How Many Veneers Will I Need?
The answer depends on your needs and wants.
If you just have a single tooth with a staining issue or one that is slightly fractured, your Downey cosmetic dentist can fabricate a single porcelain veneer.
Let’s say you have a small gap between your two front teeth, and you do not want to get braces to correct it. Your dentist can provide you with two veneers that close the gap.
Many people invest in six veneers to cover all six anterior teeth. This is often part of a cosmetic smile makeover. Many performers (musicians, actors, models) invest in this cosmetic option to repair their smiles. That is one of the reasons it is often called a Hollywood Smile Makeover.
Are Veneers Permanent?
In a sense, yes. Veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth.
However, there are situations when veneers can come off – usually when a patient experiences trauma to the face or practices bad habits.
Also, veneers rarely last a lifetime. Typically, they last 10 to 20 years with good dental home care.