Common FAQ's on porcelain veneers for Kennesaw area residents
Patients in the Kennesaw area curious about the best way to cover imperfections of the smile may be interested in learning about solutions such as porcelain veneers. Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental offer this section of FAQ's on porcelain veneers to answer common questions.
What are porcelain veneers?
A veneer is a facing that is custom-made for a patient to bond over the front of a tooth. They are made to cover up imperfections that may be negatively impacting the smile.
What can porcelain veneers address?
Porcelain veneers may be used to cover teeth that are broken, stained, or misaligned. Two or more veneers can be placed side by side to cover a gap between teeth.
Where can porcelain veneers be placed?
Veneers are best near the front of the mouth, on the anterior teeth. These are the teeth that are visible when patients smile. Teeth near the back of the mouth that need to be covered may benefit more from the placement of dental crowns. Teeth near the back must be able to withstand stronger biting and chewing forces.
How are teeth prepared for veneers?
In order to prepare for the placement of veneers, the dentist must remove a thin portion of enamel from the front of the teeth. This allows the veneers to bond in place without adding bulk which may make the restorations stand out in a negative way.
From start to finish, how long will it be before I get to enjoy my veneers?
The first appointment is the consultation visit during which patients will decide if veneers are right for them. Then, preparation begins. Molds are made of the teeth and sent to a laboratory where the veneers are fabricated. This takes about one week before they are sent to the dental office for placement.
Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Most patients are appropriate candidates for porcelain veneers. To determine candidacy, we encourage patients to schedule a consultation appointment with our team of professionals to examine the smile. A visit can be booked by calling (770) 423-1132 and speaking to our front office staff.