Topeka Dentistry
Carrie Peterson, DDS & Ben Rutherford, DDS

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Even with misshapen, chipped, pitted, and discolored teeth, veneers can create the appearance of a flawless smile in a short time. For many patients, there is a significant appeal to the possibility of a picture-perfect smile, but it's important to remember that veneers are permanent.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

A veneer is a thin layer of material, typically porcelain, that is bonded to the surface of a patient's tooth. This veneer covers imperfections and creates the appearance of a perfectly shaped healthy white tooth. 

Veneers are appealing to patients looking for the appearance of perfectly straight teeth. For many people, veneers might be the only way they can create the appearance they want for their teeth.

Veneer Placement

The dentist removes a thin layer of enamel from the surface of the tooth. This is done so that the veneer has a place to rest on the tooth. After the enamel has been removed, the dentist bonds the veneer to the tooth. 

Veneers are functionally permanent as the removed enamel will not come back. The teeth cannot be left without the protection of the veneer.

Dentists can remove and update veneers as may necessary due to wear and tear or damage to the veneers.

Topeka, KS Veneers

If you are interested in learning more about veneers and want to know if they are right for you, contact us today to schedule a time to meet with a dentist for an exam.

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