Porcelain Veneer FAQs


What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic tooth coverings that are custom colored and shaped by our lab using a mold of your teeth. They are permanently attached to your natural teeth using dental cement, and this gives your teeth a smooth even appearance, enhancing your smile enormously.

Who are the best candidates for porcelain veneers

Anyone interested in drastically improving his or her smile in a relatively short time period.

What dental conditions are porcelain veneers recommended to fix?

They can be used to fix:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Gaps or crooked, misaligned teeth
  • Worn or discolored teeth

Since they completely cover the front and sides of your damaged teeth, they cover those defects, giving your teeth a new look.

Is there special maintenance needed to take care of porcelain veneers?

No, but you must care for them as you would your natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing, and regular checkups and professional cleaning.

How long do porcelain veneers usually last?

With good, consistent care, they should last over ten years. In many cases they can be permanent and last a lifetime.

Do porcelain veneers stain like natural teeth?

Porcelain veneers will not stain as easily as your natural teeth do when you drink coffee or smoke cigarettes. This is because the ceramic material they are made of is like glass and not as porous as your natural tooth enamel.
Porcelain veneers are an easy procedure we offer to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. If you are located in San Francisco or Oakland area and would like to find out how porcelain veneers can give you a Smile Makeover, please Schedule Your Free Consultation with us today.

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