If you hide your smile due to cosmetic defects, you may be thinking about making veneers look and feel better when you connect with other people. This is a big investment, so it's natural to have some concerns. We are often asked if veneers ruin their natural teeth. A dental veneer by itself doesn't damage your teeth.
Even so, there are long-term considerations. A porcelain veneer is meant to last a long time. It is difficult to remove or replace. A composite veneer is not designed to last forever and can be easily removed.
The good news is that neither dental veneers nor bonding material can damage your natural teeth. Veneers are a great option when you want to enhance the natural beauty of your smile and are more conservative than some alternatives, such as crowns. However, it is important to note that dental veneers are considered permanent, since a thin layer of enamel must be removed in order to adhere them. If your veneers have lost their shine, your cosmetic dentist can restore your confidence through a beautiful smile.
The dentist begins by carefully removing existing dental work so that the process does not damage the underlying teeth. Traditionally, veneer fixation required filing of natural teeth, leaving little tooth structure. Not all veneer sets last the same amount of time, but the average lifespan is 10 to 15 years. Modern veneers are made of porcelain, which means they are stain resistant; however, small scratches can appear on the surface of the veneers from daily wear and tear or from abrasive oral care products.
Dental veneers, ceramic or composite veneers that fit over teeth to restore damage or make cosmetic corrections, are a long-lasting and long-lasting treatment, but eventually need to be replaced. Veneers are an excellent solution to improve the appearance of your teeth through a minimally invasive procedure. Usually, these thin porcelain sheets last up to ten years before you have to replace them with a new set. This involves removing a thin layer of tooth enamel and using dental adhesive to attach custom porcelain veneers to teeth.