When you look at your favorite celebrity, you may wonder how their smile stays perfect throughout the years. They might just have had cosmetic dental work! Believe it or not, you too can have that “Hollywood smile.” When you choose to visit Drs. Boyd, we can help you reach your smile goals with porcelain veneers in Midtown East. If you’re considering this cosmetic procedure, you may have a few questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
What exactly do porcelain veneers do?
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of high-quality dental porcelain that fit over the front of your teeth. Patients use them to conceal a wide range of dental issues. If you have multiple flaws that you would like to correct, this is one of the best procedures to consider.
Who is a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers?
If you have any doubts about the appearance or function of your teeth, porcelain veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Midtown East may be perfect for you! If you want to mask one or several flaws, porcelain veneers may be the answer:
- Eroded teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
What is it like to receive porcelain veneers?
Dr. Boyd will examine your mouth for underlying issues before beginning to prep your teeth for veneers. The goal is for your teeth to be healthy and beautiful.
After your oral health examination, Dr. Boyd gently removes a thin layer of tooth enamel. This step is vital to ensuring that your veneers lie evenly and last for years to come. We’ll protect your teeth with a temporary set of veneers until your next appointment. After your custom veneers have been created, you’ll return to our office for simple, non-invasive placement.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
You can look forward to a long-lasting beautiful smile if you keep good oral hygiene at home and visit Drs. Boyd for your regular dental appointments. Generally, porcelain veneers last 10-15 years depending on the individual, but many patients experience longer lasting results. When you’re at home, care for your veneers by:
- Brushing and flossing every day
- Avoid biting into hard objects (i.e. nuts, tearing into packages, or ice)
- Eat and drink dark substances in moderation to avoid staining (i.e. wine, coffee, and red pasta sauces)
Get Started Recreating Your Smile
Porcelain veneers can transform your flawed teeth into a smile that you can’t stop showing off. Do you still have questions or want to move forward with improving your teeth? Contact us today to schedule a consultation!