Can Porcelain Veneers Be Damaged?

Porcelain veneers are a great option for those looking to enhance their smiles. We love helping our patients walk out of our office with a renewed sense of confidence and a glowing smile. If you’re curious about how long they last and whether or not they may be a good option for you, we’d like to share some information on what you can expect and how long your veneers will last.

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What Are Veneers?

Veneers are a cosmetic and restorative enhancement to teeth. They are made from a composite of porcelain and resin and made to fit your natural tooth perfectly, both in appearance and feel. There are a number of reasons our patients receive veneers. They are beneficial for anyone with tooth discoloration, or teeth that are chipped, broken, crowded or misshapen. Although the procedure takes time and money, it is invaluable for those who are looking for straighter, whiter, and stronger smiles.

How Long Do They Last?

Although veneers are strong and permanent, it is possible to damage them. Just like natural teeth, they can be knocked out of the mouth due to injury, or cracked when biting down on something hard. It is for this reason, that we recommend that those who get veneers be as careful as they would be with their natural teeth. It’s also of the utmost importance to keep up good dental hygiene. While the veneers themselves may not become damaged, it’s still possible for gum disease and gingivitis to endanger the foundation of the tooth.

If Your Veneers Are Damaged

Don’t panic. We can help. We can always replace veneers when they are damaged. Although it’s an inconvenience for you, we’ll be sure to make your experience as quick and easy as possible, and get your smile back in no time.

If you’re considering getting veneers, contact us today! We can schedule a consultation to let you know what your options are. Getting the smile of your dreams is easier than you think. Let’s talk about making it a reality!

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