Common Questions About Dental Veneers

Many of our patients at Preferred Family Dentistry often inquire about the use, cost and maintenance of Dental Veneers. Our Las Vegas dentist, Dr. Jafarifar answered these questions below.

Dental Veneers Explained

What is a veneer and what is it used for?
A dental veneer is a porcelain covering that is usually placed on the front teeth to improve the esthetics. If there are any broken corners or gaps between your teeth or if you are not happy with the shade or shape of your teeth in any way a veneer can be used to mask the problem.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
If veneers are done properly by a skilled dentist and made by a skilled lab technician they will be very beautiful and natural looking. It is important to inform our Las Vegas Dentist about your concerns so that the outcome would be to your satisfaction. The porcelain veneers that are in the market these days are made of high quality material and are very durable and esthetically pleasing.

Dental Veneers Procedure

How long will take to get veneers?
The process of getting veneers includes two appointments at Las Vegas Preferred Family Dentistry. During the first appointment your teeth will be prepared and impressions are taken for the lab. On the second appointment you will receive your dental veneers. Most laboratories require two weeks to construct the veneers.

Is the veneer procedure painful?
No. The procedure is painless once you are anesthetized properly. Your teeth will be adjusted in order for the dental veneers to fit properly without looking bulky. This preparation is usually painful if done without anesthesia that is why our dentist will make sure to get you comfortable.

Will I get a cavity on my tooth with veneers?
Cavities can happen at any time and under any restoration. It is important to practice good oral hygiene and floss daily to prevent getting decay under your veneers. Regular checkups are recommended so problems can be detected early and taken care of by Dr. Salmeh Jafarifar.

Dental Veneers Care

How long does porcelain veneers last?
Dental Veneers can last many years without coming off or breaking. In some cases if the teeth are not properly prepared or the dental veneers not constructed adequately you might have some problems with them coming off or breaking. Porcelain veneers are very thin but very durable but just like any restoration they can break if you are not careful and bite into hard foods or get into any kind of accident.

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Do porcelain veneers stain?
No. Porcelain veneers do not stain and do not change color. If you have a single front tooth with a dental veneer and decide to do a teeth whitening, be aware that your porcelain veneers will not whiten with bleaching material.

What type of food should I avoid if I have veneers?
You need to be aware of what you are biting into when you have dental veneers. If you are biting into hard food such as an apple try to avoid it and use your back teeth to chew. In general you are fine with most foods.

What habits should I avoid or stop?
If you have any habits such as grinding, chewing ice or biting on a pen you need to stop those habits when you get dental veneers or you will break them.

Do I still need to get my regular cleanings done if I have veneers?
Yes. It is very important to keep your dental veneers clean to prevent decay under them. Do not be afraid of them coming off during a hygiene appointment. This usually never happens and if it does our Las Vegas Dentist can re-cement it for you.

Dental veneers cost

Does dental insurance cover veneers?
No. Dental Veneers are considered to be an esthetic procedure and usually dental insurances don’t cover procedures that are done for esthetic reasons.

Dental Veneers emergency

What should I do if one of my veneers comes off?
There is nothing to panic about. Simply save the veneer and take it to us at Las Vegas Preferred Family Dentistry Dental Office to be cemented back on.