Joel R. Koch, DDS
Your Family Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Porcelain Veneers

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Dental Frequent Questions | Joes R Koch DDSWe believe that we can provide the highest quality dentistry when our patients are an active part of the decision-making process. Answering your questions isn't just a courtesy—it gives us an opportunity to explain things to you in such a way that you feel confident about the information you're receiving and what it means to you and the direction of your oral health care. No question is too small, and the only silly question is the one that goes unasked. 

We've shared a few of the questions we hear most often below. You probably have plenty of your own, though, so please don't ever hesitate to contact our West Chester dental office, and we'll find the answers you're looking for.

Porcelain Veneers

Achieve Your Goals with Porcelain Veneers 

If you aspire to have a “Hollywood” smile, porcelain veneers available at our West Chester, OH dental office can help you achieve your goals. With proper care that includes diligent oral hygiene and dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months, your veneers can last ten years or longer.

Long-Lasting Porcelain Veneers 

Dental porcelain is strong and durable and is a beautiful, lifelike material that has mimics the translucent appearance of tooth enamel. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain that we customize to sit on the front surfaces of your teeth. Since they conceal what’s beneath, our dentist uses veneers to correct aesthetic flaws like:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Uneven gaps between teeth
  • Tooth size or shape differences
  • Badly stained or discolored teeth
  • Slight tooth misalignment

Dr. Koch must remove a thin layer of tooth enamel to place your dental veneers at our West Chester dental office, so the procedure itself is permanent. But your restorations are not, so we will need to replace them every 10 or 15 years.

While they’re quite durable, dental veneers are prone to chipping along the edges if you’re not careful. Don’t bite your nails, chew on ice, or use your teeth to open packages. Avoid very hard or crunchy foods or popcorn that can chip your veneer. During your six-month dental exams, Dr. Koch also checks the health of your veneer teeth and the restorations themselves to make sure they’re in good condition. 

We would love to meet with you to see if porcelain veneers at our West Chester, OH dental office are right for you. Please call us to schedule an appointment to get started.

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