Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Do you have questions about porcelain veneers? The following porcelain veneers’ FAQs will give you the answers.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs #1: What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are also sometimes called dental veneers. They are thin shells that your dentist attaches to the front of your teeth in order to hide dental imperfections. If you have ever wondered why the actors on your favorite TV show have such great smiles, wonder no more; they are probably fitted with dental veneers. You can have that dazzling smile, too.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs #2: Is It True That Veneers Will Not Look Natural?

It can be true. Sometimes people make the mistake of insisting that their dentist provide them with veneers that are a startling shade of white. The reality is that very few people have perfectly white teeth, and your Birmingham dentist will try to discourage you from choosing a shade that looks unnatural. You can go whiter if you like, but “whitest white” will not complement your appearance.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs #3: Why Are Dental Veneers Made from Porcelain?

Porcelain, in terms of the way that it reflects light, is the material that most closely corresponds to the appearance of natural teeth. This is why, unless you want to let people know that you have dental veneers, they will be unable to tell.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs #4: Will Dental Veneers Hide Stains?

Yes. In fact, this is the number one reason why people have porcelain veneers installed. Even major staining can be hidden by means of dental veneers.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs #5: Can Porcelain Veneers Straighten My Teeth?

Dental veneers will not exactly straighten your teeth – you would need braces for that to happen. However, if your teeth are slightly crooked, gapped or crowded, porcelain veneers will correct their appearance. This is why dental veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics.”

Porcelain Veneers FAQs #6: Are Porcelain Veneers Hard to Care For?

No. Of course, we assume that you will continue to brush regularly, floss daily, and come in for checkups and cleanings. You dental veneers will never decay, but you still have to take care of your gums and the underlying teeth.

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