Have questions about porcelain dental veneers before your visit to Veneer Lounge in Frisco, Texas? If so, we invite you to read through the answers to some frequently asked questions below to find out the reasons why veneers are an excellent choice to take your smile and confidence to the next level. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Shaggy or Tania, please contact us at 214-214-7790.
What are porcelain dental veneers?
Porcelain dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted from dental-grade porcelain. These shells are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to enhance their appearance, providing a natural and radiant smile.
What dental concerns can porcelain veneers address?
Porcelain veneers are a versatile solution for various cosmetic dental issues, including teeth discoloration, chipped or misshapen teeth, minor misalignment and gaps between teeth.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last between 20-25 years depending on the quality of porcelain used and how well-maintained they are. Regular dental checkups, good oral hygiene practices, and avoiding habits like teeth grinding or biting hard objects can extend their lifespan. = do_shortcode('[practice_name]') ?> will provide retainers to protect your investment.
Are porcelain veneers reversible?
The process of getting porcelain veneers is irreversible, as a small amount of enamel (.3-.5mm) is typically removed to accommodate the veneer. However, we employ conservative techniques to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible.
How are veneers applied?
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Are porcelain veneers stain-resistant?
Yes, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant compared to natural teeth. However, it is still important to practice good oral hygiene and avoid consuming excessive amounts of staining substances like coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco products to maintain the veneers’ natural appearance.
Can I still enjoy the foods and drinks I love?
Yes, you can enjoy a wide range of foods and beverages with porcelain veneers. However, it is advisable to limit or avoid consuming foods such as ice, milk duds, laffy taffy and other chewy candies.
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
Caring for your dental veneers is similar to caring for natural teeth. You should maintain a regular oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day with a nonabrasive toothpaste, flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly for routine checkups. When you receive your veneers, we will provide you with a retainer to protect your investment. Additionally, wearing a mouth guard during physical activities or teeth grinding to ensure their long-lasting beauty.
Can I replace old or damaged veneers?
Yes, if your veneers become worn, damaged or discolored over time, they can be replaced. Our = do_shortcode('[dr_type]') ?> will assess the condition of your veneers and recommend the appropriate treatment options to restore your smile’s beauty and functionality.
Are porcelain veneers right for me?
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic solution, but they may not be suitable for everyone. During a consultation, Dr. = do_shortcode('[dr_last]') ?> or = do_shortcode('[dr_last2]') ?> will evaluate your oral health, discuss your goals and recommend the most appropriate treatment options based on your specific needs. There will also be a simulation of what your potential new smile will look like.