Do You Have to Replace Veneers?

Do You Have to Replace Veneers?

When it comes to enhancing your smile, veneers are a popular choice. But do you have to replace veneers? Let's dive into this topic and find out.

Understanding Veneers

Veneers are thin shells that designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. They are custom-made from porcelain or resin composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers are one of the most popular choices for improving your smile, and for good reason, as they mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth, resist stains, and can be designed to match the color of your existing teeth to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. 

Lifespan of Veneers

The lifespan of veneers largely depends on the type of material used and how well you take care of them. On average, porcelain veneers can last between 10 to 15 years, while resin composite veneers tend to last around 5 to 7 years. However, with proper care, your veneers can last longer. This includes maintaining good oral hygiene, avoiding hard foods that can chip or crack the veneers, and attending regular dental check-ups.

Signs That You Need to Replace Your Veneers

There are several signs that your veneers may need to be replaced. These include discoloration, chipping or cracking, decay in the tooth underneath, or if the veneer has fallen off completely. If you notice any of these signs, it's essential to consult with your dentist to discuss your options.

The Process of Replacing Veneers

The process of replacing veneers is similar to the initial procedure. Your dentist will first remove the old veneer, then take an impression or digital scan of your tooth to create the new veneer. Once the new veneer is ready, it will be bonded to your tooth using a special adhesive. The entire process usually takes two to three appointments.

The Cost of Replacing Veneers

The cost of replacing veneers can vary depending on several factors such as the number of veneers needed, the type of veneer material, and your location. It's important to discuss these costs with your dentist during your consultation.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Don't let your smile be less than its best. If you think your veneers need replacing or if you're considering getting veneers for the first time, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us at Dental Health Group. Our experienced dentists, Dr. Gurpreet Shahi & Dr. Gentai Ni, are here to answer all your questions and guide you through the process. Call us today at (253) 862-0194 to request an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.