Frequently asked questions about porcelain dental veneers

Dr. Chris and Dr. Robin Post of Centre Place Dental in Lincoln, Nebraska, understand that patients who are interested in porcelain veneers may have questions about how they can improve their smile. To help determine if veneers are the best option for their individual needs, our cosmetic dentists have compiled a list of frequently asked questions by patients.

What is a porcelain dental veneer?

Our dentists describe the porcelain veneer as a thin shell of material placed over a tooth’s front-facing to change its shape, size, and color.

What dental issues can porcelain veneers address?

Veneers are typically used for improving the appearance of teeth that have damage or discoloration, as well as to close gaps between teeth.

How do I maintain my dental veneers?

Although porcelain veneers are very durable and can last up to about ten years or longer with proper care, you need to take special care when brushing and flossing. It is important to regularly visit your dentist for check-ups and cleanings to prevent decay or infection from developing on the tooth structure beneath your porcelain veneer.

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Porcelain veneers are meant to be long-lasting. However, they can become damaged over time due to normal wear and tear. Veneers can chip or break if not properly cared for, so you need to be mindful of following your dentist’s instructions on caring for them. They need to be replaced every 10-15 years, depending on how well you care for them.

Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?

Most patients with imperfections near the front of the smile may be proper candidates for placing veneers if their smiles are free from cavities and periodontal disease. Patients should already be following a healthy routine to keep their teeth and gums clean, beautiful, and healthy.

How do I find out if porcelain dental veneers are right for me?

The best way to decide if porcelain veneers can solve your aesthetic issues is to start with a consultation appointment with Drs. Chris and Robin Post of Centre Place Dental. Call (402) 799-4977 to request a visit at 144 North 44th Street, Suite F, and learn more about this and other cosmetic treatments available at our state-of-the-art office.