Porcelain Veneers FAQs – Stuart, FL
Answering Your Questions about Porcelain Veneers
At Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart, we believe in putting you, the patient, first above all else. Everything we do places your needs at the forefront, including ensuring that you are fully informed about your treatment options so that you can make the best choice for you. When it comes to cosmetic dental procedures, we are proud to offer porcelain veneers, which can correct the appearance of many different kinds of flaws simultaneously. Below are some common questions that we’ve received from patients about porcelain veneers in the past to help you in your decision.
How will my natural teeth be affected by porcelain veneers?
For the porcelain veneers to appear as natural as possible, we need to make some room for them in your mouth. That entails removing just a little bit of enamel from the front surfaces of your teeth. As a result, getting porcelain veneers is considered a permanent procedure, so you need to be certain about the treatment before we begin.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
The material used to make porcelain veneers is very durable and can last for many years, but your gum tissue and natural teeth can change over time. Consequently, the veneer may need to be re-bonded or replaced down the road. Typically porcelain veneers last anywhere between 7 and 20 years. With the proper care, you can expect a long lifespan out of your porcelain veneers.
How should I care for my porcelain veneers?
Although they are not susceptible to tooth decay, your porcelain veneers still need some upkeep to continue looking and functioning as they should. Luckily, it isn’t difficult to maintain your veneers—just brush and floss your teeth daily and visit our Stuart office twice every year as usual. Also, if you have some bad oral habits, such as clenching or grinding your teeth, chewing or biting on hard things like ice or pencils, or using your teeth as tools for opening packaging or bottles, try to stop doing these things. They can put undo pressure on both your natural teeth and your porcelain veneers.
How are porcelain veneers made?
To make sure that your veneers appear just like your natural teeth, we take impressions of your mouth and send this information to a trusted dental lab. There each porcelain veneer is specifically crafted to fit you. The technicians attend to every detail to make the ceramic material look as realistic as possible. When the final product is set in place, you won’t be able to tell that it’s there!
If you find that you still have questions about porcelain veneers, we invite you to contact our team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart for a consultation. One of our skilled, compassionate dentists can address all your concerns and help you achieve your smile goals efficiently. We look forward to working with you to create your dream smile!