Are Veneers Permanent?

Posted by: Hassey | Do Duy, on August 15, 2022

Young male smiling at camera after a veneer dental procedure.Veneers are a dental procedure that are gaining popularity in the last few years. While they have been around for a long time, they were not always accessible, easy, or affordable for many people. With improvements in materials, tools and due to a general growth in the market, veneers are now available for more people.

Veneers are used to brighten, strengthen, and improve your smile. While they are not always the first choice if you’re having discoloration or staining, they can be tremendously helpful for those who have trauma or damage to one or more teeth as well as those who want to achieve a uniform look.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are a thin porcelain cap or façade that are placed on the front facing parts of your teeth. They are bonded to your teeth and are used to lighten the color, increase stability, and cover up blemishes, damage, or misshapen teeth.

While they are primarily a cosmetic procedure, they can also be used in cases where teeth have become damaged, or gums have receded, necessitating a permanent fix. They come in many shapes and colors and are used to match your profile and desired whitening result.

How Do I Get Veneers on My Teeth?

The most important thing to note about veneers is that they are permanent. This is because your enamel must be trimmed down so that the porcelain can bond to your teeth. This prevents bacteria and food particles from getting in between or behind the veneers and keeps them in place. This trimming of your enamel is irreversible. While individual veneers must be replaced every 10 to 15 years, you will always have to have them.

The process is an easy one where your dental team will take scans of your mouth and teeth structures and craft veneers fitting to your exact specifications. Then, they will be installed over the course of one or two visits. Since these veneers will have been crafted to your body and mouth, they will look natural and fit in properly with your other teeth.

Are Veneers Right For Me?

While Veneers are not the first choice, they are a popular option for those who want a uniform, bright smile. They are truly one of the best ways to get that movie star smile. However, due to their permanent nature, your dentist will help you explore other options such as whitening, individual repair or one-off veneer treatments in place of a full mouth process.

Additionally, since you get to pick the color and overall look of veneers, you will get to decide how you want them to match your mouth and overall look.

If veneers are something you’ve wanted to explore and want to learn more, please contact us at Hassey Dental. Our team of experts can help you decide if veneers are the right option for your desired smile!

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