Dental veneers can last a long time if you practice good oral hygiene and eating habits. Porcelain veneers can last for 10-15 years, whereas composite veneers can last for 8-10 years if you take proper care of them. Veneers can fracture if you use them to bite on hard foods or use them to tear into plastic packages. A sudden impact like trauma from a fall or during a sporting activity might also fracture them.
Your dentist will trim a thin layer from your teeth’ front surface to make a place for the veneers. Then, an etching solution will be applied that creates microporosity on the tooth surface. Finally, the dentist will use a bonding agent to the tooth and stick the veneers onto them.
You can get your veneers matched to your natural tooth’s shape, size, and color. It is up to you how many veneers you would like, but you typically need to get dental veneers on your front four, six or eight teeth for the best aesthetics.