Porcelain Veneers have skyrocketed in popularity since clients have found out that a smile makeover can be affordable and long lasting! Our team is going to explain the longevity of Porcelain Veneers and why, if you decide to get them, it’s a permanent decision.
What are they made of?
Porcelain Veneers, as alluded in their name, are made from high quality IPS E-max which is a form of ceramic. It makes the Veneer strong, durable and creates a natural smile.
Are Veneers Reversible?
Porcelain Veneers can be removed and replaced with new veneers, however, you are not able to have your veneers removed and go back to natural teeth again. This is due to the way your teeth are prepared prior to having the veneers fitted. Our Cosmetic Dentist must first remove a thin layer of your enamel to make room for the veneers. This process is not harmful to the teeth as the Porcelain Veneer will provide a layer of protection over it.
However, if you remove the veneers from your teeth, the minimal enamel will be unable to provide you the protection you require on your teeth to prevent rapid tooth decay and nerve pain.
How long do Veneers last?
If performed by a Cosmetic Dentist like what we offer here at CosMediSmile, high quality Porcelain Veneers will generally last between 10-20 years.
Only in rare cases where tooth grinding, injury or chipping occurs may our clients require replacement earlier than this time frame. To achieve the most out of your Porcelain Veneers, appropriate cleaning and dental check ups are required.
If you’re interested in dental Veneers or any other dental treatment at our Clinics on the Gold Coast, please fill out our Online Assessment Form and we can organise a FREE Cosmetic Dentistry recommendation.