Porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and dental bridges can last for years, but what happens if they start to chip, yellow or crack? Patients who have had veneers and dental crowns understand that they will not be bright and white forever, but what can be done to get them back to what they once were.
According to Dr. Jack Ringer, past President and accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, replacing veneers and dental crowns is simply a matter of taking off the old porcelain, or other dental veneer materials and replacing with new dental veneers or a new dental crown. Removing the old porcelain or other materials can easily be done without much, if any, additional tooth reduction.
Dr. Ringer explains that dental crowns remove more of the natural tooth structure making veneer replacement the best option for damaged, chipped, or stained porcelain veneers. Dental crowns are used if the tooth structure has been compromised.
Dental Veneers have been around since 1928 with a makeup artist creating thin acrylic veneers that stayed in place with denture adhesive later in 1937. However, it has only been the last 35 to 40 years that dentists have been using porcelain veneers for general use.
Porcelain veneers are used to close spaces, lengthen teeth, and fill in the black triangles between your teeth that are caused by receding gums. Veneers provide patients with uniform symmetry, shape and color. Porcelain veneers will also make teeth appear straighter. Dentists may use porcelain veneers to strengthen teeth that are worn in aging patients.
Dr. Ringer is an expert when it comes to replacing old veneers, crowns, dental bridges and other dental restorations that are no longer attractive and can give you a new smile in as little as one dental appointment.
You really can give your smile an update by replacing your old dental crowns, dental bridges, and porcelain veneers. Call or click and schedule a no obligation smile update with Dr. Ringer and Dental Cosmetics today.