Porcelain veneers are one of the best solutions for patients looking for a complete smile makeover. They are porcelain caps designed to cover the fronts of your teeth and replace them aesthetically while maintaining the functionality of your natural tooth underneath. Our veneers are made of porcelain because the material shines and reflects light very similarly to your natural teeth.
This way, if you only want to get a few veneers, they blend in seamlessly with your natural smile. The veneers are color-matched to your surrounding teeth and applied to the fronts of your teeth using dental cement. Once complete, porcelain veneers conceal your natural teeth and replace them with beautiful, custom-designed teeth that enhance your smile aesthetics.
Porcelain Veneers in Peachtree City, GA
Dr. Hannah Voelker, Dr. Brian Linton, and Dr. Ed Davis are your trusted cosmetic dentists in Peachtree City, GA. For patients seeking a complete smile makeover, they may recommend porcelain veneers as a cosmetic dentistry solution. Porcelain veneers act as your-teeth-but-better solutions to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding porcelain veneers:
How should I care for my porcelain veneers?
You should care for your porcelain veneers the same way you would your natural teeth. It’s important to maintain a good oral hygiene routine to help with the longevity of your veneers. Brush and floss your porcelain veneers just as you do with your natural teeth. Taking care of your veneers ultimately means you are taking care of your natural teeth underneath the veneers, which is very important to maintaining your overall dental health.
Will my veneers stain like my natural teeth?
No, veneers will not stain like your natural teeth. The porcelain material is stain-resistant, which means that if you consume teeth-staining substances like coffee or tea, your veneers will remain unaffected. However, it’s important to note that you cannot whiten your veneers either. They are color-matched to your surrounding teeth, so you will need to ensure that you maintain your oral hygiene routines once the veneers are applied.
Do porcelain veneers change your face?
Veneers have the ability transform the shape of patients’ faces. They help restore symmetry in patients’ faces, and help support your mouth and facial structure. For most patients, they give them a more youthful appearance.
Can you drink coffee with porcelain veneers?
Patients with porcelain veneers can drink coffee or tea, however it should be in moderation. Veneers are stain resistant, however we still recommend maintaining a healthy diet and practicing a good oral care routine.
What toothpaste is best for veneers?
The best toothpaste for veneers are generally gel toothpastes. These are gentle on the porcelain surface of veneers. We recommend that patients avoid toothpastes that contain hydrogen peroxide or baking soda as these chemicals can be harmful to veneers.
How often do veneers need replacing?
On average veneers last at least 15 years. If you take good care of your veneers and practice good oral hygiene, veneers can last a lifetime. Patients may choose to replace their veneers to get new technology, but with proper care, their lifespan can last much longer than 15 years.
Do your teeth rot under veneers?
Teeth do not “rot” under veneers. Porcelain veneers are designed to fit the overtop of your existing teeth. No damage should occur to your natural teeth with veneers. On very rare occasions, you may develop a cavity under the veneer. Although this is only likely if you severely neglect your oral health.
What happens if my veneer falls off?
Try to relocate the veneer. Call our office and we will schedule you for our earliest available appointment. Dr. Linton, Dr. Voelker, and Dr. Davis will evaluate the veneer and determine whether or not it can be reattached to your tooth or if another veneer will need to be made to replace it.