Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

young couple smile to show off their porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. The wafer-thin and custom-made casing makes it ideal for improving the appearance of teeth. Porcelain veneers can fix teeth that are:

  • Chipped or broken
  • Permanently discolored
  • Misshapen
  • Misaligned
  • Spaced too far apart

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

Patients often ask our dental team if porcelain veneers are a long-lasting solution. The truth is that porcelain veneers are irreversible and a permanent solution. But you will need to replace them every so often.

Veneers are an irreversible process because a small part of the enamel is removed for the casing to have a better fit. And once enamel is removed, it’s gone. But you will gain a perfect smile in its place.

How Often Do You Need to Replace Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are durable, and they will often last for several years. Sometimes they can last for decades. How well you take care of your porcelain veneers will ultimately depend on how long they last.

How to Take Care of Porcelain Veneers

So how can you make sure your porcelain veneers last as long as possible? As with any dental care, you need an excellent oral hygiene routine. Here are our top tips to keep your smile radiant and your porcelain veneers in great shape.

Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools

Even though porcelain veneers have a strong adhesive to make them stay in place, they can chip or break under unnecessary pressure. Avoid using your teeth to open packages or chew ice.

Go to Your Biannual Dental Exams

A deep cleaning and a dental examination will be vital in keeping your teeth and porcelain veneers healthy. Early detection of issues makes it easier to treat.

Have a Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Not to sound like a broken record, but you must brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. This will help prevent tooth decay, which is one of the most common reasons porcelain veneers fail.

Are You Considering Porcelain Veneers?

Overland Park Family Dental offers porcelain veneers, and we can change the way your smile looks in any way you desire. From aligned teeth to a whiter smile, our dental team can give you a natural-looking smile that will boost your confidence.

We also have affordable payment options for your convenience. Please contact our office to learn more and schedule a consultation. We look forward to restoring your smile!

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