Porcelain veneers can help improve the appearance of your smile. However, this cosmetic dentistry solution is not permanent. Throughout the lifespan of your porcelain veneers, you may need to replace some of them to protect your smile from further complication. But how, exactly, do you replace porcelain veneers?
Only an experienced cosmetic dentist can fit you for your porcelain veneers, and replace them properly to restore your smile. Dr. John Schmid has the experience, training and knowledge necessary to help you get the smile you want to achieve.
If you're in the Austin area and would like to learn more about replacing your veneers, give our office a call at 512-329-5967 to schedule your initial consultation.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years. Fortunately, porcelain veneers do not require any special care. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene practices and follow specific instructions from your dentist, including brushing and flossing, your veneers will continue to deliver a dazzling smile for years to come. However, at some point, they will need to be replaced.
Because there are modifications made to the underlying teeth as a part of the initial veneer placement process, your veneers will have to be replaced if they become damaged.
Porcelain veneers may have to be replaced for various reasons, including:
- The veneers are uncomfortably large for your mouth
- Worn down over time
- Chipped or cracked
- Veneers dislodge or fall off
Fortunately, the veneer replacement procedure is quite similar to the initial placement. After removing the veneers from your natural teeth and removing as much of the bonding material as possible, your cosmetic dentist will simply take an impression and create a new veneer to fit your smile. Then, the new veneer will be bonded to your existing tooth, just like the veneer before it.
In some instances, the natural tooth underneath the veneer may be causing the problem. In these cases, the veneer will be removed and replaced with a full dental crown.
How Dr. John Schmid Can Help
If you believe your porcelain veneers need to be replaced, Dr. Schmid can help. With years of experience and training, he will utilize advanced technology and techniques to deliver exceptional results.
If you are considering cosmetic dentistry options to improve or restore your smile, we offer various treatment options, including:
To fully determine which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you, we will meet with you in person to discuss your oral healthcare goals and needs. Together, we will work to create your personalized treatment plan to make sure you get the beautiful smile you want to achieve.
Contact Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry
If you're in the Austin area, Dr. Schmid and our experienced dental staff can help you. To learn more about your porcelain veneer replacement options, give our office a call at 512-329-5967 to schedule your initial consultation with our cosmetic dentist.