Porcelain Veneers FAQs
If you have dental imperfections, you may be considering different treatments from your cosmetic dentist. Read these porcelain veneers FAQs from Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA to learn more about this versatile procedure.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers, or dental veneers, are a cosmetic dentistry treatment in which a tooth-like material is cemented to the front of your teeth.
What Problems Can Be Fixed with Porcelain Veneers?
If your tooth enamel is worn, your teeth are discolored, your teeth are slightly uneven or badly spaced, or if you have minor chipping and cracking, porcelain veneers can correct those issues.
Are There Different Kinds of Porcelain Veneers?
Yes. Traditional porcelain veneers require removing some of your tooth enamel in order to get the veneers to bond properly. There are also thinner veneers available that require no preparation, but they may not be as effective at hiding imperfections. Your dentist can help you choose the veneers that are right for you.
What are the Advantages of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers look exactly like real teeth. In addition to improving your smile, porcelain veneers will also protect your teeth to a certain extent. Because they are not full restorations (meaning that they do not cover the entire tooth) they are much less costly than dental crowns.
Are Dental Veneers My Only Option for a Better Smile?
No. Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a wealth of treatments, including crowns, bonding, inlays and onlays and dental implants. If your issue is discoloration, a whitening treatment may be all that you need. Your dentist will work with you to determine the cosmetic treatment that best suits your needs.
Will My Insurance Cover Porcelain Veneers?
Almost certainly not. Dental insurance typically covers only treatments that are designed to restore functionality to your mouth, not elective treatments that are purely cosmetic.
Will the Procedure Hurt?
No. Your dentist is never going to willingly do anything that will cause you pain. Sometimes, the minimal scraping that is needed to install certain types of porcelain veneers can even be done without the use of a local anesthetic. You can be assured, though, that if pain is even a remote possibility, your dentist will numb up your mouth before beginning the work.
Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist in Stockton for Porcelain Veneers
We hope you have enjoyed reading our porcelain veneers FAQs. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry treatments, why not book a consultation with us at Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA? Just contact us at 209-951-4251. We look forward to seeing you. To learn more about porcelain veneers, read our other pages: porcelain veneers overview, benefits of porcelain veneers.