Are Removable Veneers Possible?
Porcelain veneers are exceptionally strong, but they are not permanent. When cared for properly, you can expect dental veneers to last for about ten years. Of course, some veneers will last longer and others may need to be replaced sooner, but 10 years is the average life expectancy of porcelain veneers. But if you are not willing to make that commitment yet, removable veneers are also available to help get a feel of what you sign up for. Here we will take a look at both permanent and removable veneers and hopefully give you some idea of which one is best for you.
Dental veneers are not permanent, but the ones that are advertised as being so can typically last up to 10 – 15 years without breakages or discoloration – the longevity of dental veneers is highly reliant on the type of veneer, maintenance of veneer & the overall oral hygiene of the patient. So, it might be safe to say that some people might never need to replace them. Moreover, it should be noted that the veneering process is typically irreversible due to the fact that a small amount of enamel will need to be removed (about 1mm) from each veneered tooth in order to accommodate the placement of the veneer shell. As such, in the case a patient decides to remove a veneer, a new replacement will need to be placed.
Good oral hygiene is essential for the long-term care and longevity of veneers. Patients will be required to care for their veneers the same way they care for the rest of their natural teeth. Biting hard object such as fingernails and ice should be avoided in order to prevent breakage of the veneers.
Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining, however, composite veneers are similar to normal teeth in that they are susceptible to staining, as such, patients with composite veneers should avoid eating & drinking teeth-staining foods & beverages, such as tea, coffee and red wine.
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How To Increase the Longevity of Veneers?
How long do veneers last? In order to get the most out of dental veneers, it all boils down to understanding how to better take care of them. Here are some simple tips to better care for your veneers:
. Don’t Bite Hard Objects: Never use your natural or veneered teeth to bite onto hard objects as doing so could damage the veneers.
. Regular Brushing & Flossing: Patients should be diligent when it comes maintaining their oral health by regularly brushing, flossing and cleaning their teeth. Additionally, patients should remember to check in with their dentists once every six months or whenever any issues are experienced.
. Avoid Teeth Grinding: Patients who have a habit of grinding or clenching their teeth may be recommended a bite guard to wear at night to prevent damage to dental veneers.
Not ready for the process involved for permanent veneers? Removable veneers, also known as Snap-on veneers, are an option that may be right for some. Permanent veneers can require multiple dental visits and come at a considerable cost. Removable veneers avoid many of these downsides but are not recommended without the approval of a dental professional.
Removable veneers, also known as Snap-On veneers, can give you a completely new smile by hiding your original teeth. This option allows you to cover missing teeth, stains, gaps, and imperfections. You can remove these when desired, like an athlete taking out their mouthguard after a game.
. Prefabricated sets: Manufacturers create these sets without consideration of your teeth or bite. Often the cheapest and least durable option.
. Custom-made: Laboratories craft these after being sent an impression of your teeth from a dental professional or at-home kit. These provide a personalized fit but are more expensive.
Important note: There is not yet adequate research to support the safe and effective use of removable veneers. If this sounds appealing, schedule an appointment with your dental professional and ask if they're a good fit for your dental health.
About Iranian Surgery
Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best dentists in Iran. The price of Veneers in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.
For more information about the cost of Veneers in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.