Why Would You Need To Change Your Porcelain Veneers?


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Why Would You Need To Change Your Porcelain Veneers?

What would be the need to remove veneers?

This is a very popular question when it comes to veneers. Just like any other dental procedure, veneers have a lifespan, and while porcelain veneers can last up to 15-20 years, you may need to replace them. This will also allow you to change anything you don’t like about your existing veneers. Is it possible to effortlessly remove veneers? Veneers should only be removed by your dentist, who will use a specific instrument to cut through your veneer, revealing your natural tooth underneath. To replace them, they will simply re-prepare your teeth for veneers and begin designing your new smile, which will be fitted shortly after.

To begin, what exactly are veneers?

Composite veneers (also known as resin veneers) and porcelain veneers are the two types of veneers available. Porcelain veneers, often known as permanent veneers, have the longest lifespan of any veneer material. Porcelain veneers, as previously indicated, can last up to 15-20 years if properly cared for, however, composite veneers are expected to last around 5 years. We'll be talking about porcelain veneers and how to replace them with fresh porcelain veneers or crowns in this blog.

What are the reasons for needing your veneers removed or changed?
  1. The simplest and most obvious reason is that they've just stayed too long! Porcelain veneers are extremely durable, however, even porcelain deteriorates with time and needs to be replaced. You might find that your veneers are broken or chipped. If you've had them for a long time, this is a hint that they need to be replaced.
  2. The teeth underneath are decayed. Porcelain veneers are firmly attached to the front surface of the tooth, but they might come loose from time to time, allowing bacteria to accumulate behind them. If this happens and you notice you have a loose veneer, talk to your dentist about it. They might be able to fix it before you have to get a new one. It's also possible that tooth decay will necessitate more substantial treatment, such as a crown.
  3. Your gums have started to recede. When your gums recede and you have porcelain veneers, it can be evident where the veneer begins and the gum ends, exposing bare tooth surface area. People dislike this since their tooth and veneer colours are unlikely to match. You can have your veneers re-fitted to accommodate the recession, and your dentist can use the same forms to maintain your smile looking natural while also lengthening it. It's also worth mentioning that if your gums are pushing back or receding, you should see your dentist find out why. This is more common in people who have poor dental hygiene, gingivitis, or gum disease.
How much does it cost to replace a veneer?

The cost of veneers varies depending on which dentist you see. Porcelain veneers cost anywhere from around £700, this price will differ at different dental practices for many different reasons. Because the same design, preparation, and production procedures will be followed, having your veneers reinstalled will normally cost the same as beginning over.

When it comes to replacing your veneers, we recommend contacting the practice that originally installed them or conducting a simple Google search for dental veneers near me. From there, you may begin researching local providers to determine which one best suits your needs. Always read the dentist's reviews to get a sense of how the practice operates! We recommend always ensuring you have a test drive of your new smile to make sure you are comfortable with the shapes and shade before your final smile is fitted!


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