If you have questions about dental veneers, this article will help you understand more about this exciting cosmetic option. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists have compiled a list of common questions about veneers. Read on to get answers to some popular questions about porcelain veneers…
Q; How long does it take to get dental veneers?
A: Generally, porcelain veneers can be placed in just two or three dental appointments. The veneers placement process involves prepping the teeth, taking molds for the veneers, and then attaching the final restorations to your teeth.
Q: What are veneers made of?
A: Dental veneers are made of porcelain for a number of reasons. First, porcelain is strong and sturdy once it’s bonded to the tooth. Also, porcelain mimics the appearance of natural enamel—it reflects light like natural enamel does.
Q: How long do veneers last?
A: With proper care porcelain veneers can last for up to a decade before they need to be replaced. Your dentist will help you develop a maintenance plan that preserves your veneers.
Q: What can veneers fix?
A: Dental veneers can rectify a number of common cosmetic problems. Our office uses veneers to straighten the appearance of misaligned teeth, cover dark or stained enamel, and correct damaged—chipped or cracked—teeth.
Q: How big are veneers?
A; Veneers are quite thin—they’re about as thick as a contact lens. The overall size of the veneer—the length and width—will be customized to fit your smile and your dental needs.
If you have questions that we didn’t address today, you can always give our O’Fallon cosmetic dentist office a call. During your first consultation we’ll talk more about what how veneers could work for you and how long the process might take. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!