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Are Veneers Permanent?

March 3, 2022
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Posted By: Ryan Rupert
Are Veneers Permanent

Veneers are a popular solution for people looking to enhance the look of their smile. However, there are a lot of misunderstandings about the procedure, and it’s important to understand exactly what you might be getting yourself into.

If you’re interested in getting veneers, you are most likely concerned with their lifespan. A simple description of this type of treatment will just claim that they are permanent. However, the answer is a bit more complicated than that.

Robinson Township Smiles has prepared a short guide to help you understand veneers and how long they actually last.

Veneers Are a Permanent Procedure

Veneers are a type of dental prosthetic that gets bonded to the natural surface of your teeth. To make sure they bond properly the dentist will shave a thin layer of the enamel to create a rough surface texture, then apply the veneers on top.

Unlike other tissues of the human body, enamel does not regenerate or grow back. As a result, getting veneers is a permanent procedure because if you want to take them off or they break, you will either need a new pair or opt for another dental cosmetic procedure. You will not be able to go back to your natural teeth.

The layer that will be shaved is not very thick, and it’s even thinner with Lumineers, so the procedure will not affect your oral health negatively.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers are extremely durable and can last for a long time, even as much as 10 years or more. However, you should know that veneers are not indestructible, and their average lifespan is heavily influenced by a number of factors, such as nutrition, oral health habits, and even some lifestyle choices.

But with the right care, you can enjoy your veneers for a long time. Here are some tips on how to properly take care of your veneers:

  • Brush your teeth at least 2 times a day, preferably after every meal;
  • Drink plenty of water to cleanse the mouth of food particles;
  • Avoid highly staining foods;
  • Don’t grind your teeth and be mindful when eating tough foods;
  • See your dentist regularly for check-ups.

How to Find Out If Veneers Are Right for You

Veneers are a great option to address several cosmetic issues with teeth, from discoloration to stains, gaps, and more. However, the only way to know for sure if veneers are right for you is to talk to a dentist. You will need to sit through a consultation so that the dentist can inspect your current oral health and determine whether veneers or another cosmetic procedure suits you.

Robinson Township Smiles can help you make an informed decision and provide you with the best dental services that will help you achieve the smile you deserve!

To get started, book an appointment with Dr. Ryan Rupert today!

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