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Six Common Questions About Porcelain Veneers Answered

As a dentist treating patients from all walks of life, Dr. Richards often sees people who are interested in reclaiming their smiles through a smile makeover with porcelain veneers. Before the process begins, Dr. Richards is often asked many of the same questions. Today, he is happy to share the questions and answers with you so you can better prepare for receiving your own custom smile makeover.


  1. How Long Do They Last?


Unlike the highly fragile material you may be thinking of, porcelain veneers are actually made to mimic natural teeth. Because they are designed to withstand the same forces required of teeth, they are strong, but may still experience some breakage. Many things can affect the lifespan of veneers, but they generally last between 10 and 20 years.


  1. Do They Look Fake?


When your veneers are applied with the experience and care of a skilled dentist, they can be undetectable from regular teeth. A good practitioner will always carefully consider the size, color, shape and texture of your teeth for the most natural look possible.


  1. Do I Still Need to Worry About Cavities?


Because veneers are not sealants, you must still maintain a good oral health routine, including brushing and flossing. Your veneer will not decay, but the teeth underneath are still susceptible to infection.


  1. Will Veneers Make My Teeth Stronger?


Porcelain veneers are designed to withstand the regular forces experienced by biting, chewing and grinding food. They may be durable, but they are not meant to hold up against any forces you would not subject your natural teeth to.


  1. Does Getting Veneers Hurt?


When veneers are applied, it is virtually a pain-free process. Some patients experience temporary sensitivity to hot and cold food and drink, but that is usually the maximum level of reported discomfort.


  1. Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?


Ultimately, your provider will determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers in Corpus Christie, TX. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and to learn whether veneers are a good option for you.

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