Porcelain Veneers Replacement By Jose Valenzuela on September 29, 2020

digital illustration of isolated veneer that will be placed on tooth

Although porcelain veneers can enhance your smile for many years, they are not designed to last forever. Most patients will require porcelain veneers replacement eventually. At the Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Mexico, we replace veneers to leave patients with a seamless look. Once you visit our office for a consultation, we can determine the best course of treatment to ensure you receive the best results.

How Are Veneers Placed?

During a consultation at our Los Algodones, Mexico, office, we examine your teeth and overall oral health to determine whether the treatment is suitable to fit your needs. Once we confirm that veneers are the appropriate treatment plan, we can then take digital photos and scans of the teeth. The dentist uses these images to determine how veneers will transform your smile.

The scans and photos are sent to a lab that will customize veneers to fit your teeth and blend in with your natural teeth. Once the veneers are complete, the patient returns to our office to have them placed. The doctor will first ensure they are the right size, color, and fit for your smile. If so, he can then prep the enamel and bond the veneer to the surface of your tooth.

How Do I Know My Veneers Need to Be Replaced?

Most patients can visibly see when it is time to replace their veneers. They might look worn or damaged by chips, cracks, and breaks. If the veneer no longer fits appropriately, that is another sign that you should visit our Los Algodones, Mexico, practice. In some rare cases, the shell might fall off the tooth all together.

Veneer replacement is also recommended if your natural tooth is decayed. The veneer might eventually loosen from the damaged tooth. The same situation could occur if a patient has gum disease, where there are gaps between the veneer and your gums. If the infection is left untreated, the veneer might not stay attached.

How Are Veneers Replaced?

The replacement process in our Los Algodones, Mexico, office is similar to the original placement. The doctor will re-examine your teeth and gums. If you have any cavities or gum disease, the dentist will first treat these issues.

Dr. Valenzuela will remove as much of the existing dental bond as possible before taking impressions. The new impressions are sent to the lab, so your new veneers can be customized. You will return to the office to have the veneers applied to your teeth just like the first time.

How Do I Maintain My Veneers?

To maintain the look of your veneers and to prolong the life of this treatment, you should practice good oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing and flossing daily. Patients should make sure not to put excessive pressure on their veneers by using their teeth to open items and chew on non-food products. It is also critical that you visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and dental cleanings.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you want to learn more about porcelain veneers replacement, we can schedule you for a consultation online, or you can call us at (928) 257-3604. We will examine your mouth to determine if this treatment is right for you.

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Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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