Veneers are considered a permanent cosmetic procedure. They need a thin layer of enamel to be removed from your teeth prior to placement and are bonded to the remaining tooth structure with cement. For this reason, only a trained dental professional can make repairs or adjustments to your veneers. Otherwise, you may damage your tooth.
The lifespan of your veneer depends on the type you choose, and your veneers will eventually need to be repaired or replaced just like any other dental work. Composite veneers can last up to 5-7 years with good at-home care. A set of porcelain or ceramic veneers will last 10-20 years or more, which is why we recommend it to our patients.
Generally, no, veneers don’t hurt. Patients who receive 2-4 porcelain or ceramic veneers typically experience little to no discomfort. However, patients who receive 8-10 veneers may experience some sensitivity or tenderness in their gums. Your dentist will take every precaution during your veneer preparation and administer local anesthetic as needed to ensure your comfort.
Veneers are used in a wide range of cosmetic flaws. They can treat chips, cracks, stains, discolorations, gaps between teeth, and worn-down enamel, instantly improving the appearance of your smile.
On average, you can expect the process of getting your ceramic or porcelain veneers to take 3-4 weeks. You’ll visit our office 2-3 times during this time, from your initial consultation to the final fitting and application.
In addition to veneers made from porcelain or ceramic, we also offer no-prep composite veneers. No-prep means that this type of veneer can be placed without removing any enamel from your tooth. The tooth-colored composite resin is sculpted directly onto your tooth by your dentist and cured, meaning that it can be done in less time than porcelain or ceramic veneers.
We offer high-quality veneers made from porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin. Each material is chosen for its strength, durability, and lifelike appearance.