Are veneers permanent?

Are veneers permanent?

Veneers are considered permanent in that they are made to last a long while (up to 20 years). Once they are affixed to your teeth they aren’t meant to be removed. Though they have been known to wear down over time and sometimes fall out, they are replaced. 


The reason that veneers can’t be replaced is that in order for your dentist to place them on your teeth the natural enamel on the surface of your teeth needs to be removed. Enamel can’t be replaced therefore once you get veneers you’ll need to use them for the rest of your life. Once you get veneers there’s no going back. 

Fortunately, in addition to improving the appearance of teeth, or even restoring your smile, veneers keep your teeth nice and protected and can even make them stronger in some cases.

Veneers can make a remarkable difference in the appearance of your teeth. But since they are permanent the decision to get veneers should be done thoughtfully. 

While veneers can strengthen your teeth they aren’t always the best option depending on your goals. If you structure of your teeth is damaged and they need to be repaired then there are better options, such as dental bonding. Be sure to reach out to your dentist for their suggestions!