Reasons for Porcelain Veneers Replacement
Porcelain veneers are meant to make your smile look and feel its best. While porcelain veneers are designed to last South Ogden patients for years with proper maintenance and care, they may still need to be replaced at some point in time for various reasons. Here are the most common reasons your porcelain veneers may need to be replaced.
Reasons For Veneer Replacement
While most porcelain veneer last well over 10 years, replacement may be required for a number of different reasons:
- Veneers have become stained or yellowed. While porcelain is fairly stain-resistant, certain foods and drinks can cause your veneers to become discolored. As with natural teeth, coffee and red wine can greatly affect the color of your veneers. For the majority of porcelain veneer patients, a visit to the cosmetic dentist for a professional cleaning or whitening treatment is enough to restore veneers to their original color. However, in some cases a thorough cleaning is not enough to remove the staining, and veneers will need to be replaced.
- Veneers get damaged. Through improper care or injury, porcelain veneers may get chipped or cracked. Also, chewing hard items such as ice, hard candy, or even pen caps can potentially damage your veneers. Once veneers become damaged, the only option is to replace them all together.
- Patients are unhappy with initial results. While most people are thrilled with the results of their initial veneer treatment, some people find they are unhappy with their final results. If you find you are not satisfied with your veneers treatment, you can talk to your cosmetic dentist about replacing your veneers to correct the original ones, or you can seek out a different cosmetic dentist to completely redo your porcelain veneers.
- Patients develop decay in surrounding natural teeth. Even though your veneers are long-lasting, the natural teeth surrounding them are still susceptible to decay. That is why it is important to practice good oral hygiene after you have your veneers in place to maintain overall health of your mouth. If your teeth do happen to experience decay, your veneers will need to be removed to get rid of the decay and then replaced.
Fortunately, veneer replacement can be avoided simply by practicing good oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing twice daily and regularly scheduling visits to the dentist for routine maintenance. Daily maintenance for your veneers as well as for your natural teeth can keep your mouth healthy and looking its best for years.
Learn More about Veneer Replacement
Porcelain veneers are a safe, natural-looking option that is meant to be long lasting. However, certain circumstances such as staining, damage, or decay may result in the need to replace your veneers. Fortunately, through proper oral care, you can help prolong the life of your porcelain veneers. If you would like to receive more information on porcelain veneers or you need your existing veneers replaced, contact the professionals at South Ogden Smiles.