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Are teeth veneers permanent?

Veneers in Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalVeneers Are A Lifelong Commitment

When seeking dental veneers in the Albuquerque area, seeking a skilled and experienced dentist can make all of the difference between okay results and a stunning, natural-looking smile. You should also find a dentist who welcomes your questions, especially when making a permanent change to your smile.

Porcelain veneers are one of those big decisions that are permanent and should be considered carefully. To make veneers look natural and fit properly, polishing the surfaces of your natural teeth is necessary, which means they are a lifelong commitment.

That being said, most of our patients who choose veneers wish they had done it sooner. With the proper care and some common sense caution, your veneers will last many years – even decades.

Protect Your Veneers

Avoid biting into anything other than food, including fingernails. Hard substances can crack or even cause veneers to detach from teeth. We can replace your veneers should they become damaged, but protecting them is much easier and less costly.

It is also important to keep your regular dental appointments with your Albuquerque dentist and stay on track with your dental cleanings and exams. While veneers will not decay, the supporting tooth structure could, and gum health is always essential to protecting any smile.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher