So you have porcelain veneers and you are wondering if the prosthetics will be able to survive you a lifetime; you do not have to worry because having this thought is not at all ridiculous. You paid for a costly procedure and you had to endure the tooth reduction procedure and the lengthy appointment, so you want for all of that to be worth it. Teeth porcelain veneers cost are high and you are merely wondering if it will be possible for you to maximize your investment, so asking the question is smart.
So, will your Veneers last forever? To better understand the answer to this question, you have to first understand how they are performed on the patient. First, the facial surface of the tooth is reduced, and so that ample thickness of the porcelain veneer may be made, some thickness will have to be removed. Once again, the tooth reduction is limited only to the facial surface of the tooth, as well as some portion of the incisal/biting surface. After the reduction, a dental impression is taken, so that a cast can be created from it; and the
Once again, the tooth reduction is limited only to the facial surface of the tooth, as well as some portion of the incisal/biting surface. After the reduction, a dental impression is taken, so that a cast can be created from it; and the mould is sent to the dental laboratory so that when they are completed, the finished product is delivered to the patient, fitted onto his teeth and then cemented permanently.
Common sense can actually answer your question, but let the following points make things clearer for you:
- The porcelain veneers only cover the facial surface of the tooth. Unlike dental crowns and bridges that rely on full-surface reduction, very little tooth surface retains them in the mouth so there is a chance that they may be dislodged. When you bite hard using the veneers, there is always danger of dislodgement because there is no coverage at the pack of the teeth so it really is easily removed.
- When a porcelain veneer has been dislodged, two things can happen. Either it gets dislodged without damage so that they may be luted onto the teeth again; or it falls and break, so that it is not possible for it to be used again.
- The porcelain veneers are merely held by cement and this material can very well disintegrate so that dislodgement happens. As previously mentioned, two things may happen during a dislodgement but the point stressed here is the fact that the cement however seemingly “permanent” is not really permanent. It is strong and it can serve its purpose well, but it cannot guarantee permanent luting. So many things can happen and your veeners will be removed, so you just need to see your dentist when this happens.
- Bacteria can affect any healthy structure in the mouth and the tooth that holds your veneers can be infected with dental caries and when this happens, your porcelain veneers will be compromised. The same is true when the patient is suffering from gum disease. If the health of the tooth where the veneers become compromised, the veneers itself become compromised as well.
Inasmuch as dentists would like for your veneers to survive in your mouth forever, accidents can happen. It is important for you to take very good care of them. If you want them to last long, you have to exert some effort.