• Porcelain Veneers Lifespan and Replacement

    Porcelain Veneers Lifespan and Replacement

    Porcelain veneers come by their reputation as the Cadillacs of cosmetic dentistry treatments naturally. They look and feel remarkably natural, and they conceal a variety of aesthetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, and stains, while blending in beautifully to nearly any smile. Perhaps best of all, they are highly durable. When crafted from the highest-grade porcelain to fit precisely over each individual tooth by a cosmetic dentist with the skill and experience of Dr. Christy Savas, veneers can last for a decade or longer.

    Nevertheless, even the most exquisitely crafted porcelain veneers will eventually need to be replaced. During initial consultations between Dr. Savas and his patients at his office in Worcester, porcelain veneers replacement is discussed in detail so that patients will be able to make confident, informed decisions regarding their treatment. Porcelain veneers are intended to be a long-term, yet temporary solution to aesthetically flawed teeth. However, because some of the tooth’s natural enamel must be removed in order to accommodate the veneer, that tooth can never again go back to its “naked” state. When a porcelain veneer reaches the end of its lifespan, it must be replaced.

    For most of our patients, the lengthy but ultimately limited lifespan of porcelain veneers is an acceptable trade-off for a gorgeous, healthy, natural-looking smile. Will you arrive at the same decision? The best way to find out is to meet with Dr. Savas at his state-of-the-art dental office for a confidential, one-on-one consultation.

    The Longevity of Porcelain Veneers

    From dental implants to tooth-colored fillings, Dr. Savas uses materials of only the finest quality in every treatment he offers, and porcelain veneers are no different. As a patient of Dr. Savas’, you can expect your porcelain veneers to last for years, possibly even longer than a decade. Part of the responsibility for ensuring the longevity of your veneers, however, will rest with you. You must brush and floss your teeth regularly and carefully, so as not to dislodge your veneers – in addition to visiting our office twice a year for check-ups. Chewing on ice, pen caps, and even your fingernails is a strict no-no. While you won’t have to restrict your diet necessarily, common sense should be exercised in choosing the foods you eat. Chewy and sticky foods should be kept to a minimum.

    If you sense that one of your veneers has become loose, contact Dr. Savas right away. It may be possible for him to make repairs to the loose veneer rather than having to replace it with a new one, depending on its age and condition.

    Replacing Porcelain Veneers

    Eventually, your porcelain veneers will have to be replaced, regardless of how well you take care of them. When you are in need of replacement veneers, you won’t have to go through the tooth preparation stage again as your teeth will already have been prepared. You’ll simply have to wear a temporary set of veneers while your replacement veneers are being manufactured. Once your new veneers have been placed, they will provide you with years of use, just as your original veneers did.

    Learn More about the Replacement of Porcelain Veneers

    To learn more about the lifespan of porcelain veneers and their eventual need for replacement, please contact the cosmetic dentistry practice of Dr. Christy Savas today.

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