Porcelain veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry consisting of thin ceramic shells that are fixed to the fronts of teeth in order to naturally conceal aesthetic problems such as cracks, chips, or stains.
With the proper care, porcelain veneers can last Charleston patients up to several decades. However, there are instances in which the veneer will not only need to be repaired, but all together replaced.
The reasons for having to replace porcelain veneers vary and can be related to accidents, poor quality dental work, or unrelated dental issues that can affect the veneer.
Veneers can potentially have a significantly long lifespan if applied and cared for properly. It is important to find a qualified dentist who can be trusted to give you quality care and results. Other ways to ensure your veneers last as long as possible include the following:
The porcelain veneers replacement procedure follows a slightly different process than the initial treatment. First, the dentist will remove the damaged veneers and bonding material. Next, new impressions will be taken of the teeth and gums. These impressions will be sent to the dental lab that will fabricate the new veneers. Temporary veneers will then be placed while the new veneers are made. Once the final veneers are crafted, the patient will return to the dentist’s office to have them cemented into place.
To find out if your porcelain veneers need to be replaced, contact Charleston Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, LLC.