How Long Do Veneers Last?

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Veneers help patients who have discoloration from dental procedures or stains from food and drugs restore their teeth. Veneers can also help those that have chipped, broken, or uneven teeth. Veneers create an even smile, close gaps between teeth, and look natural.

Veneers are similar to shells that cover the surface of teeth. They are made out of a porcelain material and are highly durable. Veneers are stain resistant, and can last between 10-15 years. Once you have your veneers placed it is important to take good care of your teeth. Veneers can become damaged just like any other tooth. Following a good oral hygiene routine at home, and taking good care of your teeth is important to help lengthen the life of your veneers. If you are looking for a long-lasting permanent solution to help restore your smile, veneers can help.

How To Care for My Veneers?

There are things you can do to help take good care of your veneers and lengthen their life. Never bite down on any hard objects or food with your veneers. If you suffer from bruxism or clench your teeth, we recommend wearing a mouthguard to prevent damage to your veneers. Stay away from biting your nails as this also damage your veneers.

Veneers are extremely durable and are a great solution for patients seeking that perfect smile. They can last for years if they are taken care of properly. Always brush and floss your teeth daily to keep your veneers looking and feeling great. We recommend visiting our office twice a year for your exam and cleaning. Our doctors can make sure your teeth are healthy, and your veneers are in good condition.

Interested in Finding Out More About Dental Veneers?

If you are interested in finding out how dental veneers may benefit you, contact The Foleck Center. Our doctors have years of experience in restoring smiles, and love to help patients achieve that smile they have always wanted. Let our team help you restore your confidence, and give you a smile that looks natural, and is long lasting.

To schedule your appointment with us, contact The Foleck Center, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

What Is the Difference Between Composite Veneers & Porcelain Veneers?

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If you have stained, chipped, or uneven teeth, veneers can help transform your teeth into a beautiful white smile. Veneers make teeth look uniform, and are bonded to your teeth using a cement material. There are a few different types of veneers, and to determine which type of veneer is best for you depends on the condition of your teeth. The two main types of veneers used today are composite and porcelain veneers.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are similar to porcelain veneers, and help with chips, gaps, or length. The process for applying composite veneers is quicker and can be done in just one visit. Composite veneers cost less compared to porcelain veneers, but also do not last as long. The average lifespan for composite veneers is 4-8 years.

Composite veneers are more easily fixed compared to porcelain veneers if a patient has a chip or crack. During your visit, your teeth are prepared and the resin material is added to your teeth. We then cure the area and polish your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful smile. The composite material matches the color and shade of your teeth giving you a natural looking smile.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are made out of durable ceramic and are easily customized to best fit your teeth. This type of veneer is also great for correcting chips, gaps, or uneven teeth. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are applied to the outer surface of your teeth. This type of veneer does require at least two visits to our office.

During the procedure we prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer. Impressions are taken and sent out to a lab. Temporary veneers are placed while you wait for your permanent veneers to be fabricated. When you return for your second appointment the veneers are bonded to your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful white smile.

Porcelain veneers are very durable and do last longer than composite veneers. On average, porcelain veneers last between 10-15 years. Porcelain veneers have less risk of chipping or breaking. If you do suffer damage to your porcelain veneers this requires the entire veneer to be replaced. Veneers catch light just like our natural teeth, and really give patients a natural look. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, and stay bright white once they are applied. Porcelain veneers do cost more compared to composite veneers, but this is because the placement and process takes longer.

Which Type of Veneer is Best for Me?

When choosing the best type of veneer our team will begin with a detailed consultation. Depending on the severity of your teeth and work needed, will determine which type of veneer is best for you. Our team will listen to your goals, and discuss our recommendations for treatment. We want our patients to understand the differences between veneers, how long they last, and the benefits of each type available before making their decision.

Interested in Finding Out More About Dental Veneers?

If you are looking for a dentist near you that specializes in cosmetic dentistry, The Foleck Center can help. Our doctors have years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, and love to help patients get that perfect smile they have always wanted. Let us help you restore your confidence, and be proud to speak in front of others. Veneers can restore your smile and give you bright white natural looking teeth.

To schedule your cosmetic consultation with us, contact The Foleck Center, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Can Veneers Be Replaced?

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Dental veneers are made out of porcelain or composite resin material, and are tooth colored shells that are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers can help patients who have uneven, stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth. Dental veneers are great to help close gaps between teeth or create an even smile.

At The Foleck Center we provide many services from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry and much more. We are the preferred dentist for veneers in Norfolk, and we welcome you to come visit one of our four locations.

Veneers can last for more than a decade, but over time there may be issues that cause the need for replacement. If a patient has an injury or other oral health issues, veneers have the ability to be removed or replaced. We welcome new patients needing veneer replacement to join The Foleck Center Family, and we look forward to becoming your preferred dentist in Norfolk, VA.

What Are the Reasons Veneers May Need To Be Replaced?

Injury or Damage

Our skilled doctors have years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, and can safely remove the veneer from the tooth’s surface. Typically, veneers are only removed if they are cracked or damaged due to injury, or from chewing on hard objects.

Decay

If there is decay or damage to the underlying tooth, we will need to remove the veneer in order to repair the tooth underneath.

Loose Veneer

If your veneer has become loose from wear and tear, bacteria may be able to accumulate behind the veneer. In this case we will remove the veneer to prevent damage or decay to the underlying tooth.

Stains

Porcelain veneers are highly durable and are also resistant to stains. Over time, teeth can discolor gradually and start to bother patients, making their smile look uneven. Veneers can not be whitened, but if the patient would like a more even colored smile, we typically recommend replacing the veneers.

How Does Replacing Dental Veneers Work?

During your consultation with our team, we will discuss the veneer replacement process so you know what to expect. We welcome any questions, and will provide you with tips and tricks to help care for your veneers at home.

When we replace veneers, we remove the original veneer from the teeth. If there are any issues with decay, those are treated before the new veneer is installed. The tooth is cleaned thoroughly to remove any cement, and this ensures the new veneer adheres properly. We then take dental impressions or images to create your new veneers. Once the veneers are ready, we bond them to your teeth and your smile is restored!

Looking for Veneer Repairs in Norfolk, VA?

If you are looking for a dentist near you that provides veneer repair or replacement, The Foleck Center Norfolk can help. We are dedicated to restoring and enhancing smiles, and have a high standard of excellence in personalized care. Taking care of your family’s oral health is our job, and you can trust The Foleck Center with your dental care.

Our Norfolk location offers a wellness membership program to all of our patients. Our program has multiple plans and discounts on services done at any of our four locations. Our program is perfect for individuals, families, retirees, or anyone that does not have dental coverage. To find out more information visit our membership page on our website, or ask one of our team members for more information!

The Foleck Center in Norfolk is conveniently located near Mac Arthur Square, making us a great choice for families in the area. We are a full-service practice and serve patients of all ages.

To find out more about veneer replacement, or to schedule your appointment, contact The Foleck Center in Norfolk, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!