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Smile Again: Porcelain Veneers Replacement

By J. Brent Gorrell on April 06, 2015

A young woman smiling brightly after the placement of her replacement porcelain veneersThere are many good reasons for the popularity of porcelain veneers. There are few dental restorations that can match them in terms of their durability, natural appearance, and ability to transform even the most aesthetically flawed smiles into extraordinarily beautiful masterpieces. An experienced dental artist such as J. Brent Gorrell, DDS is particularly adept at custom crafting porcelain veneers so that they complement surrounding natural teeth perfectly in terms of their shape, size, color, and even texture.

However, before you commit to having porcelain veneers placed on your teeth, you should understand that they are not a reversible treatment. That is, once you have porcelain veneers placed, you will always have to have porcelain veneers on your teeth. While Dr. Gorrell uses only the finest quality materials to fabricate his porcelain veneers, helping to ensure that they will last for many years, even they will need to be replaced at some point. As long as you understand that you will eventually need to return for porcelain veneers replacement at our Mountain View office, then you may be a good candidate for treatment with these extraordinary restorations.

Causes of Porcelain Veneers Replacement

With good oral hygiene habits and regular dental appointments, porcelain veneers can last for a decade or longer. With time, however, they will become more and more vulnerable to chipping, breaking, and other damage. Even if your porcelain veneers still look flawless, their bond can become weakened, and they can become dislodged. Whatever the reason, the lifespan of your veneers will be limited.

Some patients turn to our practice to have their porcelain veneers replaced because they are dissatisfied with the appearance or feel of veneers placed by other dentists. In such cases, Dr. Gorrell can replace their unsatisfactory porcelain veneers with new veneers that are ideally suited to the patient’s unique smile and facial features.

There are also instances in which inexperienced dentists fail to bond the veneers properly to the teeth, which results in the veneers becoming dislodged prematurely. Whatever the reason you need to have your porcelain veneers replaced, you can rely on Dr. Gorrell to do the job correctly and to your ultimate satisfaction.

Why do porcelain veneers need to be replaced?

As stated above, porcelain veneers are not a reversible treatment. Before porcelain veneers can be placed, Dr. Gorrell must remove a thin layer of enamel - approximately the width of an eggshell - from the teeth that are to be treated. While this is an extremely small amount, it is enough that the teeth cannot function without porcelain veneers in the future. Likewise, they will be aesthetically displeasing without veneers. Therefore, patients must be quite certain of their decision to undergo a smile makeover with porcelain veneers before they commit to treatment.

Learn More about Porcelain Veneers Replacement

If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers replacement, or if you would like to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. J. Brent Gorrell, we invite you to contact our cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry practice today.

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Ste 205
Mountain View, CA 94040

Open Today 7:00am - 7:00pm

More Info Directions (650) 967-1441