FAQs About Porcelain Veneers

We know how important smile beauty is for our Gary, IN, patients. After all, your smile is one of the first things people see when they meet you. In order to help smiles stay bright and beautiful, we may create and place a custom-made cosmetic restoration. Let’s answer a few questions about veneers to explain how they improve smile beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers

Question: What cosmetic issues will they address?

Answer: Since they cover the front and sides of the teeth, we can use them to mask permanent teeth stains, close gaps between your teeth, and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, offering an alternative to braces for qualifying patients. Placement also helps lengthen worn down teeth, and repairs minor cracks or chips. If you have a misshapen tooth, we may use a restoration to improve the shape of your teeth. We use them to correct a wide array of cosmetic and restorative concerns.

Question: How do you create them?

Answer: They will be custom-made, which ensures a comfortable fit, precise smile improvement, and a lifelike appearance. We begin by removing a thin layer of enamel, which makes room for them to fit properly. We then take impressions of the tooth, which will be employed in the design and fabrication process. When you return for your next visit, we will check the fit of your completed veneer and if needed, make final adjustments. We then place the dental implant with a powerful bonding agent. The entire process only takes two visits and can help transform your smile’s appearance.

Question: How do I keep them bright?

Answer: We create them using porcelain, which is a strong and durable material that mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel. We even shade them to better match surrounding teeth. While porcelain contains stain-resistant materials, routine care is crucial for keeping them bright. You should brush your teeth twice a day and always floss before going or bed. We also suggest seeing us twice a year so we can examine your smile and clean your teeth, which removes plaque buildup and protects your veneers and natural teeth. If you have any questions about the process of placing veneers, or if you would like to find out if they’re right for your smile, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Custom Restorations?

With our custom-made cosmetic restorations, we help improve the beauty and function of your smile, often in just two sittings. To schedule an appointment to discuss our approach to cosmetic dental care and the treatment options we provide, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at info@healthysmilesnwi.com. We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.