Yes, porcelain and ceramic veneers are considered permanent cosmetic procedures. They need a thin layer of enamel to be removed from your teeth before placement and 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 receiving 2-4 porcelain or ceramic veneers typically experience little 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.
Yes, we offer no-prep composite resin 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.
Our office offers comfortable, lifelike veneers made from high-quality porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin. Each material is chosen based on its strength, durability, and natural appearance. During your consultation, your dentist will help you determine which veneer is right for your smile.
Chester Road Family Dental provides comprehensive dental services to help you achieve a healthy and confident smile. With a team of experienced professionals, we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your individual needs. From routine check-ups to cosmetic dentistry procedures, we can help you maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for life.