How Long Do Veneers Last? Answering Common FAQs About Veneer Lifespan
Whether you’ve just gotten veneers in Tampa or you’re interested in veneer treatment from Dr. Dannica Brennan at Flossologie, you may have questions about how long they last, if veneers can be repaired, and more. Get all the answers you need now, as we answer a few of the most common FAQs about veneer lifespan, durability, and replacement.
Will I Need To Replace My Veneers?
Veneers are just as strong as your natural teeth, and they have an expected lifespan of about 20 years. However, similar to natural teeth, they can wear down over time or become damaged without proper maintenance.
Once you lose or damage a porcelain veneer, you will need to have it replaced. If you do not replace your veneer, the underlying tooth structure may be more vulnerable to decay and damage. At every six-month appointment at Flossologie, Dr. Brennan will check your veneers to see if they're in good shape.
Can Veneers Be Placed In One Day?
Yes. At Flossologie, Dr. Brennan has invested in advanced CEREC technology, which lets us create and place veneers in just one appointment. If you need to replace a damaged veneer, we’ve got you covered, and we can replace your veneer in just one short appointment without the need for a temporary.
In contrast, other dental offices may require you to make several appointments over multiple weeks to replace a veneer. If you’re on a tight schedule, veneer replacement in Tampa from Flossologie is what you need to keep your smile looking its best.
What’s The Difference Between Composite And Porcelain Veneers?
Composite veneers are made of esthetic composite resin materials and are a great no-prep option since they don’t require the removal of enamel. When done by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Brennan, they are even stronger than porcelain veneers. Not only that, but they are easier to repair, easier to whiten, and are the same cost as porcelain veneers.
In contrast, porcelain veneers require the trimming down of the enamel. This makes the procedure permanent since the enamel doesn’t grow back. Typically, this makes porcelain veneers more durable, but with the proper technique, composite veneers are even stronger than porcelain. Similar to composite, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and long-lasting. However, they cannot be repaired or whitened as easily. If you break or chip a porcelain veneer, it will need to be replaced.
Both procedures have their own pros and cons. If you’re not sure whether composite veneers or porcelain veneers in Tampa are right for you, you can meet with Dr. Brennan for a cosmetic consultation at Flossologie, and she will answer kindly answer any questions and make a recommendation fit for you!
When Do Veneers Need To Be Replaced?
Veneers need to be replaced when they are damaged or if you are unhappy with the esthetics over time. It may be hard to tell if a veneer is damaged on your own, but not to worry: Dr. Brennan will take a look every six months at your preventative care appointments.
As part of your six-month visit, Dr. Brennan will check your veneers. If they're in great shape, you’ll be sent on your way. But if one or more are damaged or failing, Dr. Brennan will schedule you for a followup at Flossologie so that your veneers can be replaced.
Interested In Veneers In Tampa? Contact Flossologie For A Cosmetic Consultation!
If you’d like to transform your smile in Tampa, veneers are a great choice. So don’t wait. Give Flossologie a call or text at (813) 590-5910 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Brennan, and take the first steps toward the smile you deserve.