Porcelain Veneers FAQ
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Porcelain Veneers FAQ
Porcelain veneers are a major cosmetic dentistry treatment. It’s important to understand everything you’ll be undergoing and how this smile makeover will impact your oral health. Your West Bloomfield Township dentist Dr. Jacqueline Zoma will review all details with you carefully as you consider your options, but here are some of the most frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers.
What problems do veneers fix?
Veneers are designed to conceal everything you dislike about the appearance of your teeth. With just one procedure, you can perfect, straighten, and beautify your entire smile simultaneously, including complaints like:
- Short teeth
- Worn teeth
- Gummy smile
How do I know that veneers will look right on me?
Your experienced dentist will only recommend porcelain veneers if they are right for your smile. If they are a viable choice, together you will design the veneers so they are customized for you alone. The color, length, size, and shape will all be carefully determined so the final product is flattering and looks natural in combination with your skin color, face shape, age, and more.
How long does it take to get porcelain veneers?
Veneers usually take only two visits to your West Bloomfield Township dentist. The first visit includes the preparation of your teeth and designing your veneers. The second visit – which is typically a few weeks after the first to give the dental lab time to create the veneers – is when the veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth.
Will my teeth feel different with veneers on them?
Any major smile makeover takes a little adjustment time, but it’s mostly a psychological change. Veneers alter smiles so dramatically it might take a few days to get used to the new you. This change is worth it because you’re adjusting to a better, more beautiful smile than ever before. You’ll be able to speak better, eat better, and, of course, look better. You might also find yourself lingering in front of the mirror a little longer because you love your smile so much.
Do veneers need any special care?
There are no special tools necessary to maintain your porcelain veneers. Treat them just like your natural teeth by brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist regularly for exams and teeth cleanings. Porcelain is stain-resistant, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to clean it. To keep your teeth and veneers healthy, keep brushing and flossing.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers are incredibly durable. They can last for decades if you take good care of them. People who naturally have weak teeth and get veneers discover that this enhancement strengthens their smile and helps it last longer than it ever would have.
How do I know my veneers won’t look fake?
We have all seen photos of bad veneers, but when you work with an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Zoma, there is no chance of your smile makeover coming out anything but flawless. It’s important to ask to see before-and-after photos of other patients who have gotten veneers so you can discuss the characteristics you like and don’t like.
When veneers are well-done, they look like real teeth in color, size, shape, and length. They reflect light like natural teeth and are structured to be symmetrical and enhance your features. Sure, you will look like a new person with veneers but in a good way, and they certainly won’t look fake.
Am I a good candidate for veneers?
Only your West Bloomfield Township dentist can tell you for sure if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Zoma and her team to consult about your smile makeover and whether veneers can give you the look you imagine. Contact us today and ask all the porcelain veneers FAQ you may have and learn everything you need to know about veneers.