Quiz: Addressing Cosmetic Issues With Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer you the opportunity to see your smile improve to a remarkable degree. These thin porcelain wafers, customized for your teeth, are able to address many flaws. You can cover up misshapen or damaged teeth, and improve your smile’s color. Veneers can even be used to address intrinsic discoloration, an issue that professional whitening treatments are not equipped to remedy. You should know that veneers are permanently placed – your teeth are actually altered in order to properly receive them. While they are impressively durable, and able to resist stains, you still need to exercise caution in order to preserve their quality appearance.


True Or False: Your dentist needs to do an initial examination of your teeth before you can be approved to have veneers placed.

True Or False: There are some cases where veneers can be more appropriate than whitening agents for improving the color of your smile.

True Or False: The porcelain used to make your veneers is stain-proof, meaning discoloration will never occur.


True! In order to approve you to have veneers placed, your dentist will need to study your teeth. Part of this process is to ensure that your teeth are strong enough to support veneers. Your dentist is also checking for any ongoing issues that require restorative dental care.

True! Intrinsic discoloration refers to internal issues that lead to unflattering changes in the color of your teeth. While whitening agents can fall short against this problem, you may be able to hide this problem by having veneers placed.

False! Your veneers can resist staining, but they are not impervious to this problem. Limiting dark beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine can protect your veneers.

Talk To Dr. Cain If You Are Interested In Receiving Porcelain Veneers

Are you ready to see your appearance improve in dramatic fashion? By having veneers placed, you can see changes to the color and condition of your smile. Dr. Cain and his team offer expertise and a commitment to patient comfort when performing cosmetic work. Our office gladly welcomes patients from Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding areas. To schedule your appointment, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637. You can also email our office at info@healthysmilesnwi.com.