How To Know When It’s Time To Replace Your Veneers
Veneers patients can attest to the plethora of ways in which their smile has been improved. Assuming they’ve taken care of their veneers, they can also attest to how long veneers can last without experiencing any damage. However, the combination of time and use can take a toll on your veneers, leading to their replacement. Whether you received your veneers from the Advanced Dental Care team or not, our team will be happy to restore your veneers back to perfection. read on about what you can expect from the replacement process!
Why Your Veneers Might Need Replacement
Although porcelain veneers are very robust, time and use combined will ultimately lead to replacement. However, certain types of damage will shorten this timeline. Some of these types of damage include:
- Chips and cracks
- Gradual wear and tear
- Tooth decay
- Dissatisfaction with prior veneers
The Process of Replacement
The replacement process is very similar to the initial treatment process. The primary difference is that no enamel needs to be removed for replacement, since an adequate amount has already been removed for the original veneers. Instead, your dentist will remove the initial veneer as if it were a layer of tooth tissue, before taking a new impression.
Using our advanced on-site equipment, the impressions will be scanned and a digital model of the new veneer will be created. Over the next hour, the veneer will be crafted from porcelain to the computer’s specifications. Once ready, we will test the fit and will be permanently cemented on.
Upon leaving our office, you will be able to eat, smile and talk normally once again!
Let Us Examine Your Smile!
Just like your natural teeth, veneers require routine exams and cleanings to ensure their continued health. With regular exams, you can prevent decay, discoloration, and other risk factors to your veneers, while keeping an eye on the projected lifespan of your restorations. Contact our office to schedule your next appointment with us!