If you are thinking about enhancing the look of your smile, veneers must have shown up many times as an option. You are probably questioning what they actually are and if they are permanent. Look no further! In this article, we’ll explore how veneers work and find out if they are the right option for you.
Veneers are shell-like, custom-made covers for your teeth. They are natural-looking layers bonded to the outer side of your teeth, covering up common teeth imperfections for a beautiful smile.
Dental veneers are used for discolored or stained teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, misaligned and even teeth that have gaps between them.
Dental veneers are made either out of porcelain or composite resin material. The most widely used ones are the porcelain veneers as they last longer, are easier to take care of, and have a more natural look. Composite resin veneers, on the other hand, have the advantage of being less expensive.
The process of having dental veneers placed on your teeth requires some significant trimming of your natural enamel which allows the veneer to be bonded to it. As this trimming process is irreversible, this makes veneers a permanent cosmetic procedure.
And while they are permanent, they won't last forever. Veneers have a lifespan of up to 15-20 years, depending on the material they are made of, how well you cared for them, and how well they were applied, including the preparation of the natural tooth.
Porcelain veneers have a longer lifespan and can last as long as 20 years.
Composite resin veneers have a shorter lifespan that can go up to 10 years. This also depends on the care and procedures, just like with porcelain veneers.
If veneers are damaged, they need to be replaced with new ones by your dentist.
Veneers have a lot of benefits that include:
At Perkasie Dental Loft, Dr. Lindsey Cerdas is in charge of taking care of your oral health by offering preventive services as well as high-quality treatments.
Our focus is to help the patients feel heard and respected. That means that we will listen very carefully to your needs and offer personalized treatment in a relaxed and warm environment.