Most Asked Questions
Porcelain veneers are used to create brilliant smiles. Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth, improving their shape and color. The porcelain bond is nearly as strong as the natural enamel bond of your natural teeth. One of the most successful procedures in dentistry today, porcelain veneers may be the best way for you to achieve the gorgeous smile you want and deserve.
When cared for properly, porcelain veneers and Lumineers can last for a very long time (10-20 years). On average, they probably last 8-15 years. Failures are typically caused by poor oral hygiene or failure to wear a night guard when one is recommended. In most cases the word “failure” only represents that a new veneer must be made to replace the old one. The underlying tooth is usually fine.
Gaps between teeth, especially gaps that show in your smile, can take away from the beauty of your smile. Depending on the size of the gap, there are several options. For extremely large gaps, Invisalign is usually recommended. For small to moderate gaps, bonding or porcelain veneers may be the best solution for you. Our doctors will discuss your options with you and together we will customize an ideal treatment plan to give you the gorgeous smile you deserve.
Old silver fillings leak, causing decay to re-enter the tooth, which may cause sensitivity. Not to mention they are unsightly. A great option for silver filling replacement are porcelain inlays and onlays, which provide an optimal aesthetic and healthy result.
Our doctors recommend whitening first to their patients. Once your teeth are as white as you like, then our doctors will match the bonding or veneers to that whiter shade. Our whitening procedures work quickly, so in no time you will have the beautiful smile you want and deserve.