Quiz Yourself on Porcelain Veneers

woman's great smilePorcelain veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dental techniques available, and for good reason. Made from super-thin, semi-translucent ceramic, dental veneers are custom-made “shells” that can be bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Since placing veneers requires a minimal amount of preparation, they’re often a preferred treatment over dental crowns for patients who wish to preserve the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure. Depending on your exact needs and preferences, veneers can provide an almost-instant smile makeover without the need for a complex combination of treatments.

Dental Veneers Questions

1.) What can porcelain veneers help you correct?

a.) Tooth stains                                                 c.) Odd spaces between teeth

b.) Chipped teeth                                            d.) All of the above

2.) As an alternative to conventional veneers, these veneers require less tooth preparation.

a.) Invisible veneers                                       c.) Metal veneers

b.) No-prep veneers                                      d.) Composite-resin veneers

3.) Can porcelain veneers eliminate dental diseases?

a.) Yes

b.) No


1.) All of the above—the popularity of porcelain veneers stems largely from their ability to cover nearly any type of cosmetic blemish, depending on its severity. Stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening, or minor blemishes like chipped oddly-spaced teeth, can often be corrected with an appropriate number of porcelain veneers.

2.) No-prep veneers—placing dental veneers requires the sculpting of your tooth enamel to accommodate the porcelain shells. As their name suggests, minimal or no-prep veneers are ultra-thin and require little or no tooth sculpting.

3.) No—porcelain veneers can help you reinvent your smile’s appearance, even if your teeth are blemished because of a dental health issue. Veneers are also a popular component of many smile makeover procedures. However, veneers can’t help you resolve underlying issues, like cavities, that affect your tooth’s appearance. To treat tooth decay, Dr. Maria or Dr. Thanasi Loukas will have to perform a restorative procedure, such as a filling or root canal therapy, to remove the infection before placing your veneers.

About Your Park Ridge Cosmetic Dentists:

If you feel like your smile could look better than it does, but aren’t sure how to go about improving it, then speak your Park Ridge cosmetic dentists to discuss your issues and options for treatment. Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas are highly-skilled restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentists serving the Park Ridge and surrounding Chicago communities. To schedule an appointment, call Loukas General Dentistry today at (847) 696-1919.

2 Responses to “Quiz Yourself on Porcelain Veneers”

    • Thanasi Loukas

      With proper care, you can have veneers that last for decades! Just maintain good dental habits, including brushing, flossing, checkups, and dental cleanings.


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