Dragos Sandulescu D.D.S.

Are porcelain veneers reversible?

It depends, but usually not. When we are designing and fitting veneers, we typically remove a small layer of your enamel. This allows the veneers to fit to your teeth correctly and avoids a “bulky” or otherwise unnatural appearance. Certain types of veneers can be placed directly over the top of your enamel, and we will discuss your options with you and determine whether this type of veneer is appropriate for your needs.

Once enamel is removed, it is necessary to keep your teeth protected with veneers. Without the protection provided by the veneers, your teeth will be sensitive and at a greater risk for decay. Your veneers will be designed to last for many years. Good home care habits and regular check-ups at our Fifth Avenue dental office in Manhattan or our dental office in Long Island will help lengthen the life of your veneers. We’ll keep a close eye on the condition of your veneers so we can begin planning for replacements ahead oft time so you are well-prepared.

Veneers are durable and stain-resistant, but like natural teeth, they can break if exposed to unusual forces. Refrain from habits like biting your nails or chewing on ice. If you clench or grind your teeth under stress, we can discuss solutions to help protect your investment. If your veneers become damaged or detach, please contact our office so we can determine whether the veneer can be saved or we will need to craft a new veneer.

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