Porcelain Veneers: Frequently Asked Questions

How can porcelain veneers enhance my smile?

Porcelain veneers cover a variety of smile imperfections in one cosmetic procedure. Some benefits of porcelain veneers include:

  • Closing smile gaps and spaces
  • Correcting misshapen teeth
  • Smoothing jagged tooth edges
  • Adding size to small teeth
  • Correcting crooked teeth
  • Hiding stains and discolorations
  • Creating a more even smile
  • Covering chips

What makes up porcelain veneers?

Thin porcelain shells are fabricated by lab technicians out of a hard porcelain. Unlike dental bonding, porcelain veneers are not shaped from a liquid form, but rather sculpted from a hard substance. This method increases the restorations’ strength and stain resistance. The material is died to meet your smile needs and custom-shaped to fit securely over the front of your teeth. Additionally, veneers more closely mimic the coloration of a tooth since porcelain has a slight iridescence like natural teeth.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers can last for decades with proper dental care. The longevity of your cosmetic dental work depends on thorough oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings to keep your veneers from becoming damaged or stained. Porcelain veneers are mostly stain resistant, but some staining may occur on the edges of the tooth where the veneer is attached. To keep your veneers sparkling, floss daily and schedule a cleaning every six months.

How can I get porcelain veneers in Mansfield?

Dr. S. Blair Jones can determine your candidacy for veneers at a cosmetic consultation. He will work with you to determine your smile needs and create a treatment plan. For instance, if you would like whiter teeth with veneers, he may suggest a whitening treatment before placement since veneers cannot be whitened once they are placed on your smile. In as little as two office visits, Dr. Jones can help you achieve a smile makeover. The first visit will include preparing your teeth and taking a dental impression for the mold for your veneers. At the second visit, Dr. Jones can place your porcelain veneers, harden the bond with a curing light, and polish your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Mansfield

At Mansfield Dental Associates, we look forward to helping you smile your brightest. We offer Zoom! teeth whitening, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers to give you a smile makeover in Mansfield. If you have questions about how to correct your smile imperfections, contact our Mansfield dentist office at (817) 259-1357.