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Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Porcelain veneers can provide ten or more years of use with proper care. However, since our dentist has to alter the shape of your teeth to accommodate veneers, the procedure itself is irreversible and permanent.

So, it’s important to keep in mind that dental veneers are a lifelong commitment, even though they will need to be replaced at some point. Fortunately, most Springfield patients who get veneers are so delighted with the results that undoing the process never even crosses their minds!

What to Expect with Porcelain Veneers

When you meet with Dr. Preston or Dr. Shannon, they will explain what you can expect from the process. We need to remove some existing dental enamel for the veneers to look natural and fit snugly along your gum line. This is about equal to the thickness of the veneer, usually no more than 0.5 mm.

We take impressions of the prepared tooth that our custom lab uses to customize your veneers. In a couple of weeks, when we receive your restoration back from the lab, we’ll have you return to our office to have the veneer checked for fit, adjusted as necessary, and bonded to the tooth.

Call Us with Your Questions about Veneers

If you have other questions about porcelain veneers in Springfield, MO, please call Dr. Preston White to arrange a convenient consultation.

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