The feeling you get from having flawless teeth is intoxicating. You just can’t help but smile, inviting the world to soak up your positive vibes. One of the main contributors to creating this euphoric feeling is porcelain veneers in Long Beach. You’ve heard about them and the amazing results they offer, but you still have some questions that you’d like answered, which is why your dentist is weighing in with the information that you’ve been looking for.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are custom-crafted thin shells that are made from high-quality ceramic. The process for getting them begins with your dentist performing a smile assessment, taking note of the shape of your face and the color and contour of your teeth.
Here are the other steps to the process:
- Your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel (the outer layer of your teeth) to prepare for the new applications.
- She will then take bite impressions which will be sent to a trusted lab to fabricate your permanent veneers. Meanwhile, you’ll be fitted with a set of temporary shells.
- When your new veneers are ready, you’ll return to be fitted and leave your dentist’s office with a brand-new smile!
But there’s still much more to the process that you have questions about.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About Veneers
Let’s take a look at some of the FAQ’s that people commonly have about the process:
- How do you care for veneers? Veneers function just like normal teeth. That means that you’ll still need to follow your oral hygiene protocols, which should include brushing and flossing at least twice a day, and visiting your dentist semi-annually for checkups and cleanings.
- Are they permanent? Your veneers are considered a permanent application because once you remove the thin layer of enamel needed for them to seat properly, it can’t be regenerated.
- Will wearing veneers affect your diet? You won’t have to endure any inconvenient changes in your diet when wearing porcelain veneers. As is the case with your normal teeth, though, you’ll need to be mindful of chewing on really hard edibles and ice, as they can cause your veneers to crack or chip.
- Can your veneers be stained? Porcelain veneers are highly stain resistant, which means that you shouldn’t attempt to whiten them. Instead, you may consider whitening your other teeth before receiving your veneers so there won’t be any differences in the appearance of your smile.
Whether you’re strolling along the beach, out shopping or enjoying the company of friends, you want to be smiling with confidence. You’ll be able to obtain that with porcelain veneers. So reach out to your local professional to learn more about what cosmetic dentistry in Long Beach can do for you!
About the Author
Dr. Maha M. Hanna earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigious Cairo University and still continues to sharpen her skills by completing advanced training. She combines over 20 years of expertise with her compassionate nature to provide the best care to her patients at PCH Dental. Dr. Hanna can be reached for more information through her website.