Are veneers permanent?
Veneers are a beautiful and natural-looking long-term solution to a wide range of cosmetic dental problems, including chips, staining, gaps between teeth, and short or worn-down teeth. Veneers are meant to be a permanent alteration, as they require removal of some of your natural enamel to fit properly.
The Lifespan of Dental Veneers
However, no dental restoration lasts forever. The average life of a porcelain veneer is 5-10 years, with some lasting 15 years or longer. Resin veneers have a slightly shorter life on average, lasting about 5 years. Over time, veneers will be subject to wear, chipping, or cracking. Resin veneers are also very susceptible to becoming dull, especially if abrasive toothpaste is used. You can extend the life of your composite veneers by avoiding them.
Replacing Dental Veneers
Once your veneers start to become chipped, cracked, worn, or even just discolored, it's time to discuss replacing them with your Amherst dentist, Dr. Edwards. Usually, veneers can be replaced one at a time as they become worn if most of your veneers are still in good condition. If they are all suffering from their age, we can discuss a full set of replacements.
If your veneers are getting chipped, worn down, or stained, or if you are interested in a new set of veneers, contact our Amherst dental office today to schedule a consultation.