FAQ About Porcelain Veneers

March 23, 2021 8:22 pm
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Closeup of a tooth receiving a porcelain veneer on the front to improve its appearance

If you’ve been searching for the path to a perfect smile, then dental veneers could be exactly what you’re looking for! They’re a personalized treatment that can resolve a wide range of cosmetic problems. Whether your teeth are discolored, chipped, or uneven, veneers are a fantastic way to boost their appearance.

During the procedure, thin layers of ceramic will be bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. The end result is a durable and stain-resistant smile enhancement. In this blog post, we explore questions frequently asked by patients considering getting veneers.

  1. Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?
  2. The first thing you’ll want to determine is if your teeth and gums are ready for veneers. If you suffer from significant tooth decay, you’ll want to focus on addressing the decay before your veneers are placed. Gum disease, broken or missing teeth, and poor oral hygiene can also be obstacles. Our dentist will perform a thorough examination to make sure you don’t require other dental work first.

    You’ll also need to decide if you can fit veneers into your budget. Check out our financial page to learn about our affordable payment options! We also invite you to discuss your financial options with our team during your consultation so there are no surprises.

  3. How Many Veneers Do I Need?
  4. You may not necessarily need veneers on all of your teeth. Veneers are a flexible treatment that can target the teeth with the most problems. During your consultation, we’ll give you our professional recommendation of how many veneers you need to keep your smile looking balanced and natural.

  5. What Results Can I Expect From Veneers?
  6. Your veneers will be custom-made to address your unique dental concerns. They can give you a whiter smile, cover chips, close minor gaps, elongate teeth, make teeth more symmetrical, and more. We can show you pictures of cases similar to your situation so you have a better idea of what you can expect.

  7. Is the Procedure Painful?
  8. We utilize safe local anesthetics to numb the areas receiving veneers so you will not be uncomfortable during the procedure. However, we understand that fear of pain is a leading cause of dental anxiety. If you struggle with dental anxiety, we invite you to discuss additional dental sedation options with our team during your consultation. Depending on the number of veneers you receive, you may experience some soreness after the procedure that can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

  9. How Do I Care for My Veneers?
  10. You will care for your dental veneers like you would your natural teeth, since your underlying natural teeth are can still get tooth decay and your gums can still develop gum disease. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time; floss every day; visit us for routine cleanings and checkups; consume a balanced diet; drink plenty of water; avoid tobacco products and hard candy; and do not open packaging with your teeth.

Interested in learning more about veneers? Contact our team today to schedule a consultation at our Wilmington office!

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