One of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we perform here in Alpharetta at Old Milton Dental is the application of porcelain veneers, which are used to cover the appearance of a variety of cosmetic concerns. This procedure involves covering the front of the tooth with a thin layer of porcelain, which has been dyed to match the look of your smile. These are some of the porcelain veneer FAQs we’ve come across in our years of experience as porcelain veneers specialists.
What Are Veneers Used For?
Dental veneers are often used to protect and cover heavily stained, gapped, cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. However, they can also be used to cover teeth with large cavities or visible fillings, or teeth that look worn down from age.
How Long Will It Take to Get Veneers?
Getting a dental veneer applied usually takes two to three visits to your dentist in Alpharetta. In the initial consultation, your teeth may be prepared for the veneer and the impression for the veneers may be taken. When the custom-made porcelain veneers return from the lab, they will be applied to your teeth.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are not recommended for patients with gum disease or who have chronic gum health issues. It is also important that patients who bite their nails or have a pencil-chewing habit be willing to stop, because this can cause veneers to chip.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
The average porcelain veneer will last for about 10 years but can be helped to last up to 15 years with good oral hygiene and lifestyle habits. All you need to do is brush and floss as usual, and continue to see your dentist for regular checkups.
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