11808 Barker Cypress Rd, Suite G
Cypress, TX 77433

How long do permanent veneers last?

how long do permanent veneers last

Veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to teeth and match the color or shade of your natural teeth. Veneers give patients a beautiful and white natural-looking smile.

To apply the veneers, a cement material is used. Veneers are typically used for chipped, stained, or uneven teeth to give patients that uniform and bright white look.

Veneers are permanent and are made out of porcelain which is durable and long-lasting. On average, veneers last anywhere between 10-15 years, but this also depends on wear and tear. Patients must take good care of their teeth if they have veneers to ensure they last and stay in good condition.

Tips to ensure your veneers last:

  • Avoid biting any hard objects or foods that will damage your veneers.
  • If you suffer from bruxism or clench your teeth regularly, you may want to consider wearing a mouthguard to protect your veneers from damage.
  • Avoid biting your nails as this can damage your veneers.

Veneers are extremely durable if they are taken care of. We recommend good oral hygiene habits at home with brushing and flossing daily. Attending your regular dental visits is also recommended so our staff can ensure your veneers continue to look great.

If you are interested in finding out if veneers are right for you, contact Lori Logan, DDS to schedule your appointment.

Is a crown falling off a dental emergency?

dental crown falling off is an emergency

Losing a crown can be painful or uncomfortable, and may cause concern. If you have a crown that has fallen off, seek dental help by calling our office. We will get you in the same day to address the issue. When a crown falls off the tooth underneath is exposed, and this can cause pain or sensitivity.

There are a few things you can do in the meantime to help alleviate any pain or sensitivity you may have.

Tips if your crown has fallen off:

  • Call our office and schedule an appointment to get your crown reattached, and let us know your crown has fallen off. We will get you in as soon as possible.
  • Temporary dental adhesive can be used to try and put the crown back into place. Carefully clean the area before applying the adhesive. Avoid chewing anything hard or sticky because over the counter adhesive is not as strong as a permanent adhesive.
  • Clove oil can be applied around the tooth and gum where the tooth is exposed to help alleviate pain and numb the area.
  • Over the counter pain medication can be used to help with any pain or sensitivity you may be feeling.
  • Avoid any foods or drinks that are acidic or sweet. These types of foods or drinks can cause pain or decay to the tooth.

We recommend visiting our office right away to prevent any further damage to your tooth. Our friendly and skilled staff will look at the area, and determine if you need a new crown. We are here to help and treat all our patients like family providing the very best personal care.

If you are interested in finding out more about our crown procedures, contact Lori Logan, DDS to schedule your appointment.