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Is the porcelain procedure painful? Will I need shots of anaesthetics?
No, the best part of porcelain veneers is that it is not invasive and very little prep is done to your own teeth. We can’t remember an occasion where we have had to numb up a patient for impressions or the fit of the veneers.
How many dental visits are necessary to complete the porcelain veneer process?
At SmileOn Perth, we do a comprehensive examination at the first consultation appointment. We also spend time letting you know everything about the procedure, showing you our before and after photos, and answering all your questions. If there is no other dental work or gum contouring needed, your second visit will be the preparation appointment, to have your teeth prepared for the insert. About 3 weeks after the preparation appointment, you will be coming back for the final step, which will be the insert, and your new smile will be ready.
Should I get my teeth cleaned before my second appointment?
If your teeth have not been cleaned within six months you should have a professional cleaning done before the second appointment. If you plan ahead, you may be able to schedule both your preparation and a cleaning in one visit.
With porcelain veneers can I use my favorite toothpaste? Will I still be able to floss my teeth?
Yes, you will simply brush and floss your porcelain veneers just as you would your natural teeth. Proper dental hygiene is essential to maintaining your beautiful veneers. As with natural teeth, you should always try to use low abrasion toothpaste to effectively but gently remove stains, plaque and tartar.
You can still floss as normal after receiving veneers, but your teeth and gums need to be taken care of and we suggest that you see your dentist every 6 months.
Can I eat foods like nuts, corn on the cob and apples with porcelain veneers?
We say be careful, yes you can eat the food you love but they are thin porcelain veneers and ongoing sharp pressure on them will cause damage. We always say, take care of them like you would anything precious. We recommend that you should not bite directly on hard foods like nuts, corn on the cob, or apples. Rather, cut these up and enjoy them that way.
I would like to close the gap between my front teeth; can porcelain veneers work for me?
Yes, a “gap” is called a diastema, and can be successfully and permanently closed with porcelain veneers, as long as the gap is not too wide. We love these cases but will often discuss with you if we should still leave a tiny gap, as it is often part of your personality. But yes, so many of our cases are because people want their gaps closed, and not just the front teeth!
I have tried many whitening treatments but they never last long and I’m still unhappy with my tooth colour, can porcelain veneers be used for permanent tooth whitening?
Porcelain veneers will whiten severely stained (even tetracycline) and discolored teeth once and for all. Porcelain veneers offer a truly affordable whitening solution!
Porcelain veneers do not discolor and they cannot be whitened so they are a wonderful option for people who have tried everything and want white teeth.
We spend a fair amount of time talking about the right color for you as there are a few options and we want the color to suit your personality and age.
My teeth are misaligned, some even overlap. Am I a porcelain veneers candidate?
Porcelain veneers can definitely change the shape, size and alignment of your teeth making them look straighter and more symmetrical. Since every veneer case is unique, we will assess your smile and provide you with treatment options specific to your individual needs.
What are veneers made of? And how long are they expected to last?
Our veneers are made of time-tested, high-quality pure porcelain, the same materials that have been successfully used to make traditional veneers. Many people who got veneers 20 years ago are still enjoying them today with no problems.
If for some reason, I wanted to remove the porcelain veneers, is that possible?
Normally any cosmetic dental restoration is designed to be long-term. If for some reasons you require the removal of the veneers, it is possible. Please check with SmileOn Perth with your individual case.
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