Are Veneers Permanent?

If you are interested in getting veneers in Fort Mill and making your smile brighter, fuller, and more aligned, Luck Family Dental is the practice for you! In this blog, we’ll answer this question and give you all the basic information you need to know about veneers. 

If you’re considering getting veneers, you have to know that the procedure is not reversible. In this sense, veneers are, indeed, permanent. The lifespan of veneers, however, is between 10 and 15 years, or even more if they are taken care of properly. But if your veneers fall off or get chips and cracks, you will need to replace them with new veneers. 

The reason why you can’t reverse the procedure is that the dentist will file down a layer of your enamel before bonding the veneers to your teeth. As enamel won’t regenerate, it will always need a layer of protection.

What are the Benefits of Veneers?

An alternative to veneers is getting crowns. Dental crowns are prosthetic tooth caps that are bonded to your natural tooth after a layer of the enamel is removed. For this procedure, a significant amount of the enamel is removed all around the tooth. In comparison, when you get veneers, only the front part of the tooth is filed down, leaving more of the natural tooth structure intact. 

For some cosmetic dental treatments, crowns are absolutely necessary, especially if the tooth is too damaged to support veneers. But if your tooth is still in good condition, we may recommend veneers. 

What to Expect When Getting Veneers

Before you get veneers, your dentist will assess your dental health, and determine what problems need to be taken care of. You will communicate about your needs and the result you are expecting, and the dentist will explain what can and cannot be done. You can browse portfolios of before and after pictures, and your dentist can even run a simulation of the result, based on a 3D model of your teeth.

After the treatment plan is in place and the details of the procedures have been communicated to you, you can get your temporary veneers in just one visit. During this visit, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and order the permanent veneers from the laboratory. When they are done, your temporary veneers will be replaced with the permanent ones. 

Book an Appointment Today!

Dr. Leah Luck and the team at Luck Family Dental are experienced and well-versed in dental cosmetic procedures and will guide you through the whole process to getting your ideal smile.

Contact us for more information or for booking a preliminary consultation before getting veneers. 

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