How Do Veneers Work?
- Posted on: Sep 2 2015
They say a smile is worth a thousand words so take the next step to a new you who isn’t afraid of showing those pearly whites. If you are insecure about your smile and are considering a mouth makeover, porcelain veneers could be the right option for you.
These veneers have become increasingly popular due to their quick and long-lasting results to picture-perfect teeth without having to go through the hassle of braces.
Here are five important frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers that will help you decide if they are right for you:
1. How long do porcelain veneers last?
Although veneers are permanent and not reversible, they do not last forever. Porcelain Veneers typically last anywhere from 5- 12 years, although there have been cases where they have lasted up to 20. As with most things, the amount of time they endure will depend on maintenance.
2. Will they break or fall off?
Porcelain Veneers are bonded to your teeth so they will never fall out. You will be able to chew like normal, however they are made of glass therefore they can break if they are under too much pressure. It is advised to not bite on food that is extremely hard, especially with the front teeth, in order to avoid chipping.
3. Are porcelain veneers prone to staining?
Porcelain veneers are known to provide a bright white smile. They usually should not stain although, you should be wary of you drinking too much coffee or tea. Keep in mind that teeth whitening will not work on porcelain veneers due to the material.
4. What about my real teeth?
With today’s technology you will not have to file your real teeth down to almost nothing in order to bond the veneers. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin and, only require very little tooth filing. Also, the “no-prep” porcelain veneers are a new option which do not remove teeth at all.
5. Can I afford porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are no longer only affordable for celebrities. Each case is different but the average cost of porcelain veneers can range anywhere from $200-2000 per tooth. You may even be eligible for some type of coverage depending on your insurance plan and/or need to get dental cosmetic surgery.
Porcelain veneers can provide a drastic change to not only your smile but your entire face shape and overall look. Uptown Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston offers life-changing complete mouth restorations. Contact us to discuss your cosmetic dental options at 713-960-9623 and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Velasco today.