For decades celebrities, musicians, and models have all relied on porcelain veneers to provide them with a beautiful white smile. While you may be interested in getting them yourself, you probably have a few questions about this cosmetic procedure. That’s why the Boise dentists at Summit Dental Group would like to provide you with the following list of the most commonly asked questions about porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are small, thin ceramic shells that are applied to your front teeth using a strong dental adhesive. This allows them to change the appearance of your smile and cover a wide variety of imperfections at the same time.
This dental treatment can change the size, shape, and color of your teeth to whatever you want. This means porcelain veneers can eliminate multiple cosmetic imperfections, including:
Getting porcelain veneers is a multi-step process at Summit Dental Group. During a consultation, our Boise dentists will outline your goals and concerns before explaining how veneers will work for you. X-rays and impressions of your teeth may be needed. The second step in the process will be preparing your teeth for the veneers. This is done by removing a small amount of the tooth structure, and an impression will be made before temporary veneers are placed. At your next appointment, your temporary veneers will be removed before final veneers are bonded to your teeth.
If you have chipped or stained teeth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers as they will cover these imperfections. They are also popular for those who want their dream smile with best smile restoration treatments.
People with extensive tooth decay shouldn’t attempt to cover it up with veneers. Talk with your Boise dentist about removing any decay before getting started. Porcelain veneers may also be a problem for those who have the habit of grinding their teeth.
Porcelain veneers typically last between 5-10 years. The best part? They don’t require any special care besides regular brushing, flossing, and visits to your Boise dentist. Properly cared for, they can last much longer. At Summit Dental Group, we recommend professional cleanings every six months along with yearly exams.
Aside from brushing and flossing your teeth, you may want to consider wearing a mouth guard at night to help protect your veneers. You should also avoid biting into hard foods or cracking shells with front veneers.
Summit Dental Group specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Nothing makes our Boise dentists happier than to provide our patients with healthy, strong, and beautiful smiles. If you have additional questions about porcelain veneers, we invite you to contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at our Treasure Valley office at (208) 314-2275 today.