4 Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers
At the Marconi Dental Group, the gorgeous veneers placed by Dr. Alizadeh and his team are among the hottest cosmetic dental procedures on the market today. Patients love our veneers because they help correct a variety of problems, such as:
- Rough enamel
Basically, veneers are a quick and simple way to get that Hollywood-caliber smile you’ve always dreamed of! But just like our patients who love their veneers, you probably have a few questions about the procedure.
1. How long will dental veneers last?
How long your veneers last depends largely on how you treat them! They typically stay securely in place for an average of 10-15 years. You may not be a candidate for veneers if you grind your teeth at night. Veneers are tough, but they are slips of porcelain that could be damaged by unusual biting forces.
If you would love a veneer smile but have a habit of grinding your teeth, then you may want to consider a mouthguard to protect your beautiful cosmetic investment.
2. Will my veneers lighten if I choose to whiten my teeth?
Veneers are carefully designed to exactly match the color of your teeth at the time of placement. Our veneers are made of porcelain, which behaves differently from tooth enamel. Enamel can pick up stains or lighten because it has tiny pores in it. The color of the porcelain cannot be changed once placed.
For this reason, we recommend whitening your teeth to your goal shade before having your veneers color matched and placed. Otherwise, your natural teeth can become much brighter than your veneers and make them stand out as discolored and old.
3. Can I have veneers placed on all of my teeth?
Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure. Although lasting and durable, they are not intended to withstand the chewing forces that your back teeth exert. Veneers are recommended for enhancing the top front teeth. These teeth are known as the ones which appear in your “smile zone,” or the teeth that show when you smile.
To enhance the appearance of your other teeth, you might first try things like whitening or orthodontics and then later have veneers applied to the front teeth.
4. Are veneers reversible?
No. Traditional porcelain veneers are considered a permanent dental procedure because they alter your tooth structure in a way that cannot be naturally replaced. But don’t worry – they’re safe! The change to your teeth is minimal. Veneers are meant to be a lifetime enhancement to your smile so you can simply update them as needed.
If you are interested in a more conservative option for getting a sparkling smile, ask us about our Lumineers procedure!
Get a Carmichael Smile with Veneers
Veneers could make a huge difference in the way you and others view your smile. They’re worth looking into! Find out whether a traditional veneer procedure or even Lumineers are right for you when you have a complete smile evaluation at Marconi Dental Group.