Are dental veneers reversible?

Veneers are thin porcelain layers that are fitted over your tooth's surface, improving the aesthetics of your smile, and protecting your teeth from damage. Moreover, veneers are highly durable and appear completely natural in their looks and feel! Veneers are the best option if your smile is mildly crooked or gappy and you don’t like the shape, color, size, and length of your teeth. Dentists widely recommend dental veneers to close gaps between teeth. You can get porcelain veneers if your teeth are slightly misaligned or chipped. Surfaces allow you to correct the position of your teeth quickly and effectively. Because of this, veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics.”

For example, teeth positioned too far forward or backward can be reshaped so that when veneers are applied, the alignment of your teeth improves, making your smile more attractive and functional. Looking at this question in further detail, let’s break down the components of what makes up a beautiful smile and when we would recommend straightening the teeth before getting veneers. Our smile consists of the shape, length, proportions of our face, size, and alignment of our teeth. Plus, it also consists of the broadness of our smile. Altogether there are about five components that make up a beautiful smile that will make us feel confident and have a healthy smile.


As front teeth are not generally used for chewing, porcelain veneers are long-lasting if properly maintained and looked after. You can expect your veneers to last over 15 years. However, it is common to see surfaces that are 30 years old. They are designed to be equally as durable as your natural teeth and withstand everyday pressures such as chewing. Although porcelain veneers don’t stain, they must be cared for with the same attention to detail and care as you would give your natural teeth.


Dental veneers are not reversible, and they are permanent. The enamel is removed from your teeth while prepping for veneers and cannot be restored. It is a lifelong commitment to a beautiful new smile. We always feel we are tempted to naturally reveal the charm in your smile, and that’s the only way we know! Our dental veneers look like they belong in the face they’re created for. We believe there is a substantial overlap between a smile and facial aesthetics, and we use this philosophy to enhance the face’s natural beauty through our smile makeovers. That’s why no two smiles ever look the same!


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