Q1. Which of the following describes porcelain veneers?
A. Thin porcelain shells that cover the front of your tooth
B. A porcelain restoration that replaces the crown of your tooth
C. A filling for a cavity
D. An artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth
Q2. Which of the following is a cheaper alternative to porcelain veneers?
A. Porcelain crowns
Q3. True or False: Veneers can cover chipped teeth, discoloration, and smile gaps.
Q4. True or False: Porcelain veneers offer a smile makeover in as little as two office visits.
A1. A—Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front of your tooth. Although these restorations can be as thin as contact lenses, they still cover a variety of smile imperfections at once. Porcelain veneers are also minimally invasive since they require very little tooth preparation.
A2. B—Dental bonding is considered a less expensive alternative to veneers since cosmetic bonding offers many of the same benefits as veneers. Dental bonding, however, is made from composite resin, instead of porcelain, offering less durability and stain resistance than porcelain.
A3. True—Porcelain veneers are perfect for covering a variety of undesirable smile traits at once. Since veneers cover the front side of a tooth, they can cover jagged tooth edges, permanent tooth stains, and create a straight smile all in one procedure.
A4. True—Porcelain veneers transform your smile in two office visits or less. At the first appointment, our Reno cosmetic dentist will take impressions of your teeth and work with you to create specifications for your new smile. At the second appointment, our Reno cosmetic dentist can place your veneers and shape them optimally to fit your facial structure and bite.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Reno
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry or to schedule a smile makeover consultation with Dr. William Wager or Dr. Brian Evans, contact our Reno dentist office at (775) 800-4845. We serve patients from Sparks, Sun Valley, Cold Springs, Spanish Springs, Golden Valley, Lawton, Mogul, and the surrounding Reno communities.