How Often Do Veneers Need Replacing?

How Often Do Veneers Need Replacing?

Dental veneers are great for fixing various cosmetic issues. Also, they do this while giving you whiter and straighter teeth. While they offer a long-term solution, veneers are not permanent and can wear out. Veneers have an average lifespan of a decade. But with proper care, they can last up to 20 years. 

Get the veneers applied by a qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist. Following proper application, dental veneers can give you a great smile. If you want to get veneers, find out how often they need replacing. 


Chipped, Cracked, or Worn Down

If your veneers are chipped, cracked, or worn down, it is a good sign that they need replacing. Dental veneers are porcelain in nature. The material may be durable, but it is also susceptible to wear or break, especially following rough treatment. 

Protect your veneers to prolong their life. If you do not protect them, even the best application will not help. Avoid using your teeth to open bottles or to bite into hard objects.


Damaged Supporting Tooth 

If the tooth supporting the veneer decays, a replacement is necessary. Dental veneers are durable, but following damage to the natural tooth, gaps will develop and lead to inadequate support. 

The veneer can separate from the tooth underneath due to decay or gum disease. Good oral hygiene is vital when you have veneers. Keeping the teeth healthy will help protect them. 


Wrong Size Dental Veneers

If the veneers installed were of the wrong size, the dentist would have to replace them. The dentist needs to take proper measurements of your mouth to make sure that the veneers fit properly. A custom mold of the mouth will ensure that the veneers fit perfectly. If the veneers do not fit properly, they can be very painful. 


Improperly Applied Veneers

Veneers will need replacement if their application is improper since this will cause them to fall off. Proper installation will usually require filing away some of the enamel before using a bonding agent to apply the veneer. Make sure you get the procedure done at a reputable dental clinic by a good cosmetic dentist.


Consider Your Lifestyle

Some of the things you do can determine how often your veneers will need replacing. To protect them, you need to avoid smoking and tobacco products. The products stain the teeth, and they compromise your overall dental health.

Avoid using your teeth as tools to open things, and avoid foods and drinks that stain the teeth. Brush and floss daily and wear protective mouth gear when playing sports and a night guard to prevent teeth grinding. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Make sure you schedule regular visits to the dentist for cleaning and checkup. Having dental veneers applied correctly will help save you time and money. When dental veneers eventually wear out, you need to get them replaced immediately. Replacing them is like the initial installation.

To find out how often your veneers need replacing, visit Progressive Dental & Associates at our office in Matteson, Illinois. You can call (708) 980-0110 today to schedule an appointment.