Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers

Beverly Hills:||Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers
  1. What are Veneers?

Veneers are extremely thin sheets of porcelain that are applied to the surface to enhance the cosmetic appearance of your teeth


  1. What is Composite bonding?

Composite bonding is made up of plastic filling material that can be used as an alternative to porcelain to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth


  1. How many veneers do I need?

The number and location of veneers should be decided after consulting to your dentist. If you are looking to get a veneer to cover a chipped or broken tooth, you would need just 1 veneer; but if you are looking to get veneers to cover stained teeth, you may need more veneers. Ideally, it is recommended to get even number of veneers.


  1. How long is the process?

Generally, after your dentist makes the decision to opt for veneers, the process is completed in 2 appointments – generally 3 weeks apart. In the first appointment, Dr. Albert Toubia prepares the teeth and take measurements for veneers; in the second appointment veneers are installed.


  1. Is the process painful?

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, patient should not experience any pain or discomfort due to numbness. After anesthesia wears off, there will be some soreness or pain the gums depending on the number of veneers – that resolves spontaneously


  1. Who is an ideal candidate for veneers?

Individuals who have damaged or worn out teeth are ideal candidates for veneers but anyone can get veneers to protect their teeth


  1. How would I know if veneers are the right choice for me?

The only way to know if veneers are the right choice for you is to actually go for a comprehensive dental evaluation with Dr Toubia. After thorough examination and history taking, Dr, Toubia study your dental history, current conditions and cosmetic expectation to come up with a realistic plan.


  1. Do veneers look fake?

Dental veneers are classified among the most reliable and realistic dental cosmetic procedures; primarily because veneers are custom designed according to patient’s natural teeth and jawline. The goal of custom veneers is to match the color, shape and alignment of your teeth.


  1. How should I take care of veneers?

After getting veneers, you should make sure to maintain optimal dental hygiene by periodic brushing, flossing and mouthwash. You should also see your doctor at periodic intervals to evaluate oral health.


  1. How long does veneer last?

If taken proper care, Veneers can last for up to 20 years.


  1. What should I do if my veneer break?

If your veneer comes off or breaks, collect all the pieces and store in a safe place. Do not ever attempt to glue the pieces on your own.


  1. Are veneers more expensive than traditional cosmetic dental procedures?

Veneers are slightly more costly than dental crowns; primarily because the cosmetic end-result is much better than dental crowns


  1. Are there any alternative to dental veneers?

Some alternatives to dental veneers are:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Bonding
  • Orthodontics
  • Dental crowns


  1. Are there any risks associated with veneers?

Veneers are generally safe, but there may be certain risks associated with veneers:

  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Increased risk of damage to the underlying dentin as part of the enamel removing process


  1. Can you get veneers if you have poor dental health?

Veneers are generally not recommended with Dental decay or gum diseases. That’s why Dr. Toubia first evaluates your oral health and if you have any gum or dental condition that requires treatment, veneer installation is postponed until your oral health issues are resolved.


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