How Dental Veneers Are Replaced
While dental veneers are a long-lasting solution to an array of dental problems, they will eventually need to be replaced. This raises the question as to what exactly is involved in the replacement process. Does more tooth structure have to be removed to accommodate the new restorations? Will any shots be required? Fortunately, replacement is a much more hassle-free process that initial installation. Most of the important and painful work has already been complete.
The replacement process begins with your dentist removing the old restorations. There are a few ways to go about this. Some practices use special tools like the Waterlase system to help dislodge the veneers. The dentist will remove each restoration one by one until all of them have been removed. At this point, you teeth will have to be prepared for the replacements. The old bonding agent will have to be removed and the teeth will have to be etched again. This should not be incredibly painful, therefore it is unlikely that your dentist will have to administer any anesthesia. If your doctor has not received your replacements from the lab, you will be outfitted with temporary veneers for the time being. Once these arrive, you will be called backed to the office for the final fitting.
It is difficult predict when you will have to get your veneers replaced. How well you take care of the veneers id one factor that will have incredible bearing on their life longevity. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are a must to protect your restorations. How experienced the particular dentist who performed your smile makeover was will also come into play. Some dentists have patients who come in frequently with veneers that have fallen off or have otherwise become damaged. In many of these situations, the dentist performed inept work that lead to premature failure. A common mistake is insufficient tooth preparation, which creates a week bond between the veneer and the tooth. If you want to enjoy your investment to the fullest, pick a good dentist from the get-go and keep your teeth in check. Good luck!