Porcelain Veneers: Answering Your Questions

You’ve heard that porcelain veneers can make your teeth look straighter, brighter, and more symmetrical. They seem like they could be a great fit for your smile goals — but you’d like more information before you decide. That’s why we’re answering some common questions about porcelain veneers below.

What Do Veneers Feel Like?

Porcelain veneers, when designed and placed by a skilled dentist, should feel natural in your mouth. At first, you may notice that they seem slick, smooth, or strange under your tongue. Before long, however, you’ll get used to your perfect new teeth.

In other words, you shouldn’t notice your veneers at all — not when you’re talking, eating, or smiling. They’re meant to blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Do You Brush Veneers?

It comes as a surprise to some patients that porcelain veneers still require good dental care. You should continue to brush and floss your teeth after getting veneers. You’ll also want to visit our office for biannual cleanings and examinations.

Otherwise, you risk getting a cavity, gum disease, or another dental issue. These things could compromise your cosmetic results and the longevity of your restorations. They can also make you ineligible for our porcelain veneer guarantee.

Can Veneers Fall Off?

Well-placed porcelain veneers have a high success rate. It’s pretty rare for them to fall off, but it does happen from time to time.

Some of the most common reasons that veneers slip off include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Improper care at home
  • Grinding and clenching your teeth

Can You Pay Monthly for Veneers?

Yes! We understand that not everyone can afford to pay for elective dental services out of pocket. That’s why we offer financing through CareCredit®. During your free initial consultation, we can provide more information about paying for your veneers on a monthly basis.

Schedule a Free Porcelain Veneers Consultation in Austin

Still have questions about porcelain veneers? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. John Schmid at 512-329-5967. Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry serves Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and other Texas communities.

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