Posted: January 15, 2019
Is 2019 the year you finally get porcelain veneers? If so, there are some items you should consider. Below, we've provided 6 tips and pointers as you arrange consultations with dentists in the area. You may want to compare dentists before choosing. At the Center for Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Rochester, we hope you'll call us to arrange a complimentary consultation! Our experienced dentists offer a full array of cosmetic dentistry options, and they can help you decide if porcelain veneers will produce the smile of your dreams. To arrange your consultation in Rochester, NY, please call us at 585-227-4390.
In the meantime, please consider these pointers:
1. You should choose an experienced practitioner.
Find a dentist – like our dentists – who provide porcelain veneers routinely. Our dentists are experienced with evaluation of teeth for veneer suitability, designing the right smile for you, and placement of the veneers on the teeth. Our dentists are also committed to achieving the results that make you happiest.
2. Know that porcelain veneers are customized to you as an individual.
You have a smile that is the most flattering for your facial shape, your facial expressions and the way you smile. Let us present your veneer design options that will be the most flattering.
3. Spend some time beforehand identifying the aspects of your teeth you are unhappy with.
Our cosmetic dentists will be able to see cosmetic flaws in your teeth that can be masked with veneers, but they also want to hear from you. Let us know which issues you would like to change and point out specifics.
4. Ask how many teeth need to be veneered to get the desired results.
While placing veneers on all or most of the teeth is possible and not at all uncommon, it may be that you need only several teeth veneered to get the results you want. Sometimes the four front, upper teeth can be veneered and the others left alone, or a couple teeth each on the upper and lower arches. Of course the ultimate goal is to provide you with a beautiful, symmetrical smile. We'll be able to discuss all of your options, and suggest which teeth should receive veneers, after meeting with you and examining your teeth.
5. Be prepared to talk about which shades will be the most flattering.
Most people want the whitest-white shade when inquiring about veneers. Our dentists do in fact want you to have the stain-free, beautiful white smile that you want. We also want to discuss how different shades of veneers will appear in your smile. Our cosmetic dentists will show you which shades will look the most naturally white with your skin tone. On the other hand, some people prefer the look of a dazzling whitest-white smile, regardless of skin tone. We are happy to provide the tooth color you want after discussing your options with you.
6. Maintain your veneers to make them last as long as possible.
Porcelain veneers are an investment. With proper care, they should last for many years, potentially decades, without needing to be removed and replaced. Good maintenance includes:
- Brush 2-3 times per day
- Floss once every day
- Visit the dentist for a cleaning every 6 months
It's the same dental hygiene you are already doing! Taking care of your teeth is the same way to take care of your veneers. These hygiene steps help you prevent decay around the veneers, stains and gum inflammation. You should also exercise caution related to breaking the veneers – so don't chew on ice cubes or use your teeth to open packages.
Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Cosmetic Dentist
To find out if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, please call to arrange a consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentists in Rochester: 585-227-4390. We have been caring for this community for many years, and it makes us proud that people visit us from across the region, including Greece, Webster and Fairport.