How can I remove my porcelain veneers? After Invisalign, I got veneers to hide stains from a medication I took during my late teens and early 20s for a rare autoimmune disease. The disease is controlled now. I’ve gone back and forth with my dentist about the veneers, which I hate. I didn’t like them initially, but they were permanently bonded on when I thought it was still the try-in phase. I guess my dentist was tired of trying to get the veneers right for me, so she just bonded them on. The veneers are too thick and too white. My dentist doesn’t want to take them off, so I figure I will do it myself. Will you please let me know how I can remove my porcelain veneers? Thanks. Janelle
Thank you for your question.
We can imagine your disappointment after successful Invisalign treatment to get porcelain veneers that do not look natural. Still, you should not try to remove your porcelain veneers.
Can You Remove Your Porcelain Veneers?
You cannot remove your porcelain veneers. Veneers are securely bonded to your teeth, and removing them requires professional equipment and the skill of a cosmetic dentist. If you try to do it yourself, you can risk damaging your gums or your teeth.
A dentist can use high-speed diamond bur or a handheld dental laser to remove porcelain restorations. Do-it-yourself removal can damage your tooth structure or tooth pulp and lead to root canal treatment. You will not have clear visibility to remove the veneers, nor do you have the required training to do so.
Even if a dentist removed your veneers, they must be replaced with new veneers, unless your dentist did not prepare or reshape them before placing veneers.
Visit an experienced cosmetic dentist for an examination of your teeth and veneers and to discuss your options.
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