Many people have heard of dental veneers as an option for a smile makeover, but have questions about the durability of this cosmetic procedure. Following is some general information to help you better understand the reasons that porcelain veneers may need to be replaced.
Although porcelain veneers are extremely durable, they are subject to normal wear and tear. The process of biting, chewing, or teeth grinding can all have a gradual result in causing damage to the veneers. After porcelain veneers have become damaged, it’s important that they be switched out for fresh ones.
At Luxadent, we know that accidents can happen which may result in porcelain veneers treatment. Whether the accident arises from a sports injury, an auto accident, or even biting down on the wrong food, dental injuries occur – and when they affect a porcelain veneer that’s already in place, the veneer can easily be replaced.
The replacement process for your porcelain veneers is no more complicated than the original procedure. The old or damaged veneers are carefully removed, the teeth prepped, impressions are taken, and then the impressions are sent to a dental lab for the creation of the new custom veneers.
While porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, the tooth structure itself is not guaranteed to remain untouched from staining. Your teeth can still stain beneath the veneer which could lead to other flawing requiring cosmetic dentistry treatment. But rest assured that if this should happen, the porcelain veneer can be removed, the staining issue can be addressed, and a new veneer can then be placed.
A healthy, beautiful smile can do wonders to your self-esteem and overall health. But trust and confidence in a dentist is the first step to ensuring you receive the best oral care your smile needs. At Luxadent Family Dentistry, we deliver professional and quality experiences in an atmosphere that is friendly and open. Make your appointment now to learn how we can help you achieve a winning smile!