The Process of Changing Veneers
The process for changing veneers is relatively straightforward. It involves removing the old veneer substance from your teeth. Then, your dentist may need to recontour your teeth so that the new veneers will fit evenly. Then, a mold is created for the new veneers, which gets sent off to the lab so they can be created. During the interim, your dentist will place temporary veneers over your teeth to keep them protected. Once your new veneers come in from the lab, you will be called back in and the permanent veneers will be placed, adjusted, and secured into place. This entire process is often no more painful, or even uncomfortable, than the first time you had your veneers put on.
Your veneers should last you anywhere from 5-15 years, depending on how well you take care of them. After you get the veneers, you need to keep brushing, flossing, and rinsing like you did without veneers. It is very important that you keep up with this routine if you want your teeth and veneers to stay strong. The more careful and caring you are to your veneers, the longer they should last. Once their time is up, you will simply need to have your veneers replaced. If you have had your veneers for a few years, talk to your dentist about how well they're holding up. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (530) 206-9211.