Yes, porcelain veneers are considered a permanent cosmetic procedure. They require a thin layer of enamel to be removed from your teeth prior to placement and are then bonded to the natural tooth structure. For this reason, only a trained dental professional can make repairs or adjustments to your veneers.
Generally, no, veneers are very comfortable to receive. Patients who receive 2-4 porcelain veneers typically experience little to no discomfort. However, patients who receive eight or more may experience sensitivity or tenderness in their gums. No matter your treatment needs, your dentist will take every step necessary to ensure a comfortable procedure.
It depends on the type of veneer that’s right for your smile. With porcelain veneers, You can expect the process to take 3-4 weeks. You’ll visit our office 2-3 times during this time, from your initial consultation to the final fitting and application. Because composite resin veneers can be applied directly to the tooth’s surface and sculpted in place without tooth preparation, you can typically receive this type of veneer in 1-2 visits.
Just like any other dental work, your veneers will eventually need to be repaired and replaced. The lifespan of your veneers depends on factors such as your diet, lifestyle, and oral hygiene habits. However, you can expect your porcelain veneers to last at least 10 years.
Your smile is an important investment, but we understand you want to make sure you understand the full cost of that investment! The total cost of your cosmetic procedure will depend on the extent of work required to achieve your desired goals. For example, some patients only need 2-4 veneers to improve their smile, while some may need ten or more to achieve their best results. Our team will provide you with a full breakdown of all costs and fees during your consultation.