Q2. True or false: Porcelain veneers are slightly transparent for aesthetic reasons.
Q3. Which of the following can be manipulated by porcelain veneers?
A. Tooth shape
B. Smile coloration
C. Crooked teeth
D. All of the above
Q4. True or False: Dental veneers are an irreversible cosmetic dentistry procedure.
Q5. Which of the following is considered a cheaper alternative to porcelain veneers?
A. Dental crowns
B. Dental bonding
A1. A: The first dental veneers were believed to have been made of seashells. Excavators found three tooth shaped shells placed into the sockets of missing teeth from Mayan burial sites in Honduras. Today, we use ultra-thin shells of porcelain to mimic a tooth’s natural surface.
A2. True: Porcelain veneers are made contact-lens thin out of semi-transparent material. This replicates the natural coloration of your tooth with the same light reflection. Some dental restorations like dental bonding and poorly made dental crowns look less real because of their opaque materials.
A3. D: Porcelain veneers can hide smile imperfections from chipped teeth to smile gaps. Because they cover the front of a tooth, veneers can also cover some tooth staining and discoloration. Dental veneers have also been called instant orthodontics because they can straighter over-crowded or crooked teeth in two office visits.
A4. True: Since veneers require some tooth preparation, although minimal, your tooth does not have enamel underneath the restoration. Therefore, the porcelain veneer cannot be removed without replacing the cosmetic restoration.
A5. B: Dental bonding is the closest cosmetic procedure to porcelain veneers with a smaller price tag. Cosmetic bonding can cover many of the same smile imperfections as veneers for on a smaller budget because the material is less expensive.
To schedule your porcelain veneers consultation with our Aventura dental office, contact our The Center for Complete Dentistry at 305-935-4991. You can make appointments conveniently online as well.