Common Questions about Veneers
For anyone who wants to consider improving their images with
porcelain veneers, we have provided frequently asked questions and
answers to offer more information about these restorations. If you
want to discuss your options, call your dentist and schedule a
How do veneers work?
Crafted from solid dental porcelain, veneers cover your front teeth
to remove flaws that hinder your beautiful smile. Traditional
porcelain veneers are customized to fit the size, shape, and color
of your teeth so that you achieve a gorgeous appearance and
What do porcelain veneers cost?
We can't give you an estimate on the price because each set of
veneers is specifically designed for that individual patient. During
your consultation appointment, the dentist will discuss your
visions, evaluate your mouth, and create a complete plan for
updating your smile. At that time, we will review costs and payment
Can I remove the veneers at a later date?
If you choose custom veneers, the restorations are permanent because
your doctor will remove a thin layer of enamel to prepare your teeth
for the porcelain veneers. Little or no-prep options like Lumineers
do allow patients the flexibility of returning to their original
smiles. However, Lumineers don't work in all cases, so you will need
a consultation and exam to determine the best option for your smile.
Why can't I just whiten my teeth instead?
In some cases, professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile
and revive your appearance. When you have gaps, permanent stains, or
chips, bleaching your teeth won't address the issues. Porcelain
veneers literally cover the teeth and create a straight, attractive
Does it take a long time to get veneers?
Most of the time, patients complete the whole process in four to six
weeks. During this time, you will have an initial exam, take
impressions for the veneers, and return for final placement.