Porcelain Veneers FAQ
How long do veneers last?
With regular care, you can expect porcelain veneers to last for up to 20 years. The good news is that veneers don't require any special care other than what you already do for natural teeth — brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist.
Is the procedure reversible?
The procedure isn't considered reversible because a very thin layer of the enamel needs to be removed from the tooth in order to accommodate the thickness of the veneer.
Are there any restrictions on what I can eat?
Even though porcelain veneers are quite strong, remember that they are made from porcelain, which can crack if very strong forces are applied. As such, you should avoid chewing hard nuts, popcorn, candy apples, or ice to avoid damaging your veneers.
Can I get veneers if I grind my teeth at night?
Grinding your teeth will eventually damage your veneers, but Dr. John Han can provide you with a protective bite guard that you can wear at night as necessary.
What are some alternatives to porcelain veneers?
If you aren't a suitable candidate for veneers, it doesn't mean that you can't reach your cosmetic goals and achieve the smile of your dreams. Instead of veneers, Dr. John Han may recommend other options such as teeth whitening to reduce discoloration, restoration with dental crowns and bridges, dental bonding for minor cracks and chips, and dental implants if you need to replace any missing teeth.
If you're interested in taking your smile to the next level, you can get fast results with porcelain veneers. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss how to make your smile perfect.