Your Questions about Porcelain Veneers, Answered

Woman Hiding Smile Porcelain VeneersDo you sometimes catch yourself daydreaming about what your life would be like with a brighter or more beautiful smile? Imperfections in teeth can cause a lot of insecurity, and may even make you want to hide altogether. But cosmetic dentistry means that there are ways to correct those imperfections, helping your smile’s natural beauty to shine more clearly. Porcelain veneers are an effective way of addressing a number of concerns, which can help give you the smile of your daydreams.

Can veneers correct jagged edges?

Yes. Veneers can help hide worn or jagged edges, as well as general issues with your teeth’s shape or size. If you have a few teeth that appear too small, for instance, veneers can help give them a shape more uniform with the rest of your smile.

What about whitening?

Veneers can also effectively cover any staining or discoloration, while still providing natural-looking results thanks to porcelain’s customizability and sheen. Because your veneers will be crafted to match your natural teeth, you don’t have to worry about having an overly white, artificial-looking smile.

Do I need orthodontic treatment, too?

If your concerns are primarily cosmetic, meaning your bite is functioning as it should, veneers can help correct spacing or gaps between the teeth. If the alignment of y our teeth is causing jaw pain or making it difficult to chew, however, you may need orthodontic treatment in order to achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile.

How long does treatment take?

Veneers are a relatively fast form of cosmetic treatment, because they can address a number of issues all at once. That said, the veneers will need to be custom created for you, and the dentist will need to do minor preparation to the surface of your teeth in order to get a secure bond. The exact length of treatment will depend upon how long it takes for your dentist to receive your custom veneers.