Top 4 Questions About Porcelain Veneers

4 Things You Need To Know About Porcelain Veneers

Can I still get cavities with porcelain veneers?

Yes, you can. With the veneers, you do have to keep them clean at all times, as it is possible to get a cavity in the space between the teeth and the veneers. Because the tooth under the veneer is still a regular tooth, you must maintain your veneers as if they were actual teeth.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers can last for years. The veneers that our office typically utilizes in our work with patients do come with a warranty of approximately five years, but the veneers can last longer. Veneers are quite stain-resistant. After several years, they might begin to develop minor stains, but they generally maintain their structure and color for some time.

How well do veneers match the color of my teeth?

If you do not place veneers on every tooth, it can be a small challenge to match the color of the other teeth. What we have found is that we can often match veneers to our patients’ teeth on site. In less typical cases, we send the patient to our nearby lab, where the technicians can create a custom match.

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

The cost of veneers ranges among dentists. Our office charges around $950 a veneer. If our patient chooses Lumineers, a more cosmetic option, the charge is closer to $1,050 per veneer, but because this option is longer-lasting, the higher cost can justify the duration. Porcelain veneers are sometimes covered by insurance.

This educational blog post was brought to you by Douglas Hamill DDS. If you have questions about porcelain veneers or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

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4 thoughts on “Top 4 Questions About Porcelain Veneers

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    Anonymous says:

    The experience with this doctor is simply fantastic! I have made my whole mouth veneers with Doctor Hamill and I am so happy with the quality and with the process!

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    Deb Pearl says:

    My friend just got veneers and she has been wondering about them. I didn’t know that you could still get cavities with veneers! She will have to be careful so she doesn’t get a cavity. I will have to let her know. Thank you for all the great information.

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    Andrea Myers says:

    I found it interesting when you said that porcelain veneers can last for years and they are quite stain resistant. My nephew has discolored teeth due to excessive coffee and soda drinking. I’ll advise him the advantage of having porcelain dental veneers and advise to visit a dentist to inquire if this is possible for him.

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    Ellie Davis says:

    Thank you for suggesting you get a veneer placed on every tooth to ensure the color matches. My grandmother has been thinking of getting veneers and I think your tips will help. We will have to do our research and find her the right cosmetic dentist.

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