Porcelain Veneers Q&A
Q: What is a veneer?
A: A veneer is a thin layer of dental restorative material, usually porcelain, that replaces enamel.
Q: What can veneers do?
A: Veneers can correct spaces or gaps between teeth, imperfections in tooth position, poor color, poor shape and some bite problems.
Q: Will I be more prone to cavities after veneers?
A: The veneers is bonded to the existing teeth. There is no higher incidence of decay provided the veneers are properly cared for with regular flossing and brushing.
Q: How long do veneers last?
A: Veneers can last 7-20 years depending how they are cared for and changes in gum tissue. If a veneer comes off or chips, it can easily be rebonded or replaced.
Q: Do porcelain veneers stain with normal things like tea, coffee and wine?
A: Porcelain veneers should never stain; however; if your teeth have a high propensity to stain you should try to avoid or minimize the behaviors that lead to staining and look after them as recommended abover with normal hygiene and maintenance procedures.