A perfectly placed set of dental veneers in the smile zone can give you a stunning smile. They are the best for revamping dental aesthetics because they can deal with various cosmetic dental issues. That’s why they are among the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments.
On the flip side, dental veneers cannot last forever, so they will need to be replaced from time to time. You will need to visit our cosmetic dentist for dental veneer replacement if you desire to maintain a gorgeous smile.
But before we know how often you can replace a veneer, let’s get more acquainted with the dental veneer procedure.
What Happens During the Veneer Procedure?
Tooth veneers are smart tooth prosthetics that cover the tooth’s front surface. They are made from tooth-colored porcelain shells that are super-thin to be bonded over prepped teeth.
They are a relatively affordable dental restoration that can give you a smile makeover in a heartbeat. The procedure is straightforward and pain-free.
Here’s what happens:
The first appointment is always about getting to know you and what you need. It’s the opportunity to express your dental issue and what you wish out of the treatment. Our cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills will review your options to help you land the option that suits your needs.
You will be eligible for tooth veneers if you have:
- Crooked teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Severely stained teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Irregularly-shaped teeth
Our dentist will examine your teeth, meaning dental x-rays and tooth impressions may be needed.
After the discussion and oral examination, our dentist will proceed by reshaping the teeth to create more space for the veneers. You and our dentist will be better placed to determine whether there is a need to numb the area for this procedure.
Our dentist will make a model of the tooth and then send it out to the dental lab to help create the veneers. Creating the veneers will take about two to four weeks. But in the meantime, our dentist will place temporary veneers to protect the teeth while you wait for your permanent ones.
Bonding is the final stage of the dental veneer procedure. Our dentist will place the veneers on your teeth to examine their color and how it fits, repeatedly trimming and shaping them to achieve the proper fit.
Once the perfect fit has been achieved, our dentist will clean, polish, and etch your teeth to roughen the teeth to make the bond sturdy. Then, our dentist will apply special cement to the veneer. The veneer will be placed on the tooth and positioned properly. Afterward, the teeth will be exposed to light to enhance the cement curing.
Our dentist will remove the excess cement and check your bite to ensure everything is okay.
How Are Teeth Prepped for Veneers?
Before getting dental veneers, our dentist will have to prep your teeth. In other words, your teeth must be shaped by removing some of the enamel to accommodate the veneer.
The amount removed is equivalent to the size of veneer you will use. The amount of prep work that our cosmetic dentist will do also depends on the position of the teeth and the method used.
Local anesthesia is an option, especially if your teeth are sensitive. After administering the local anesthesia, our dentist will remove some of the enamel.
Prepping the teeth is an irreversible procedure since tooth enamel never grows back. So, there’s no turning back if you go for tooth veneers.
When Should You Replace Your Dental Veneers?
Porcelain veneers will adorn your smile for seven to fifteen years. You can prolong their lifespan if your oral hygiene is excellent, you don’t bite into the hard stuff, and you maintain regular dental visits.
Irrespective of how well you care for them, there will come a time when you will need to replace them.
So, this is how you can tell that you need to replace your veneers:
- Your gums are pulling back
- The veneers are cracked or chipped
- They are uncomfortable to wear
- The underlying tooth is unhealthy
- The veneers are dark
How Often Can You Replace Your Veneers?
Veneers are still subjected to normal wear and will need replacement. However, our dentist will always have to check the state of your enamel to ascertain whether it is time to replace the veneers. Your enamel’s state determines how often our dentist can replace the veneers.
Contact us at Smile Atelier Beverly Hills for dental veneer replacement.