Porcelain veneers are thin fabrications that are bonded to the facial surface of the teeth in order to improve the aesthetics of the smile for our patients. Despite the fact that veneers are so thin, they are actually extremely durable. Under the right conditions, porcelain veneers can last for more than 10 years. However, at some point it will be time to consider the replacement of porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dentist Timothy Messer explains to his Memphis patients the most common reasons for porcelain veneers replacement.
With proper care, porcelain veneers should last a minimum of 10 years. Some patients are able to keep their porcelain veneers for upwards of 20 years or more. However, patients should realize that porcelain veneers are not meant to last a lifetime. Even under the most ideal conditions, porcelain veneers will need to be replaced at some point. Below are some common reasons for porcelain veneers replacement:
The best way to expand the life of porcelain veneers is to care for them just like the natural teeth. Veneers should be brushed and flossed and regular dental check-ups should be scheduled to maintain good oral health. Porcelain veneers that receive routine maintenance care are less likely to require early replacement.
If you have porcelain veneers that seem to be worn down or require replacement for any of the reasons listed above, schedule an appointment with Dr. Timothy Messer at your earliest convenience. Dr. Messer can replace worn or damaged porcelain veneers to restore luster and beauty to your smile.
I have been to several dentists in the Memphis Area and I have finally found THE ONE!! Dr. Messer is the best dentist I have ever been to. I have complete confidence in any procedure that he performs and I can't imagine ever going to any other dentist.