Are Veneers permanent?

To answer this question, we first need to understand what veneers are and how they work. 

Dental veneers are a type of cosmetic dentistry treatment. It can help treat and mask chipped teeth, gapped teeth, worn teeth, discolored, crooked or misshapen teeth, or stained teeth.

As you can see, veneers can help with a lot of issues concerning teeth aspects, improving and enhancing the look of your smile, preventing further damage, and restoring an overall healthy look. 

Dental veneers are made out of two main materials: porcelain and composite resin. With the help of your dentist, you can choose the option that best fits your needs and budget. 

The most common option is the porcelain veneers as they last longer, and are easier to maintain. 

If you are thinking of enhancing the aspect of your teeth and getting veneers, but you are not sure how long they last, we will help you find out the answer.

Are Veneers Removable or Permanent?

The short answer is that dental veneers are permanent, but not in the way you are thinking. Sure, veneers are designed to last for many years, and if one breaks or is damaged, it can be replaced.

But dental veneers themselves have a life span of 10 to 20 years, depending on how well you take care of them. 

But, veneers are a permanent solution to your dental issues because the process of bonding them to your teeth involves a previous trimming of the teeth and this is a step that cannot be reversed. 

After the dentist trims your teeth, the veneers are then bonded to them, keeping them strong and aesthetically pleasing. Veneers can even help strengthen your teeth in some cases, but your natural enamel will not grow back. 

How to Take Care of Your Dental Veneers 

You can follow a few simple tips to make sure your veneers last for as long as they are meant to. There are also some things that you should avoid to ensure that you are keeping them safe and enjoying your smile for years to come:

  • Hygiene 

You can keep your veneers clean just like you would do with your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are the basic things that you can do to keep your oral health in check. 

  • Check-ups

Remember to visit your dentist twice a year and make sure the veneers and your oral health are in an optimal state. 

  • Be Gentile

Do not use your teeth as tools to bite or chew on hard foods or objects. This can break your veneers and damage them.

At Kite & Key Dentistry®, Dr. Julia Winter and her team are always focused on offering compassionate, inclusive dentistry for the people in Ridley Park and Folsom. 

Get in touch with us and we’ll make sure you'll get a beautiful and healthy smile.

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