Porcelain veneers might be behind many celebrity smiles, but this is one cosmetic dentistry treatment that is within anyone’s reach. Get even more reassurance about this smile makeover through the answers in this veneers FAQ and by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Don Mungcal and his team at Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions. You’ll be educated and ready to make choices about the best ways to upgrade your smile.
Will veneers fix my dental problems?
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment. They are intended to conceal everything you dislike about the appearance of your teeth, but they do not correct problems like cavities or infections. You need dental restorations for those repairs, but the veneer treatment can follow once your mouth is healthy.
Through veneers, you can beautify your entire smile and cover up things you dislike, such as:
- Gapped teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Short teeth
- Worn teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Gummy smile
Will veneers look good on my teeth?
Your dental veneers will look good if you’re being treated by an experienced, meticulous Manhattan Beach cosmetic dentist who is prepared to customize your new smile for you alone. Your dentist will begin your smile makeover by determining if you are a good candidate for this treatment and make suggestions for other procedures that may be helpful if necessary. If veneers are the right choice, they will be personalized in size, shape, color, and length so they deliver a symmetry that flatters your face and skin tone.
Will getting veneers hurt?
Every patient will experience a slightly different level of invasiveness with porcelain veneers. How the preparation for the treatment is carried out depends on what type of veneers you receive and whether a significant amount of tooth enamel must be removed to make room for the veneers. Overall, the treatment should not be painful or require much anesthesia, if any, but some patients want sedation dentistry so they can be calm during the procedure.
How long does it take to get veneers?
The veneer procedure usually takes only two visits to your Manhattan Beach dentist. The first visit includes the preparation of your teeth and design of your veneers. All details about your smile makeover are submitted to the dental lab for the personalized veneers to be created. During the second visit, about two weeks later, the veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth.
Will veneers makes my teeth feel weird?
The biggest change after getting veneers is mostly a psychological one. Your smile will be so much better than it has ever been, it might take a little time to adjust to the new you. Because veneers sit on top of your teeth, your mouth may feel odd at first, but you will quickly see just how much better you look, speak, and eat with your beautiful new smile.
Will my veneers look fake?
You know bad veneers when you see them, but you don’t have to worry about that happening to you when you work with an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Mungcal. Research before-and-after photos of patients who got porcelain veneers, talk about the characteristics you do and do not want, and learn as much as you can about the procedure so you know what’s going on and stay on top of how your smile makeover will look.
Am I a good candidate for veneers?
Your Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions team can tell you for certain if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mungcal to discuss your smile makeover hopes and ask any questions you have about veneers. Contact us today.
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