Town Square Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Porcelain Veneers

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We want you to feel confident in your choice of dental practices when you choose Town Square Family Dentistry. Patient education is a crucial part of maintaining good oral health. While we are always happy to address your concerns while you are here, you might have other questions.

We’ve compiled some of the most common questions we hear below for your convenience. But if you have a question that isn’t listed here, feel free to give us a call or ask us at your next appointment. Our friendly professionals are always happy to help.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, translucent shells of ceramic material that are bonded to the front of the teeth to camouflage a variety of dental issues. Many of the perfect smiles you see in Hollywood are a result of porcelain veneer treatment from a cosmetic dentist.

Some of the more common uses of porcelain veneers include:

  • To whiten your smile when stained teeth are resistant to the bleaching process.
  • To fix crooked teeth. Veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because of how they can easily mask crooked or gapped teeth. Rather than undergo orthodontic treatment, which can take months or even years of treatment, veneers can mask crooked teeth and make your smile perfectly straight and even.
  • To lengthen the look of teeth that are too short.
  • To replace damaged tooth enamel. The enamel on your teeth is strong, but it is not indestructible. Sometimes it becomes worn due to brushing too aggressively or eaten away from highly acidic foods and beverages. Veneers are a great option for teeth that have had enamel erosion or abrasion.

Because some of the tooth surface needs to be removed to make room for the veneers, this is considered a permanent solution. Veneers last about 10 or 15 years with diligent care.

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