Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that more and more people in Glendale, California, are taking advantage of. Gone are the days when veneers were considered a luxury that only the rich and famous could afford. More people than ever before who visit Dr. Ivan Chan and the team at Glendale Dental Wellness are asking about veneers. Veneers are crafted to last a long time, but they won’t last you forever.
The porcelain that is used in crafting your veneers is very stain-resistant. It is actually more stain-resistant than your tooth’s enamel. However, even with that being said, cleaning your veneers daily is still very important. Cleaning your veneer takes no more than cleaning any of your other teeth. Simple brushing and flossing should be enough in addition to visiting your dentist for your regularly scheduled dental cleaning. If you take these steps, your veneers should remain in great shape for years. However, there will come a time when they begin to dull and become a bit discolored. This is a signal that it is time to replace the veneer.
You are constantly putting immense pressure on your teeth when you bite down. So, if you have teeth that are veneered, the veneer will take this pressure as well. The great thing about veneers is that they are crafted from incredibly strong porcelain and can withstand wear and tear. They, however, are not invincible. They can crack, chip, and break just like any tooth. You can prolong the life of a veneer by making sure you do not pick up the habit of chewing on overly hard foods or objects. When a veneer chips or cracks, it will be time to replace it.
Just because a tooth has a veneer does not mean it is suddenly immune to dental decay. If a tooth becomes decayed, it may be possible to work around the veneer. However, this is not guaranteed. If a veneered tooth becomes decayed, it may be necessary to remove the veneer before the underlying tooth can receive treatment. In some cases, veneers can be repositioned rather than replaced, while in others, replacement may be necessary.