Veneers Q & A - Here’s What You Want To Know
Bright Smile, Porcelain Veneers, Stained Teeth
December 18, 2013
Q: What are the benefits of veneers?
A: An improved smile can increase your self-confidence which improves your work and social life. Veneers are an effective cosmetic technique used to cover flaws and strengthen your teeth with beautiful results.
Q: How do I know if I’m a good candidate?
A: If your teeth are stained, chipped or have other minor irregularities like small spaces, uneven lengths or exposed roots, veneers can work for you. For slightly crooked teeth, veneers can give your teeth a straighter appearance without braces.
Q: Will my veneers stain?
A: Porcelain veneers should never stain, although some other veneer materials are more porous and could. To keep your natural teeth bright, try to reduce or avoid foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, and dark fruit juices as well as tobacco products. Most patients whiten teeth surrounding their veneers(s) to ensure a good match.
Q: How long will they last?
A: They can last up to 20 years when you take care of your oral health to avoid decay and gum recession.
Q: Is getting veneers a long process?
A: No, it usually takes just two to three appointments for diagnosis, treatment planning, preparation and placing your veneers