Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. If you are thinking about choosing porcelain veneers, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Christopher Banks, a dentist in Chevy Chase, MD, to discuss your goals and treatment options.

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

With porcelain veneers, the tooth restoration is designed to only cover the front-facing portion of the tooth. This is great for patients looking to conceal blemishes on their smile, including bleach-resistant tooth stains or minor chips. Porcelain veneers can also be utilized to make your smile appear more symmetrical and aligned. 

Veneers may be used to:

  • Fill gaps between teeth
  • Straighten misaligned teeth
  • Fix broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Whiten yellowed, stained, or discolored teeth

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

During your cosmetic consultation, Dr. Banks will thoroughly examine your teeth. Dr. Banks will also discuss your cosmetic goals and needs before determining which dental service will best suit your needs. Porcelain veneers are a highly durable, natural-looking solution used for a wide range of cosmetic dental concerns.

Can Permanent Veneers Fall Off?

Veneers are permanently adhered to the front of your teeth. However, they are not necessarily permanent in nature. They will eventually need to be replaced with new veneers, usually after ten years. Rarely will veneers fall off on their own.

Are Porcelain Veneers Good for Me?

Porcelain veneers make your teeth appear whiter and straighter. They are permanently bonded to your teeth. The preparation and application process is fairly lengthy.

Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?

No, porcelain veneers do not ruin your natural teeth. In fact, they are designed to fit over your teeth and enhance their naturally beautiful appearance.

Veneers improve the appearance of damaged or flawed teeth. Only a small, thin tooth structure is removed to make way for the veneers.

Even if the veneer cracks, you can repair the damage by getting a new veneer. Make sure you get the veneer fitted on your teeth from a qualified and experienced dentist.

With traditional porcelain veneers, the tooth structure is permanently altered to give you a good-looking smile. Contact our office to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you. Call or go online to request an appointment.


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