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Five FAQS About Porcelain Veneers

August 20, 2014

FAQS About Porcelain VeneersHave you ever felt embarrassed or dissatisfied with your teeth? Maybe you’re trying to hide crooked, chipped or yellowed teeth behind a tight-lipped smile. Or maybe the gaps in your teeth are so noticeable it’s all you can concentrate on when meeting someone new. Instead of suffering through another awkward conversation by trying to disguise your teeth, consider porcelain veneers. It’s what your mouth has been waiting for. Porcelain veneers offer an easy, quick passage to a stunning, Hollywood smile. They are thin pieces of porcelain that adhere to the front of your existing teeth; camouflaging them and creating an instant face-lift to your mouth. Veneers have become one of the most popular dental procedures, and for good reason. Here are a few FAQS and information to help you gain a better understanding of porcelain veneers.

What Are They?

Porcelain veneers are created from a ceramic material that is similar to antique china teacups. They are baked in a hot oven until they become like glass. Dental veneers are specifically made to mimic the color, translucency and reflectivity of natural teeth as much as possible. In fact, most people cannot tell that their close friends or family members have veneers on their teeth unless they knew what their teeth looked like beforehand, or they were told.

What is the Process

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, it’s a good idea to meet with your dentist and discuss the options. By examining your teeth, the dentist will be able to get a better idea if they are a good fit for your mouth and smile. A little room generally needs to be made in the mouth for veneers. This is easily accomplished by reducing tooth enamel by about half a millimeter. Once that is complete the dentist will custom order your veneers. In as little as two dental appointments, you can have a new, beautiful smile.

How Long do they Last?

Most porcelain veneers can last 20 years or longer. They are made to be extremely resilient, but can sometimes break when extreme force or trauma occurs. To extend the life of your veneers, avoid opening bottles, cracking tough nuts or chomping into a hard candy apple.

How to Care for Veneers

After porcelain veneers have been situated, it’s important to continue daily oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing, plus regular visits with your dentist. Veneers don’t decay any faster than normal teeth do, but it’s important to keep them looking their best.

How to Get Veneers

Schedule an appointment with Contact California Dental Group to get started on a new, beautiful smile right away. Our professional, experienced team will walk you through the process of porcelain veneers and help you transition to a healthy, stunning smile in no time at all.

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