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Can Permanent Veneers Fall Off?

Veneers are a great way to totally transform your smile. They can be used to cover imperfections like cracks, gaps, spaces, uneven teeth and discoloration. Veneers are often made of porcelain, allowing them to look and feel completely natural. Your veneers are incredibly thin, but are durable and resistant to cracking and breaking. If you’ve never had veneers before but are thinking about getting them, you may be wondering about how long they’ll last and if certain factors can cause them to fall off or break.

How Long Will Veneers Last?

Most veneers can easily last for 10 years or longer before showing any signs of wear. Once the veneers have shown signs of wear, it’s important to have them replaced fully. In order to place the veneers, your front teeth will need to be filed down to the point of affecting the look of the teeth. This is why you’ll need to have new veneers made for you as soon as the old ones are removed.

Can They Fall Off?

Veneers are permanently adhered to the front of your teeth. However, they aren’t necessarily permanent in nature. They can and will eventually need to be replaced with new veneers. Rarely will veneers fall off on their own. Certain factors will contribute to the veneers falling off of the front teeth and needing replacement. These include biting onto pens, pencils and other hard objects as well as using your front teeth to open packaging. If a veneer falls off, it can easily be cleaned and adhered back onto the front teeth.

How to Maintain Your Veneers

The best way to maintain your veneers is to make routine trips into the dental office. We can check on your veneers and make notes of any signs of wear or damage. If you have a veneer that has fallen off, do not throw it away. Keep it and bring it with you so that we can attach it back onto the front teeth. If you lose a veneer, a new one is going to need to be made for you and may take some time before you can come back in. You can expect many years of good wear with your new veneers.

If you’re interested in veneers and want to know more about this cosmetic procedure, call our office so that we can schedule an appointment for you to come in.

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