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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Porcelain Veneers

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At Davis Family Dentistry, we believe in providing patient-guided dentistry, so you decide on your goals for your smile and we'll help get you there! This involves educating you about your oral health so you can make confident decisions about the care that's right for your needs.

We always welcome your questions and have provided some of those we hear most often for your convenience. If you don't find the answers to your questions here, feel free to contact our office.

Porcelain Veneers

Dentists are commonly asked if veneers can ruin teeth. Veneers are ceramic shells that are shaped like teeth and cemented over the regular teeth to improve appearance. Veneers alter the shade, size, and shape of teeth. The best thing is that the veneers are not designed to ruin teeth in any way. Instead, these porcelain pieces attached to the front surface of the teeth do the exact opposite.

Having dental veneers can do an excellent job of improving the aesthetic of discolored teeth. Whether the teeth are stained due to excessive fluoride, medications, coffee consumption, or anything else veneers will cover the discoloration. Veneers can also conceal portions of teeth worn due to erosion, chipping, grinding, and breaks. Veneers can successfully conceal damage to teeth as long as it is within reason.

Generally the veneer process will require two visits: one to prepare or shape the teeth and one to cement the restorations to the teeth. Between those visits Dr. Davis can place attractive interim restorations to help prevent sensitivity, allow for eating function, and provide a nice smile. The temporary restorations will mimic what the final veneers will look like. These temporaries are designed to be in your mouth for a limited time, but should be comfortable and natural until your new smile is completed.

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of precisely cut porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. If there is damage such as cracks, chips or gaps, porcelain veneers are the perfect solution to cosmetically and structurally improving the teeth.

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