Are porcelain veneers permanent?
Because your teeth withstand a lot of daily wear and tear, there’s no dental restoration that is considered to be permanent. At Garden Springs Dental, we create durable dental crowns, bridges, and porcelain veneers by using long-lasting, premium materials—but we will need to replace all of them eventually.
Porcelain veneers in Lexington, KY are ultra-thin shells of ceramic or porcelain that our dentists bond to the front surface of a tooth, and they can last as long as ten years if you care for them correctly. That means being conscientious with brushing and flossing, avoiding foods that could chip your veneers, and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for dental exams and cleanings.
There’s also another factor to think about when considering porcelain veneers. Since adding the veneer to your tooth also adds a bit of bulk, we must compensate by removing a thin layer of dental enamel. This way, when your dental veneers are in place, they will blend naturally with surrounding teeth for a natural appearance.
Your smile will look symmetrical and beautiful with porcelain veneers, but since we alter your tooth, wearing them is a lifetime commitment. If you would like similar results to veneers without changing your real teeth, ask us about cosmetic dental bonding, a conservative alternative to veneers.
If you have other questions about porcelain veneers, please call our cosmetic dentists in Lexington, KY to schedule a convenient appointment.