Veneers are a great way to boost the aesthetic appeal of your smile. Porcelain veneers are very thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure can completely alter the color of teeth, as well as the shape. What should you know before getting this procedure? Here are five key questions to ask your dentist:
1. How experienced are you applying dental veneers?
A reputable dental office will be more than happy to share their work experience and training with you, and share some pictures of previous happy clients.
2. Do you think veneers are the right choice for me?
Have an honest discussion with your dentist in order to confirm that veneers are the correct choice for you. Veneers might not be the right approach if you have gum disease, cavities, or major cracks or fractures in your teeth.
3. What does the procedure entail?
Most veneer procedures include shaving off some enamel from your teeth and then bonding a very thin layer of porcelain to the surface of each tooth. Because each individual has a unique medical history, speak to your dentist about the procedure. Request details about what kind of needles will be used, and speak up if you have any fears or concerns.
4. What is the goal of the procedure?
After deciding to get veneers, talk with your dentist about what the final outcome should be. Be specific about your goals, so that you and your dentist are on the same page.
5. Do veneers require follow up visits?
It’s good to know how to care for your new smile once it is in place. When will you need your next follow up appointment? What are some indications that you might need to call the office between appointments? Your dentist will be happy to make sure you are informed and comfortable.
If you have been thinking about getting the smile of your dreams and would like to know more about veneers be sure to give us a call at Lambton Family Dental: (519) 344-5747