Teeth after removing veneers. What do you need to know?

If you want to put veneers on your teeth, then you probably know that they will need to be faced. But the question arises: “Then what?”. After removing a rather large layer of enamel from the tooth, it will finally lose its appearance, which cannot be restored. Is this really so, and what will happen to the teeth after removing the veneers will be considered further.

Installation of lumineers

Lumineers are translucent ceramic pads with a thickness of not more than 0.3 mm, which makes them almost invisible on the teeth. They are installed if the patient has beautiful and healthy teeth, but wants to improve the smile. Lumineers (also known as non-prep veneers) do not require strong tooth facing, which saves most of the enamel. You can read more about lumineers in this article.

Teeth after lumineers

Lumineers can serve you for quite a long time (up to 15 years), and to have them removed you need certain indications. For example, functional, when the veneer has come unstuck, broken or cracked, or aesthetic, if you wanted to improve your smile.

In these cases, it will be necessary to remove the non-prep ceramic veneers and do all the installation work again. During the removal of the lumineers, the enamel layer also grinds a little more. In rare cases, a new veneer can stick on top of a layer of the old one thereby less damaging the tooth.

Installation of ceramic veneers

If the patient has fillings, caries, or if he/she wants to completely change the color of the teeth, then, in this case, it will be necessary to install ceramic veneers, which implies a more aggressive tooth facing. In addition to the need to cut out old fillings, you will also have to cut out the front of the teeth, simultaneously removing a certain layer of enamel. This is necessary so that the dental veneer can be easily installed since it will be much thicker than the lumineer, which will allow it to completely overlap the natural color of the teeth. If there is no tooth facing, then the volume of teeth will increase, which will make your smile look like a horse smile.
Therefore, if your goal is a Hollywood smile, and you want it to look aesthetically pleasing and beautiful, then you need to do teeth facing before that.

Teeth after ceramic veneers

As with lumineers, ceramic dental veneers can last up to 15 years without requiring replacement. After the expiration of the period, if you feel that the functionality of the veneers leaves much to be desired, then it will be necessary to resort again to the services of aesthetic restoration. Old porcelain veneers will be cut out using special devices and a microscope, after which you will again need to go through the procedure for installing veneers from scratch.

In conclusion...

Whatever veneers you choose, you still have to go through the installation procedure again after a while. Put veneers on your teeth, then remove them and live without ceramic restorations will not work. So once having done this manipulation, you will already be tied to it, repeating it every 10-15 years.

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ALEKSANDR MAKAROV
Dentist, surgeon, orthopedist

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