When is the Right Time to Replace Dental Veneers?


Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are thin shells of tooth-colored material that are exclusively made to enhance a person's smile. Veneers are bonded with the tooth's surface by making variations in the tooth color, size, shape, or length and making it more appealing in appearance. Veneers can be made from two different materials. One is porcelain, and the other is resin composite material. Both of these materials have their own merits and demerits; however, your general dentist can make a recommendation for what will suit you best.

Veneers last you about seven to ten years, which can be extended to twenty years if proper care is taken. However, below are some of the following indications in which you should consider replacing your veneers.

Receding Gums And Poor Oral Hygiene

Poor oral hygiene and receding gums are alarming signs that indicate you should immediately get your dental veneers replaced. Gum recession can create a gap between the tooth surface and veneers, which are not only unappealing but can also cause infection of the oral mucosa or damage the natural tooth structure.

An experienced dentist takes care and evaluates the oral cavity before and after the veneers' placement and keeps a check on the gum recession to ensure that veneers last for a long time. If you are thinking of getting your veneers replaced or get new veneers, you should consult an experienced and trained dentist first.

Chipping Off and Cracking

Porcelain veneers are long-lasting and durable; this is why they are preferred over resin composite-made veneers. However, it’s likely for porcelain veneers to get cracked or chipped off. The reasons for chipped-off veneers can vary from biting into hard food or trauma to the tooth/veneer, but this is where you should consider your veneers replacement because, in the future, the broken down veneers can cause damage to your mucus membranes of the oral cavity, which can be painful.


The Veneer Was Incorrectly Applied

If the veneer was incorrectly installed the first time, or if the dentist didn’t measure your moth correctly to ensure a seamless fit, it can become quite painful. Other than that, if the veneer doesn’t fit properly, it can fall off as well, prompting a replacement. In this cadse it will have to be re-applied and the dentist will have to file away some of the enamel to apply the veneer properly using a strong bonding agent for dental use.


If you’re looking for a dentist in Rockville who can replace your veneers, reach out to us at Advanced Dental Center for an appointment right away!