Are Dental Veneers Permanent?

In our quest for the perfect smile, we often encounter a variety of dental solutions. One of the most popular cosmetic options is dental veneers. But are they permanent? Let's dive in and find out.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells made from porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of your teeth. They're designed to mimic the natural appearance of your teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. Dental veneers are often used to fix discolored, worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, or uneven teeth. They can also be used to close minor gaps between teeth. The process of getting veneers typically involves three trips to the dentist – one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

One of the most common questions we get asked at Overhill Dental is, "Are dental veneers permanent?" While veneers are not considered a lifetime solution, they are long-lasting. On average, dental veneers last between 10 to 15 years. However, their lifespan can be influenced by several factors, including the quality of the veneer, the skill of the dentist, and how well you take care of them. 

How to Make Your Dental Veneers Last Longer

To extend the lifespan of your dental veneers, it's important to maintain good oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and regular dental check-ups can help keep your veneers in top shape. Avoiding hard foods and not using your teeth as tools can also prevent chipping or cracking your veneers. Additionally, if you grind or clench your teeth at night, you may need to wear a night guard to protect your veneers.

The Benefits of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers offer several benefits. They provide a natural tooth appearance and are stain-resistant. They're also a more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape; they don't require the extensive shaping that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative. 

Are Dental Veneers Right for You?

Determining if dental veneers are right for you requires a consultation with a dental professional. At Overhill Dental, Dr. Alexaundrea Smith will assess your oral health and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine if veneers are the best option for you. 

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Ready to transform your smile with dental veneers? Reach out to our friendly team at Overhill Dental. Dr. Alexaundrea Smith and the rest of the staff are here to help you achieve the smile you've always wanted with truly personalized care and advanced techniques and technology. Give us a call at (323) 296-6180 or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to helping you enhance your smile and boost your confidence with dental veneers.

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