Are Veneers Permanent?

If you are considering veneers to improve your smile and fix minor cosmetic issues, then you may be wondering if this procedure is permanent or if you can reverse it at some point.

Here's what you need to know about getting veneers in Jackson before scheduling your appointment with one of our Jackson Family Dentistry dentists.

Yes, Veneers Are Permanent

To answer your question, yes, veneers are a permanent procedure that cannot be reversed. Once you've decided to get veneers, know that you've made a commitment for life. Veneers are meant to help you fix certain cosmetic issues for the rest of your life, which is why they have quite a long lifespan. If a veneer breaks or gets damaged, you can't just go back to your natural teeth, you will have to replace the veneer.

So, why's that you may be wondering.

For the dentist to apply the veneers and make them stick and bond with your teeth, they have to trim some of your natural enamel. Unfortunately, enamel can't grow back, and once removed you can't go back to how your natural teeth were before the procedure. That is why, whenever a veneer gets damaged, you will have to fix it since this is a permanent and irreversible procedure.

So, How Long Do Veneers Last?

Although they are a permanent procedure, veneers don't last forever. With the right care, they can last as much as 15 or 20 years, but over time, they will start to wear down and will need to be replaced.

Luckily, veneers don't require special care and it's quite simple to take good care of them. Here are some tips to make them last for as long as possible:

Not Sure If You Are Ready for the Commitment?

Veneers require quite a big commitment and if you are not ready for it, it's best to discuss with your dentist and explore other options too. If you are only dealing with minor cosmetic issues, then perhaps dental bonding or lumineers. Or, maybe orthodontic treatment would be the better option to treat crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth.

At Jackson Family Dentistry, we can help you find the right treatment for your needs. Book your appointment now and let's start discussing.