If you’ve been thinking about enhancing your smile, you’ve likely come across porcelain veneers as one of the top treatments to help you achieve your goals. Well, you’re in the right place. Porcelain veneers are one of the top treatments and it’s for a good reason. They can solve multiple dental problems in one simple procedure. You can achieve a whiter, more symmetrical, and straighter-looking smile with porcelain veneers alone.

Before you visit our Savannah cosmetic dentists for a consultation, read through some of the top porcelain veneers FAQs to find out some of the answers to your questions. Whatever you don’t get answered on this blog, we’re happy to answer for you during your consultation.

1. What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can give you a brand new smile. The veneers act like contact lenses for your teeth because they’re thin layers of porcelain that we bond over the front of your teeth. These thin sheets of porcelain can change the color, shape, and size of your teeth. In addition, they can repair the damage, close gaps, and make teeth look straighter. In just two appointments, we can transform your smile.

2. How Are Porcelain Veneers Made?

During your consultation, we will sit down to discuss your likes and dislikes about your smile. From there, our cosmetic dentists will show you how we can transform your smile with porcelain veneers. We will recommend the necessary number of veneers to achieve your goals. Before we even start your treatment, you will know exactly what your results will look like once we’re finished.

From there, we will start your porcelain veneer procedure by removing a thin layer of enamel from your teeth that will receive the veneers. Then, we will take impressions of your teeth to send off to the ceramicist. The ceramicist will create veneers with high-quality porcelain customized to meet your smile goals. In the meantime, you will wear temporary veneers to get used to their fit and so we can make any adjustments to the permanent pair in the process.

Once the permanent restorations come back from the lab, we will test their fit and bond them to your teeth. Then, your smile is ready to go. That’s how porcelain veneers are made!

3. Do Veneers Require Enamel Removal?

Yes. At Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, we provide our patients with the most durable and aesthetic veneers possible. To accomplish this, we need to remove a thin layer of your enamel to make room for the veneers. We do try to remove as little natural tooth material as possible.

If you don’t want any prep work done to your teeth, there are other veneer options on the market including Lumineers and Durathins. Please note that these veneers do not last as long or provide as beautiful results.

4. How Long Do Veneers Last?

With proper maintenance and care, your dental veneers can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years before you need to replace them.

5. How Much Do They Cost?

We’re not going to lie to you, porcelain veneers aren’t cheap, but you get exactly what you pay for. When you visit Beyond Exceptional Dentistry for your porcelain veneers, you’re not just paying for a beautiful smile. You’re also paying for porcelain veneers that take your bite into account. This means that after we’re done with your procedure, your bite will feel balanced and won’t cause you any functionality problems. Our porcelain veneers are long-lasting and provide optimal functionality.

If you would like to find out how much porcelain veneers from Beyond Exceptional Dentistry will cost for your needs, please contact us at (912) 234-8282 to book a consultation. In the meantime, check out some of the amazing smiles we’ve transformed.

6. Does Insurance Cover Porcelain Veneers?

Most insurance companies do not cover porcelain veneers. Patients should expect to cover all costs of their procedure.

7. Do Porcelain Veneers Hurt?

No! Your procedure will feel completely pain-free. The only discomfort you might experience is some soreness after we remove some of your enamel.

8. How Do I Care For Veneers?

Caring for your porcelain veneers is the same as caring for your natural teeth. Simply brush and floss your teeth and visit the dentist regularly for dental cleanings. If you’re prone to clenching or grinding your teeth, or play contact sports, talk to us about getting a protective guard. We also recommend following the same rules for veneers as teeth. Don’t chew ice or use your teeth as tools.

9. How Do I Get Veneers in Savannah?

If you think porcelain veneers in Savannah are the right cosmetic dentistry treatment option to help you achieve your dream smile, please contact us at (912) 234-8282 to book an appointment. We look forward to helping you love your reflection every single day.