appointment will be arranged to get a custom mold of your mouth. The dental specialist who takes care of you will also take X-rays and give you a quick run-through of what will happen next. In some cases, the first and second appointments are done together.

The third appointment will involve removing part of your teeth and giving you provisional veneers. Your teeth will have to be cut in order to have a place for the veneers to be placed and locked in. Provisional veneers will let you chew while you wait for your final appointment. 

Finally, the fourth appointment finishes the procedure. This involves the removal of your provisional veneers and the installation of your custom-made veneers. 


Most people who book an appointment for veneers at Precision Dentistry in Oyster Bay will get their veneers within two to three weeks. 

People Also Ask

Are porcelain veneers worth it?

If you are looking for a way to get a great smile, eat easily, and also stay stain-free for a decade or so, you will love porcelain veneers. Most people who get them agree that they are worth it. 

What happens to porcelain veneers after 10 years?

After 10 years, most veneers are going to show some minor to moderate signs of wear and tear. You may notice that your veneers have started to wear down or that they may even chip or crack.

 Porcelain veneers are made to be durable, so if you take good care of your teeth, you won’t notice much wear and tear by the 10-year mark. 

Do porcelain veneers pop off easily?

No, they do not. One of the reasons why our dentists at Precision Dentistry advocate for the use of porcelain veneers is because they are well-sealed and will be bonded to your teeth when done correctly. 

 Rarely, veneers can pop off.  This can happen as a result of poor construction or a phenomenon known as ‘debonding’. People who notice debonding should call their dentist immediately. 


Can you get veneers with bad teeth?

While veneers can work miracles for a beautiful photoshoot, the truth is that there are limitations to what they can do. Veneers cannot be added on top of rotting teeth. Doing this may cause debonding or even exacerbate the cavities that you already have. 

 Before you get veneers, you have to address any issues that you may have regarding your teeth. Don’t worry, Precision Dentistry in Oyster Bay can help you out with that.

 Are you searching for a brand new smile?

The best way to find the right dentist isn’t to search up “porcelain veneers near me” on Google. It’s to find a dentist that has a great reputation in your neighborhood with both clients and fellow dentists alike. 

 At Precision Dentistry in Oyster Bay, you’ll be in the care of doctors who have years of experience with veneers. The first step is simple: call our office for a consultation.