Dental Veneers Opelika – Porcelain Veneers
A beautiful smile can be one of your best assets, but if you’re self-conscious about your teeth, you may not feel confident enough to show them off. There are a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, and porcelain veneers are one of the most popular options.
Porcelain veneers are a popular treatment option for many people. They offer a number of benefits, including the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth. East Alabama Dental Group is happy to help you get porcelain veneers in Opelika, AL. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They can be used to correct a wide range of cosmetic concerns, from gaps and chips to discoloration.
What makes porcelain veneers a good option for me?
Porcelain veneers are a good option for many people because they offer a number of benefits. Veneers are made from porcelain, which is a strong and durable material. Porcelain is also resistant to staining, so your veneers will stay looking bright and white for years to come.
Another benefit of porcelain veneers is that they can be customized to meet your individual needs and preferences. Your dentist will work with you to choose the right color, shape, and size for your veneers.
How can they improve my smile?
Porcelain veneers can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. They are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your teeth, and they can be used to correct a wide range of cosmetic concerns.
Benefits of porcelain veneers
There are a number of benefits to porcelain veneers. They include:
- Improving asymmetrical teeth
- Correcting chip, misalignment, and gaps
- Covering stained teeth and making them appear white and healthy
- Improving or enhancing strength of weakened teeth
- Resistant to color deterioration
- Long lasting
- Revitalizing your smile and improving confidence
With porcelain veneers, you can achieve the smile of your dreams. If you’re interested in learning more about this treatment option, contact our office to schedule a consultation. East Alabama Dental Group is happy to help you get porcelain veneers in Opelika, AL.
We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide if porcelain veneers are right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
What are the risks associated with getting porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a safe and effective treatment option for many people. However, as with any treatment, there are some risks associated with porcelain veneers. These include:
- Allergic reactions to porcelain materials
- Temporarily increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Potential for porcelain veneers to chip or break
If you have any concerns about porcelain veneers, be sure to talk to contact our office. We will be able to answer any of your questions and help you decide if porcelain veneers are right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do veneers work?
Ultimately, veneers work as an enamel replacement for a set of teeth. The procedure requires a few visits in order to get your smile just right. During the first appointment, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth and then send these off to a dental lab to make veneers in the correct shape and shade of your teeth, a process that can take up to 2-3 weeks. Before the dentist can place the veneers on your teeth, typically a small portion of each tooth’s surface is removed—about half a millimeter. During your next appointment, the veneers will be cemented to your teeth. Once you have your veneers bonded to your teeth, it may take a couple of weeks to get used to the “new” set of teeth, which sometimes may feel larger in size or shape depending on if your teeth had been misshaped before. The procedure greatly enhances a person’s smile to look like a set of natural teeth.
Do porcelain veneers stain?
Sometimes patients have the fear that because porcelain veneers are so comparable to a natural set of teeth, that they may be susceptible to stains from things like tea, coffee, and wine. The simple answer is that porcelain veneers should never stain. They have stain-resistant properties, however, if you know that your natural set of teeth have a tendency to stain, you should avoid or minimize behaviors that could lead to possible staining overtime. If you have translucent veneers, any stains on the back of your teeth could reflect through the veneers.
How long do dental veneers last?
Typically, a veneer lasts approximately 5-10 years. They do not require any special care other than regular brushing, flossing, and visits to the prosthodontist. If they are properly cared for then they can last much longer. Professional cleanings every 6 months and yearly exams are highly recommended.
How do I care for my veneers?
Brushing two times each day for two minutes, flossing daily, and wearing a bite guard at night are great ways to protect the veneers. It is also beneficial to avoid eating very hard foods like almonds or cracking shells with the front veneers.
What is the most common reason to have veneers replaced?
The porcelain veneer is very strong and should not break under normal circumstances. If gum recession occurs the root of the tooth may become exposed. Patients may want new veneers to cover the roots. The integrity of veneered teeth is marginally compromised, and the veneer is bonded to the existing teeth. There is no higher incidence of decay provided that the veneers are properly cared for as detailed above, regular brushing with toothpaste, and flossing.
Are veneers a covered insurance benefit?
It depends on your dental insurance. Some insurance companies will cover up to 50% of a fee they see as reasonable, but don’t expect payment without first discussing the procedure with both your prosthodontist and insurance provider.
Can I floss with porcelain veneers?
Yes. In fact, flossing your porcelain veneers is very important. Plaque can build up between your teeth and lead to decay along the edges where the veneer meets your natural tooth. Practicing good dental hygiene will help your veneers last, and keep the teeth they are attached to healthy.