Veneers are a great option for creating a white and healthy smile, as well as being a good choice for repairing certain dental issues. However, they do require some care to keep them in shape and prevent them from having to be replaced.
If you are facing the possibility of needing replacement veneers, here are some questions and answers to keep in mind if you want to keep your Hollywood smile.
Can You Replace a Veneer?
The short answer is, yes you can almost always replace a veneer. However, it typically involves a bit more work, especially if the veneers are being replaced by someone other than the dentist who originally installed them. Usually, replacement veneers are done to repair a damaged one or if you don’t like the look of the ones you have.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Veneer?
Veneers themselves aren’t cheap and replacing them has a similar per tooth cost as getting brand new ones. This varies from dentist to dentist, with some charging an additional fee to remove the original veneer. Expect to spend anywhere from £150 to £400 for a replacement veneer. Essentially, a replacement veneer is not much different to an original veneer. Although if you go to the original dentist, they will have measurements etc. on file so will not need to start from scratch.
How Often Do You Need to Replace Veneers?
With proper care your veneers should last for 10 to 15 years. The better care you take of them, the longer they will last. Sometimes veneers can be replaced for cosmetic reasons and others they all need to be replaced. Always follow your dentist’s advice for how to care for your veneers so that you can count on them lasting for many years.
How Do I Take Care of My Replacement Veneers?
Preventing having to have your veneers replaced often can be achieved by taking good care of the ones you have. That means taking care of them as you would your natural teeth. Use veneer products, brush and floss twice per day, avoid hard foods and chewing ice, use a mouth guard if you play sports, and never use your teeth for something like opening packages. These simple steps should keep your veneers in top shape as long as possible.
Getting your veneers replaced doesn’t have to be big deal. By having some information beforehand, you’ll know what to expect and will come out of the procedure happy with the results. Contact your dentist right away if you need to have your veneers replaced.