how often do veneers need to be replaced

How Often Do Veneers Need To Be Replaced?

When pursuing top-quality dental care, it’s only fair and healthy to look for the details regarding any service you want. For example, although veneers may provide a beautiful smile, do you know how long veneers last? If they need replacement at any point, how often do veneers need to be replaced?

Palm Beach Gardens’ trusted dentist, Mark L. Civin, D.D.S., P.A., and his industry-leading team ensure you know what you can about any dental procedure. Read more to learn the importance of a veneer maintenance schedule and how you can plan to take continued care of your teeth.

What Are Veneers?

You may have heard of veneers from TikTok or other social media sites as the procedure has grown more popular. Still, what are they, and how do they help your teeth?

Veneers refer to the thin shells of medical-grade porcelain a dentist can bond to the front of your existing teeth. Specialists shape them to look like teeth with a whiteness level at your preference. Then, throughout two to three visits, the Civin office team removes a small amount of tooth enamel to allow the veneers to stick to your teeth and fit in your mouth with little to no issues.

Why Would Anyone Get Veneers?

Never underestimate the power of a good smile! However, some clients may feel they cannot get their teeth in shape through usual dental care. Many people who look to get veneers have some form of tooth damage that may be too expensive for them to resolve otherwise:

  • Teeth gaps
  • Uneven teeth
  • Teeth discoloration
  • Teeth in odd shapes
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Chipped or broken teeth

Not only do veneers help cover tooth imperfections, but they do not require much special care. You mostly need to brush your teeth, floss daily, and avoid using your mouth as a tool, such as to open cans or bottles. Although the durability of veneers can withstand most common objects teeth encounter, we wouldn’t suggest stress-testing them beyond usual use.

When Does Someone Need To Replace Their Veneers?

When asking, “How often do veneers need to be replaced,” you should consider that veneers are about as tough as teeth in general. However, unlike natural teeth, veneers stick to the front of existing teeth with specialized glue. Over time, that glue wears down, even without additional stress on your teeth.

Therefore, if you keep your veneers safe, you can expect a veneer lifespan of 10 to 20 years. That lifespan can shorten if you drink or eat foods that stain your teeth, use your teeth as a tool, or do not consistently care for your oral health.

Timing for Veneer Replacement: When To Change Early

Veneer replacement frequency generally shouldn’t exceed every 10 to 20 years after your initial procedure. However, note these signs in case you need to replace them earlier:

  • Your veneers have chipped, cracked, or worn down
  • Your current veneers do not stick to your teeth properly
  • Your current veneers are too large or small for your mouth
  • Tooth decay has worsened the underlying teeth, causing veneers to loosen

Choose a cosmetic dentist you can trust from the start to help you avoid needing to replace your veneers before necessary. You also should maintain high-quality dental care at home, such as brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and using soft-bristle toothbrushes.

Dental Care You Can Trust

Mark L. Civin, D.D.S., P.A., has over 20 years of experience in the dental care industry, providing cosmetic and practical dental treatments. We seek to demystify oral medicine so you can have a better smile and a happier life. Our fellow Palm Beach Gardens neighbors have consistently rated our services highly because of our customer care and thorough treatment plans.

Are you still wondering, “How often do veneers need to be replaced,” or struggling with veneers with crooked teeth? Call Dr. Civin at 561-624-2224 or visit our contact page to schedule your appointment today.

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