Things to Know About Dental Veneers Before Getting Them

Posted on 10/25/2021 by office
Things to Know About Dental Veneers Before Getting Them
Dental veneers are oral appliances used to fix damaged teeth. If you are looking to restore your smile, dental veneers will come in handy. They help cover up dental flaws and give you the smile you desire. However, before getting dental veneers, it is important to know several things about them.

They are Not Removable

Veneers are not removable. They are firmly fixed in place and can only be removed by our professionals. Once fixed in your mouth, dental veneers can last up to 20 years. They can last even longer if you take good care of them. This is why we encourage you to be cautious when using them. You should maintain good oral hygiene for stable and healthy dental veneers.

They Can Crack and Chip

Just like your natural teeth, dental veneers can crack and chip. Even though they are designed to last for a long time, dental veneers can succumb to excessive pressure and intensity. This is why you need to be careful when wearing them. A wide range of factors can damage veneers. For instance, they can crack due to teeth grinding.

When grinding, you exert excessive pressure on your teeth, something that can crack or chip veneers. Furthermore, dental veneers can crack due to biting on hard food items or surfaces. When you bite on hard foods like ice, you weaken the veneers. Doing that on a regular basis will finally cause cracks on your veneers. This is why you should avoid eating hard foods.

Not Required for the Entire Mouth

While most people get dental veneers on all of their teeth, this is not always the case. In some cases, veneers can be applied only on one or two teeth. This happens when only a few teeth are damaged. Nonetheless, they function properly and help restore your smile. Get in touch with us for more information on dental veneers.
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