When you opt to receive porcelain veneers, you are undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure that can bring about a dramatic change to your appearance. Your smile can have a high-quality appearance that is free of damaged or misshapen teeth. It can also make your teeth appear whiter, even correcting teeth with discoloration traditional whitening agents will not address. It should be noted that in order to undergo this treatment, your teeth will need to be healthy enough to have the veneers placed on them. Your dentist will also need to address any ongoing dental issues before starting the process of providing your veneers.
True Or False: Porcelain veneers require special tools to clean.
True Or False: Your veneers can resist stains, but you should still be careful with them, as whitening agents will not work like they do with teeth.
True Or False: Dental bonding can often be completed in one visit, while it takes two appointments to receive your veneers.
False! After your porcelain veneers are placed, you should continue to brush and floss like you have been, though you may want to switch to using a non-abrasive toothpaste when you brush with veneers.
True! Veneers have stain-resistant properties, but you should still practice caution once you have them, as certain items, like dark beverages, can eventually leave stains in the veneers. Whitening agents will not remove those stains.
True! Porcelain veneers take an initial visit, which involves measuring and preparing your teeth for the veneers. Your second appointment is when you actually receive them. Dental bonding uses composite resin to make positive cosmetic changes. This process only requires you to attend a single session, although if you are having many teeth worked on, it could take a follow-up appointment to finish.