FAQ About Porcelain Veneers
When it comes to transforming your smile appearance, porcelain veneers are one of the most proven and preferred solutions available. Porcelain veneers are a highly versatile cosmetic treatment that can provide long-lasting, natural-looking results within your smile. Research shows that a beautiful and balanced smile can improve your self-esteem, make you look younger and even increase your chances of getting a promotion at work.
Are you ready to learn more about how porcelain veneers can benefit you? Here are some frequently asked questions surrounding this innovative cosmetic procedure.
What problems are corrected by porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers have the unique ability to address multiple aesthetic concerns at one time. They are strictly cosmetic and are designed to “cover up” the following types of dental imperfections along the front of your smile:
- Chipped teeth
- Superficially cracked teeth
- Stained teeth
- Short teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Worn teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Uneven teeth
How long does it take to get porcelain veneers?
In most cases, you can expect two visits to your dentist when getting veneers. The first appointment is used to calculate your measurements and prepare the size, shape and color of your veneers based on your unique concerns and your personal goals. The final visit is used to place or bond your veneers. Neither visit should be painful or extra lengthy.
How are porcelain veneers applied to teeth?
Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded directly to the front surfaces of your teeth. In order for the veneer to adhere strongly, a tiny portion of your teeth must be shaved off and minimally reshaped. Based on precise measurements of your original teeth, the custom veneers are fabricated and then applied to your teeth to reveal a stunning, straight and attractive smile. You may be asked to wear temporary veneers for a period of time to ensure the fit and appearance meet your goals.
Will my veneers look natural?
This is an important quality for any cosmetic dental treatment. Yes, porcelain veneers are known for their ability to replicate natural teeth in appearance and feel. The porcelain material offers a translucency that reflects light just like your natural teeth.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers offer valued benefits in terms of producing quick results and addressing such a wide variety of imperfections. They also provide a priceless boost to one’s self-esteem and emotional health with their ability to deliver such a transformed and beautiful smile.
What can I expect in terms of caring for my veneers?
Don’t worry; your veneers won’t require a special cleaning regime. In general, you can care for them like your natural teeth. They are highly durable, but they are not indestructible. So be careful to avoid chomping ice or using your front teeth to tear open packages. As an added bonus, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant!
Have more questions about porcelain veneers? Curious if you are a candidate? Call Laguna West Dental. Our dentist holds deep experience and training in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers can be your answer to a confident and beautiful smile at any stage of life!
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