Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

Model showing a porcelain dental veneer being placed on a tooth

Are you looking for a way to dramatically improve your smile? Porcelain veneers transform your teeth, making them whiter and covering any flaws. We’re here at Rigby Advanced Dental to answer your questions about veneers. What is the veneer process like? Are they a permanent solution?

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain casings. Porcelain is a great dental material because of its natural appearance, strength, and resistance to stains. We bond the veneers to the front part of your teeth, covering small cracks, chips, or stains. They give your teeth a beautiful, uniform appearance. Before you decide if you want to move forward, you’ll get a clear idea of what your new smile will look like thanks to realistic 3D models.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers are permanent and can’t be reversed. To fit the casing against your tooth, Dr. Shalaby and the team need to remove some of your natural tooth’s enamel. When cared for with brushing, flossing, and regular appointments to the dentist, veneers can last more than 15 years before they need to be replaced. Compared to other cosmetic treatments, veneers provide a more dramatic and longer-lasting transformation.

Caring For Veneers

How do you keep your veneers in great shape for as long as possible? While the porcelain won’t decay, the natural tooth underneath is still vulnerable. Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day and floss once a day. Mouthwash can also help fight gum disease and cavities. To stay in great oral health, avoid tobacco products. A thorough oral hygiene routine not only protects your veneers. It helps your overall health, as well.

Interested in Porcelain Veneers?

A smile makeover can boost your self-confidence. If you want to learn more about veneers and how they can transform your appearance, please contact us at our Austin office. We can answer any questions you have and get you on your way to a new smile!

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