Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers

In our previous blog, we discussed how dental bonding can improve smile esthetics. In addition to bonding, we also have a unique restoration designed to completely transform the appearance of your smile. Do you have questions about porcelain veneers? Interested in how this restoration can improve your smile?

FAQs About Porcelain Veneers

Question: What issues can they address?

Answer: The restoration fits over the front and sides of a tooth, which means we can use them to mask permanent discoloration, which may not otherwise respond to teeth whitening procedures. We can also close gaps between teeth or correct the appearance of minor misalignment. We can also reshape malformed or damaged teeth, improving your overall smile esthetics.

Question: How do you make and place them?

Answer: First, we remove a thin layer of enamel to make room for them. We then take impressions, which are used by experts at a dental lab to fabricate the new restorations. Once complete, we check the fit and if necessary, make any further adjustments. Finally, we place them employing a powerful bonding agent.

Question: Why are they made from porcelain?

Answer: Because porcelain is strong and able to withstand the bite pressures and other stresses a tooth must endure. In addition, the material is translucent, which means it can mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Finally, the material is stain-resistant, which keep your smile bright and beautiful for longer.

Question: How do I keep them bright?

Answer: With proper care, you can expect your new veneers to last for decades and to stay bright and beautiful. Proper care means taking time to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day, once in the morning and again before bed. You should also floss each night before bed. Finally, you need to have your teeth cleaned every six months.

Interested in Dental Veneers?

We can use a thin and lifelike restoration to address a variety of cosmetic complaints and improve the beauty of your smile. To find out if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Steven Huffstutler in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-918-3038.