If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, veneers in Conyers can give you the flawless smile you desire. Before you’re ready to commit to the procedure, we know you have a few concerns. Here are the answers to a few of the top questions our patients ask us about veneers to feel confident about the road ahead.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Veneers aren’t considered permanent because they need to be replaced about every 10 years. While they won’t last forever, the procedure is not reversible because your dentist will need to alter your teeth. A small amount of enamel must be removed to ensure the veneers sit flush for a secure bond with your tooth. Unfortunately, your enamel will not grow back, leaving your teeth vulnerable. For this reason, they will be covered after they’ve been prepared to protect them while you wait for your final veneers to be bonded in place.
Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?
Don’t worry, you won’t need to skip your morning cup of coffee if you choose veneers made of porcelain. The material is nonporous, which means it is stain-resistant, so darkly pigmented foods and drinks won’t cause discoloration. While the veneer is not likely to stain, your underlying teeth can still suffer the effects of drinking too much coffee. It’s best to limit your consumption of any dark or acidic foods and drinks, like wine, tea, and berries.
How Many Veneers Will I Need?
A veneer can be applied to a single tooth; however, if you intend to improve all your visible teeth, your cosmetic dentist in Conyers will recommend more than one. Most people require 6, 8, 10, or 12 veneers to create a symmetrical smile, but you can use a single veneer to treat a cracked or chipped tooth. We’ll perform a thorough consultation and learn more about the results you want to achieve to create a customized treatment plan. Dr. Amin will explain how many veneers it will take to reach your goals.
Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?
Modern veneers are thinner than ever to provide a comfortable fit. Many patients report their veneers to feel completely natural. In fact, they don’t even notice them when eating or talking. Your veneers are designed to fit your teeth perfectly using digital impressions that are taken after your enamel is removed. By etching the surface of your teeth, the restorations won’t protrude, so there won’t be any discomfort. Your veneers will feel smooth to prevent any irritation to the soft tissues in your mouth.
Can You Whiten Veneers?
If you’ve noticed your veneers aren’t as bright as they were, whitening procedures won’t be the answer to your problem. Instead, we recommend replacing or shading them to achieve the results you want. In some cases, your teeth under the veneers can change color, making your smile look discolored. If you plan to have your veneers replaced, it’s best to have a whitening treatment at the same time to ensure consistent results.
Get a Beautiful Smile Today!
You don’t need to hide behind an imperfect smile. We can help you achieve your cosmetic goals with porcelain veneers. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.