If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, there’s a good chance that porcelain veneers can fix it. Once placed, veneers can immediately hide a wide variety of dental imperfections, from those you were born with to flaws that have developed over time. Veneers are considered one of the most dramatic and life-changing treatments in cosmetic dentistry. Therefore, it is understandable if you have questions about them.
Here are some frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers to help you determine if they are right for you:
- Q: Are veneers thick? Will I feel them in my mouth?
- A: No, veneers are no thicker than a contact lens or your fingernail. Once they are placed, it is very easy to get used to the way they feel in your mouth. Plus, veneers are only placed on the front surface of your tooth.
- Q: How long do veneer last?
- A: Properly installed and cared for, veneers can last from 10-20 years.
- Q: How are they attached? Can they fall off?
- A: Veneers are adhered to your tooth surface with a remarkably strong bonding compound. They are designed to withstand years of everyday dental function.
- Q: Do veneers look like natural teeth?
- A: Veneers are made of porcelain, a durable material that looks very similar to your natural tooth. Not only can porcelain be custom matched in color, but the material displays a seamless luster and translucency just like real teeth.
- Q: Do veneers stain?
- A: No, porcelain veneers stain-resistant and decay resistant!
- Q: Are veneers permanent?
- A: In order to bond the veneer to the front surface of your tooth or teeth, it is necessary to shave off a tiny portion of your tooth structure. This makes veneers an irreversible procedure. Don’t worry – patients have no regrets when choosing veneers for their smile makeover. In fact, many celebrities have cosmetic veneers.
Ready to schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers in Marietta? Call Gilreath Family Dentistry. We are known for state-of-the-art technology and technique when it comes to enhancing your smile.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,