Unhappy With Your Veneers? Learn How Easy It Is To Replace Them
Veneers function as a new front surface and are fitted over your original set of teeth. Veneers are usually made from ceramic or porcelain and are used for repairing chipped, broken, discolored, or uneven teeth.
Even though veneers are made from highly resilient materials, constant wear and tear can take a toll on its outer appearance. Your veneers are likely to sustain damage after a long period of time (10+ years), in these cases it is best to replace your old and replace with a new set of veneers.
Some of the factors that contribute to veneer damage include:
Tooth decay: If any of your teeth develop a sudden decay, the dentist will remove any restoration so that the underlying dental issue can be treated. Once the treatment has been completed, a new veneer will have to be created and placed.
Chips or cracks: Your veneers could also be damaged when exposed to harsh conditions. A sudden impact, such as an injury or accident could cause your veneers to chip or crack.
Staining: Veneers are likely to get discolored with time. Even though they are made from resistant dental materials, there are chances of discoloration over time. Some of the top causes of veneer discoloration are lack of hygiene and tobacco use.
Gradual wear: If you have been using your veneers for a long period, they are likely to suffer from gradual wear and tear.
The Replacement Process
The replacement process for veneers comprises of the following steps:
The first step is to remove the original veneer.
Our dentists will then proceed to take the impression of the tooth; this is then sent to our lab where the new veneer will be created.
Once the new veneer is created, you will be called back for a second appointment and be given a temporary veneer to cover the tooth and fill out your smile.
The veneer will then be placed over your tooth and evaluated for fit. If the fit is good and comfortable, it will be permanently cemented onto the tooth.
The entire process is usually completed in a week or two. The time is dependent upon how long it takes the lab to create your veneer and once this is completed you will be able to resume your day-to-day activities without any complications.
Maintaining Your Veneers
Veneers are constructed to be strong and durable, however, it is necessary to maintain your oral hygiene regularly. This will ensure that your veneers are in good condition for a longer period.
Some of the tips to retain your veneers are:
Drink water regularly to wash away food particles, or any debris that is left in the mouth.
Wear a mouthguard while playing contact sports.
Do not use your teeth to open bottles or other items.
Wear a nightguard if you suffer from teeth grinding (bruxism).
Veneers are mostly strong and durable and can easily last for several years. However, with time, even veneers are subject to stain, chip and crack. When you feel like your veneer has worn out and needs replacement, make sure to approach a dental clinic and have it replaced. The entire process is very simple and a qualified cosmetic dentist can replace your worn out veneers with new ones, in-order to enhance your beautiful smile.