How often do veneers need to be replaced?

How often do veneers need to be replaced?

How to Know When to Replace Your Dental Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are fabricated of durable material that maintains stain-resistant properties. But over time, veneers can become worn out, damaged, or no longer structurally sound. When you care for your veneers in the best possible way, these cosmetic restorations can last for up to ten years. However, they may need to be replaced more frequently if you clench or grind your teeth, develop decay on the tooth structure beneath the veneers, or have other oral health concerns.

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Signs your porcelain veneers need to be replaced

Recognizing the signs that your veneers need replacing can help ensure you don’t go a day without your smile looking its best. Some of the most noticeable indications for replacing porcelain veneers include:

. Chips, cracks, or other types of damage to the veneers

. Decay or damage to the underlying tooth structure

. Lifting of the veneer from the tooth surface

. Staining or discoloration of the dental veneers

. Gum recession that exposes the underlying root structure

. The loss of luster or light-reflecting properties of the porcelain material

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How caring for veneers can help them last

Taking proper care of your porcelain veneers can help them last for as long as possible. The following tips can allow you to maintain your veneers and keep your smile looking its best:

  1. Brush at least twice each day with a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. This, along with daily flossing, helps minimize the accumulation of plaque, tartar, and tooth stain.
  2. Keep up with routine cleaning and exam visits. Along with polishing your veneers, our team can screen for damage or other issues that may impact the condition of your restorations.
  3. Avoid clenching or grinding your teeth. If you feel you may be engaging in these habits, talk with our dentists about wearing a custom night guard.
  4. Do not chew on pens, ice, your fingernails, or other foreign objects. Doing so can chip, break, or otherwise damage your porcelain veneers.
  5. Protect your teeth during sports. If you work out or play sports, an athletic mouth guard can help prevent damage to your veneers, should a mouth or facial injury occur.



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