6 Questions To Ask Your Phoenix Dentist About Veneers

VeneersYou may have heard that dental veneers are a cost-effective way to correct a tooth that has minor problems with alignment, shape or color. Veneers, which are porcelain or resin “caps” that fit over the front of your natural teeth after a thin layer of tooth enamel is removed, can be a great solution for a number of challenges to your smile.

Here are six questions you’ll want to ask your Phoenix dentist to help you determine if veneers are the right choice for you.

1) What advantages do dental veneers have over installing a full crown on a tooth?

Veneers provide a less invasive solution to dental issues related to tooth appearance, since most of the natural tooth is preserved. A veneer can also be color-matched to one’s natural teeth and is highly resistant to stains.

2) Can veneers be matched to the color of my natural teeth?

Yes. When your dentist applies your veneers, he or she will repeatedly test the veneer to ensure proper fit, and can adjust the color of the veneer with the type of permanent cement used to adhere the veneers to your teeth.

3) Can veneers on my front teeth be accurately color-matched to the rest of my teeth?

Yes, and wanting one’s front teeth to be brighter is one of the most common reasons for electing to get dental veneers.

4) How should I take care of my veneers?

There are no special procedures for caring for your veneers – just continue to brush at least twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist as scheduled for check-ups. However, your veneers are attached to your natural teeth, and while the surfaces of the teeth with veneers are resistant to staining, the tooth itself continues to be able to get cavities.

5) How long will my veneers last?

It can depend on many factors, but if you practice good oral hygiene, you can expect them to last between 12 – 15 years.

6) How will teeth whitening procedures impact my dental veneers?

Veneers aren’t harmed by whitening products. On the other hand, these whitening products also won’t change the color of your already-installed veneer. It’s better to have your teeth whitened to match the color you desire for your teeth, then get your veneers, which can be matched to the color of your newly whitened natural teeth!

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