Porcelain Veneers Frequently Asked Questions
What Exactly Are Veneers?
Veneers are made up of super thin pieces of durable shells that are bonded to the surface of a tooth to enhance its appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you are looking to improve your smile due to cracks, chips, stains, or other flaws in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for veneers. If you have extensive tooth decay, we may not recommend veneers. Schedule a consultation to talk to one of our dentists to find out if you’re a good candidate.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Veneers can last 10+ years depending on how the patient takes care of them. If you are consistent about taking care of your oral health, veneers could last longer than 10 years!
How Many Veneers Would I Need?
Our prosthodontists will assess your smile and determine how many veneers you require during your consultation.
How Do I Take Care of My Veneers?
You would take care of your veneers just like you would your natural teeth! Brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dental hygienist for a cleaning every 6 months. It’s also helpful to avoid eating super hard foods that could cause your veneers to crack.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
The cost of veneers can range depending on what you need so it’s important that you come in for a consultation.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Typically, the procedure is painless once numbness takes effect. Patients should expect some soreness of the gums and possibly in the jaw.
What Foods Should I Avoid?
While you can eat most foods with veneers, you should avoid hard foods like almonds or cracking nuts with your teeth. Just like your natural teeth, your veneers can break or crack if you bite into very hard foods.