Yes, because they are bonded to the surfaces of your teeth, veneers are permanent and can only be removed, repaired, or replaced by your dentist. Veneers will eventually need to be replaced, just like all dental work, but you can expect them to last up to a decade or more.
Porcelain veneers typically have a lifespan of 10-15 years, while ceramic veneers can last 20 years or more. You can extend the lifespan of your veneers with regular cleanings and good at-home oral care.
Veneers are generally an easy, painless procedure. Your dentist will remove an ultra-thin layer of enamel from your teeth to prepare them to receive the veneers, but this shouldn’t cause you any discomfort. We will administer local anesthesia as needed to numb the area so you won’t feel anything.
You can expect to make 2-3 visits over the course of your treatment, from the initial consultation to receiving your final veneers.