Veneers are a versatile means to correct many dental defects from a chipped tooth to excessive spacing between teeth or discolouration. Rest assured, your dentist in Central Leeds is able to replace veneers more than once.
Composite resin veneers typically last three to five years and may require several replacements over a patient’s lifetime. Thus, the replacement for this type of veneer is easily done. Minor issues with the veneer may even be fixed through simple repair rather than total replacement.
Replacement becomes more complicated with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are designed to be more durable and are of a better quality than composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers typically last from ten to fifteen years and with proper maintenance, should give you no problems. However, if your porcelain veneers break, they cannot be repaired with the ease of composite resin veneers and must be replaced altogether.
One replacement for porcelain veneers is done relatively easily, but, because porcelain veneers require your natural teeth to be trimmed for a custom fitting, a second or third replacement may require building up your trimmed teeth with a bonding material and trimming them again for a custom fit. This extra step is time consuming, but will in no way hinder your new porcelain veneers.
Veneers are a flexible solution to many unsightly dental issues. Speak to your dentist to learn more about this beneficial procedure.