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Hamilton Family Dentistry
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222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
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222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 628-0011

Are Porcelain Veneers in Harris County Permanent? Find Out Today!

March 4th, 2021

If you’ve ever thought about covering up imperfections in your smile, whether they be chips, cracks, or discolorations, your dentist probably told you about porcelain veneers in Harris County. They can be shaped and colored to blend in with your existing teeth exactly, making them look incredibly natural. Of course, because of their effectiveness, patients often have questions. One of the most common questions your dentist hears is “Are my veneers permanent?”

Today, we’ll be answering that so you know what to expect and whether veneers are the right cosmetic solution for you.

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and resistant to daily wear, in some ways even more so than natural tooth enamel. For example, natural porcelain does not have a porous surface like tooth enamel, meaning it does not stain in the same way as natural teeth. It’s also usually given a composite resin coating on top for additional protection. As long as you brush them twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste, floss daily, and visit your dentist every six months, they will last for a long time.

With that being said, veneers are not meant to last forever. On average, patients can expect them to last between 10 and 15 years when properly cared for. This length of time can vary, especially if you consume many foods with a rich pigmentation. If you eat foods that are known to scratch or chip away at porcelain, it will make them more susceptible to staining.

What is the Process for Receiving Porcelain Veneers in Harris County?

Even though your veneers won’t last forever, they can still give you confidence to smile thanks to their durability. When you come in for a consultation, your dentist will discuss everything necessary to ensure your smile goals are met. For example, we’ll determine which teeth you want covered, what shade best matches your smile, and answer any questions you have about the process.

It really doesn’t matter what imperfections you have, chances are porcelain veneers can hide them. While veneers can be pricy, choosing them helps you save money on other cosmetic treatments, such as dental bonding, teeth whitening, and orthodontic realignments.

After hearing your concerns, your cosmetic dentist in Harris County will measure and prepare your teeth for placement. This is done by removing a minimal amount of tooth enamel, capturing impressions of your teeth using a putty-like material, then placing temporary veneers on top. This will protect your buffed teeth as well as help you get acclimated with your new appearance.

Once we receive the permanent veneers from a trusted dental lab, you’ll come back for your second appointment and replace the temporaries. To adhere them, we’ll apply a bonding agent to the visible areas of your teeth, place the veneers, then harden the material using a dental curing light.

Ready to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of having? Restore your smile by scheduling an appointment today!

About the Author

Dr. Alan Arrington earned his dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He offers multiple methods for getting your smile back to its original, radiant, and white appearance. To learn more about his cosmetic treatments, contact him through his website.

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FAQ

  • How often should I visit your office?

    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?

    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?

    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?

    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?

    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?

    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?

    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.
  • How often should I visit your office?
    image description
    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?
    image description
    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?
    image description
    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?
    image description
    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?
    image description
    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?
    image description
    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?
    image description
    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.