It’s probably no surprise that most people aren’t happy with their smiles. Between misshapen and discoloration, not everyone is happy when they look at themselves in the mirror. But that can be changed with one of the most popular and cost-effective cosmetic treatments available: porcelain veneers!
The team here at Floss 365 Dental in Kennesaw, GA answer some of the most commonly asked questions about this amazing smile makeover procedure.
What are porcelain veneers? They’re extremely thin ceramic coverings that are bonded to the front of your teeth. You can get a single veneer or an entire set to cover all your teeth that show when you smile.
When should I consider porcelain veneers? Almost everyone can be considered a candidate for the porcelain veneer portion of a smile makeover, but it’s still important that your general oral health be in order prior to the procedure. Generally, patients with conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease should have those issues addressed prior to any cosmetic procedure.
Will it hurt? Because the procedure is considered non-invasive there’s not even a need for anesthesia in most cases.
How do you make sure they match the surrounding teeth? To make sure that your veneers match the coloration of your surrounding teeth, most dentists often recommended that an overall tooth whitening procedure be done prior to the color-matching of any veneers.
How long does the procedure take? The process can be handled in as little as one or two office visits to make an impression and color match the veneer to surrounding teeth and then to attach the custom veneer to the receiving tooth (or teeth in the case of multiple veneers).
Is this a temporary fix or will it last for several years? porcelain veneers are most valued for their durability and practicality. Because they’re made of highly durable porcelain, they’re incredibly resistant to chipping and staining, and they typically last anywhere from 10 to 15 years.