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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, it may be helpful to visit the links below for FAQ's asked by our patients. If your question is not answered below, please do not hesitate to call our office. We will be happy to assist you.

Why do I have bad breath?
Are white fillings as good as silver?
Caps, crowns, inlays, onlays... What's the difference?
What is gum disease?
What is a root canal?
Does tooth whitening work?
What can my dentist do about cracked, worn, discolored or broken teeth?
What is porcelain veneers?

Your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers to fix your stained, broken, worn or crooked teeth.

Similar to porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers can be applied in a manner similar to bonding, where the material is used to lighten stains, close gaps or to address crooked or malformed teeth. Porcelain veneers like porcelain crowns are much more durable and stain resistant than bonding.

The porcelain veneer is a thin piece of porcelain. It is bonded onto the tooth. The porcelain can be matched to the other teeth in a manner that it looks like a regular tooth. In addition, porcelain veneers have other attractive uses including altering the color of teeth or restoring teeth that have been ground down.

If you are interested in porcelain veneers please call us to make an appointment to learn more about them.