Porcelain Veneers: The Most Commonly Asked Questions

Porcelain Veneers: The Most Commonly Asked Questions
Porcelain veneers provide patients seeking to improve the aesthetic appeal of their teeth a more refined smile. Here are the four most commonly asked questions about porcelain veneers:

1.What Are Porcelain Veneers Used For?
Porcelain Veneers are used to help transform the aesthetic appeal of your smile in one simple procedure and they can also be used to solve many different cosmetic dental problems such as:

  • Teeth with permanent stains
  • Fill in gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that show wear and tear
  • Uneven or dissimilar teeth

2. How Are Porcelain Veneers Installed?
In order for porcelain veneers to be installed this requires that some of the tooth enamel be removed. Also, impressions are taken of your teeth after the small amount of enamel is removed and porcelain veneers are designed based on these impressions. The porcelain veneers are attached with a dental cement which is then finished by being sealed with a dental laser.

3. How Can I Maintain My Porcelain Veneers?
The name porcelain might cause one to assume the veneers are fragile or prone to breaking because they are made out of porcelain. However, contrary to this assumption porcelain veneers are not fragile and do not prone to breaking. In fact, they function just like your regular teeth would. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant which will help you maintain a whiter smile.

4. How Long Can Porcelain Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers are designed to last anywhere from seven to twenty years or as long as they are properly cared for. This proper maintenance would include doing the same things you would do with your natural teeth. For example, brushing and flossing is highly important. Also, utilizing a fluoride-based non-abrasive toothpaste would be very beneficial for your porcelain veneers.

Schedule Your Consultation
If you are interested having porcelain veneers installed then it would be best if you contacted our office to set up a consultation. Doing so will allow our doctor to discuss all of your options.