Answering Your Top FAQs About Porcelain Veneers

Would you believe that veneers have been around since the 1920s? They debuted in Hollywood (no surprise) but porcelain veneers have come a long way from the red carpet and are surprisingly more common and more natural looking today than you might suspect. If you're considering veneers, it's normal to have questions. Here are some of the most common ones.

Do Veneers Look Natural?

Between the 1920s and 1950s, regular people outside of Hollywood started getting veneers to help improve the look of their smiles. The veneers we think of today came about sometime around the 1980s, as veneers became more affordable and easier to place with bonding agents that allowed dentists to make them more permanent and even more attractive.

How Do Veneers Work?

Today’s options for dental veneers include traditional and no-preparation veneers. If you select the traditional route, Dr. Kandar will shave off enamel from the teeth, then take an impression so the veneer can be crafted to fit your tooth exactly. Although it can take around three weeks for your veneer to be ready, there are temporary veneer options you can wear in the meantime while you wait for your custom veneer. No-prep veneers are fitted directly over your existing smile and do not require any shaving of your natural teeth.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Today’s veneers can last many years and can be the solution to the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Kandar takes time and care to craft a smile that will match the shape and style of your natural teeth to give you a smile that looks almost perfect and totally real.

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For more information about porcelain veneers, or to schedule your next appointment with San Francisco Financial District cosmetic dentist Dr. Kandar, call (415) 523-9178 today!

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