Cosmetic dentistry can have a huge impact on someone’s health esteem. Treatments like veneers, for example, will not only improve the appearance of your teeth but ensure and protect your oral health too.
If you are considering dental veneers, you may be wondering if this process is reversible and if you can remove them if you want to explore other treatment options.
Here’s what you need to know.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are shell-like covers that are attached to your teeth to enhance their appearance. They are used for cosmetic dentistry purposes, such as when you have a broken or chipped tooth, discolored or smaller tooth.
Dental veneers are custom-made to match your natural tooth and give you a healthy, beautiful smile.
Are Veneers Reversible?
The short answer is no, they are not reversible. Veneers are a long-term solution for aesthetic dental problems and are not reversible. That’s because the dentist will have to remove a significant percentage of your enamel to give the teeth the shape needed for placing the veneers. This tooth alteration, even if minimal, is not reversible. If one of them breaks or wears out, your dentist will replace it.
But, don’t worry. Even if they are not reversible, they have a long lifespan, between 10 to 20 years, depending on your oral hygiene habits. So, you can enjoy them for years to come.
Are Veneers Permanent?
While dental veneers have a rather long lifespan, they are not permanent. They are irreversible because of the process involved in placing them, but veneers can break or deteriorate and may need to be replaced.
Veneers are strongly and tightly bonded to the natural tooth to make sure they are kept in good condition and strong. They have the same function as natural teeth as well as the same aspect.
What to Consider Before Getting Veneers
While there are numerous benefits of having veneers, it is important to talk to your dentist about the implications they have.
- They improve the appearance of misaligned teeth, broken, chipped, discolored, or uneven teeth;
- Dental veneers are made to match your natural teeth color;
- They do not require a special routine to maintain them except the regular daily oral health care;
- They look just like natural teeth;
- The procedure to place dental veneers is easy, fast, and efficient;
- It is not an invasive procedure compared to other options;
- This is not a reversible procedure;
- You can experience temporal sensitivity in your tooth;
- While natural teeth change color in time, veneers do not;
- They can crack if you bite hard things with them or chew your nails;
- Natural teeth can decay under the dental veneers and a root canal might be needed.
If you are interested in getting more information about dental veneers, and actually considering them as a solution for your dental problems, Parklane Family Dentistry is here to assist you.
You can book an appointment at our Family Dentistry practice by visiting our website or by calling at (469) 452-2998.