FAQs about Veneers
By HEIDI WETTELS, D.D.S.
March 11, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Veneers  

If you can dream it, your cosmetic dentist in New Paltz probably can do it. Yes, Dr. Heidi Wettels delivers effective preventive and restorative dental services, but also, she re-creates smiles with aesthetic treatments that improve tooth color, shape, and size. Porcelain veneers are one of her very popular services. Learn more about them here.

Frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers fix dental defects such as stains, cracks, pits, chips and poor shape and size. Crafted from quality ceramic or porcelain, veneers are tooth-shaped, whisper-thin and realistically colored.

Who can receive porcelain veneers?

Adults and teens with healthy teeth and gums make good candidates for this two-step procedure. Additionally, veneer patients should be good about oral hygiene--both brushing and flossing--and avoid hard foods and habits, such as nail-biting.

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Yes, they are permanent, and here's why. Dr. Wettels removes a small portion of enamel from every tooth receiving a veneer. This careful resurfacing helps your mouth adjust to your veneers and allows them to fit properly. Veneers last for ten years or more, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). At this time, you must replace them with new customized veneers. In other words, once you wear veneers, you always will.

Are they hard to care for?

No, they aren't. Care for them just as you do the rest of your teeth. Of course, it's important to keep the margins between your veneers and gums free of plaque. So pay close attention to those areas when you brush and floss.

How can I learn more about porcelain veneers?

Call Dr. Heidi Wettels at either of her offices for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. She'll do a complete exam and X-rays, and together you'll discuss your ideas for the perfect smile. Ask about porcelain veneers and what they could do for you.

For Dr. Wettels New Paltz location, phone (845) 244-3082. For the Woodstock office, call the office team at (845) 679-6083.

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