Traditional porcelain veneers typically last between 10 and 15 years, and no-prep veneers last around 5 to 15 years. veneers are not permanent and they usually last for between 5 and 15 years. Taking certain precautions can help make sure that you get the longest lifespan out of them possible. The most common type of veneers is porcelain veneers. These are typically thin shells of medically treated ceramic that are attached to the surface of teeth. They are usually custom made for each individual patient and look as close to natural teeth as possible. Veneers are used for a variety of dental issues. They may be used for cosmetic dental corrections, teeth whitening or even orthodontic adjustments. These include chipped teeth, cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, misaligned teeth and discoloration. This, along with being almost lifelike, makes veneers one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures.