Patients who are unhappy with the aesthetics of their smile may benefit from porcelain veneers at our Minerva, OH dental practice. Although veneers are strong and resilient, they are not invulnerable to damage.
Today, our team at Dowell Dental Group discusses reasons for porcelain veneers replacement and explains how the treatment process works.
Porcelain veneers are tooth-colored fabrications designed for the front surfaces of the teeth. The primary objective is to conceal cosmetic imperfections, such as:
Although porcelain veneers are crafted from strong, durable, medical-grade ceramic, veneers will still need to be replaced at some point. On average, porcelain veneers last about 10 to 15 years. However, with stronger, more advanced materials and proper maintenance, they can last upwards of 20 years.
There are several reasons why patients may consider replacing their porcelain veneers. The most common reasons for this include:
The process for veneer replacement is similar to your initial treatment. To begin, your doctor will carefully remove the old or damaged veneers. Next, a thin layer of enamel is removed to ensure optimal bonding. Once the teeth are prepared, impressions are taken and sent to a dental lab, where your veneers will be fabricated.
Finally, your dentist will check the fit and bond your new veneers in place. Typically, veneer replacement can be completed in just two office visits.
Once you have received your veneers, you will want to care for them properly for long-lasting results. We recommend that patients:
Have one or more of your veneers become damaged? Are you unhappy with the appearance of your veneers? If so, porcelain veneers replacement could be the solution. To explore your options, schedule a consultation at our practice. Give us a call or contact Dowell Dental Group online.