Are porcelain veneers permanent treatments?
Since this treatment requires a small part of a tooth to be etched away, it is a permanent one. Only 0.1 to 0.5 mm of enamel are removed from both sides. This is a necessary step so the porcelain does not look oversized or unnatural.
Do veneers need to be replaced?
Porcelain veneers are highly durable and they do not need to be replaced. There are cases where they can become cracked, broken, or damaged for any reason, which will indicate that they need to be replaced. This can be done with dental bonding.
Do veneers increase the risk of developing tooth decay?
Since veneers have the same functions as natural teeth, they need the same level of care as well. Continue to practice brushing and flossing your teeth while visiting the dentist for regular cleanings – this will help minimize the risk of developing cavities or tooth decay.
Do veneers stain?
Unlike natural teeth, veneers do not become discolored over time and are also stain resistant. Their color is customized to integrate with the rest of your natural teeth.
How will veneers affect my diet?
In contrast to braces, which can prevent patients from eating their regular foods, porcelain veneers do not require a change in diet. Compared to natural teeth, veneers do not crack or chip when chewing on hard or non-food objects.