How durable are porcelain veneers?
When they are applied properly and well cared for, porcelain veneers are extremely durable. You will be able to eat, drink, speak and brush normally. While they resemble tooth enamel, veneers will not discolor as enamel does, so their beautiful color will also remain consistent. With proper care, your veneers will keep you smiling for 15 years or more.
What about "prepless veneers" or Lumineers? Can I get those?
"Prepless veneers" are veneers that are glued to the surface of your teeth, without much prior shaping or other preparation. They can be appropriate to correct some conditions – for example, an otherwise perfectly-shaped tooth that is discolored and has receded a bit. However, they will of course add thickness to the tooth, and will not blend as easily with your other teeth unless the circumstances are exactly right.
For a natural, comfortable, and long-lasting smile, Dr. Maddahi usually finds that other types of porcelain veneers are superior to this type of veneer, but he does provide Lumineers and other prepless veneers when they are suitable for the case.
If I get Porcelain Veneers, how long will it take?
Dr. Maddahi understands that with veneers, you are interested in a rapid smile makeover. That's why if you come to our office for your first veneers appointment on a Monday, he can have your completed, permanent veneers applied and your new smile in place by Friday. This kind of speed is only possible with Dr. Maddahi's 20+ years of experience and skill combined with our exclusive laboratory and in-house lab technicians.