Questions about Porcelain Veneers

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What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells of porcelain that are created to fit over the front sides of your teeth. They are made specifically to correct the problems you have with your teeth. Veneers are created to perfectly match the color, shape, size, and even the translucency of the rest of your teeth.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

Dental porcelain is very durable after the veneers have been bonded to your teeth. They are also stain resistant, just like your natural teeth.

The best way to maintain veneers is to schedule routine check-ups with Dr. Paez. If the porcelain ever becomes cracked, chipped, or broken, it can be replaced very easily. With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last for many years.

How are porcelain veneers attached to my teeth?

Porcelain veneers are a permanent cosmetic dentistry solution. Once you receive your veneers from the dental lab, Dr. Paez will cement them to your teeth by roughening the front of your teeth and applying a special bonding adhesive. Then, a light will be directed at the veneers, curing the adhesive and bonding the veneers to your teeth.

Will my teeth look fake or unnatural?

No. Many people are unsure about veneers because they think they will look too big or unnatural. In order to prevent this, Dr. Paez will carefully remove a small amount of the enamel on your teeth. Then, after taking an impression, your veneers will be created to perfectly match the size and shape of the rest of your teeth.

After your permanent porcelain veneers have been created, they will seamlessly match the rest of your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful new smile.

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

Cost will depend on the number of teeth receiving the veneers. The best way to determine the price is to schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Paez.

Dr. Paez will evaluate your teeth, determine if porcelain veneers are right for you, and inform you of how much they will cost during your initial consultation. Dr. Paez will also provide you with various payment options, including CareCredit.

What problems can porcelain veneers correct?

Porcelain veneers are incredibly versatile. They are used to correct dental problems such as:

  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Disfigured teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Spacing problems
  • Broken teeth
  • Stained teeth

Can I whiten my porcelain veneers?

No. Unfortunately, once your porcelain veneers have been bonded to your teeth, they cannot be whitened any more. If you are considering porcelain veneers, first you may want to choose a teeth whitening procedure to lighten your teeth.

Call 702-737-3553 or email Nevada Dental Esthetics to arrange your free consultation to discuss the best options for enhancing your smile.