Porcelain veneers are a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure here on the Upper East Side. This procedure involves a thin shell of porcelain, which has been dyed to match your natural teeth, being adhered to the front of a tooth. There are quite a few reasons why veneers are so common. Here are some of the porcelain veneer FAQs we’ve come across in our years of experience as porcelain veneers specialists.
Why Are Veneers Used?
Dental veneers are most often used to cover teeth that have been cracked, broken, or chipped. However, they can also be applied over heavily stained teeth, teeth with visible fillings, or teeth that simply do not match the surrounding teeth.
How Long Is the Porcelain Veneers Process?
Getting a dental veneer applied can take two to three visits to your dentist in Upper East Side Manhattan. First, we will remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth, and send the specifications to the lab. Once your custom-made veneer returns, we will apply it to your tooth.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
The average porcelain veneer will last from 7 to 10 years, depending upon your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits. However, some veneers have been known to last 15 years or more. Regular dental checkups and good daily oral hygiene are necessary for making porcelain veneers last longer.
Can Everyone Get Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are not recommended for patients with gum disease or who have problems with gum health in general. If you frequently chew on your pen cap or bite your nails, you may want to consider waiting to get veneers until you have successfully rid yourself of this habit. They can cause veneers to chip.