How Permanent Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are a very popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can transform the appearance of your smile. These thin, typically porcelain covers are attached to the outer faces of the teeth to cover a range of imperfections and improve the uniformity of your smile. The fitting process is minimally invasive and can be performed in just two appointments. This makes veneers a quick and effective way to improve the shape, color, and position of your teeth without surgery.

Addressing Cosmetic Dental Problems


Veneers can be used to address a variety of cosmetic dental issues. These include the following:

  • Chips and cracks

  • Stains and discoloration

  • Teeth that are set back from the others

  • Small gaps between the teeth

At your consultation, the dentist will be able to advise on whether veneers are the right treatment to correct any worries you may have. Each veneer is bespoke, created specifically for each tooth to ensure the perfect size and shape to cover the natural tooth. They are even glazed in a shade that matches your existing teeth. This makes veneers so discreet that it can be impossible to tell you have anything other than a perfectly natural and healthy smile.

How Permanent Are Veneers?


Veneers are designed to be permanent and remain in place for the rest of your life. When you get veneers, part of the process will involve removing some of the natural enamel on the outer faces of your teeth. This is done for two reasons. The first is that removing some of the enamel ensures the veneer’s placement without it sticking past the natural tooth site, preventing it from looking abnormally thick. The second reason is that removing some of the natural tooth enamel provides a rougher surface which is easier for the veneer to adhere to.

How Long Do Veneers Last?


Although veneers are designed to be permanent, a single or set of veneers will only last so long before they become loose, wear out or break. If you pick a provider that offers quality veneers and carries out the treatment to the highest standards, your veneers should last between 10 and 20 years with great care. This means brushing and flossing them to remove plaque that may form on them and spread onto the gums to keep them looking healthy.

For more information on veneers, visit Hamlin Modern Dentistry at our office in Winter Garden, Florida. You can also call (407) 993-6370 to schedule an appointment today.

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