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Everything You Need to Know About Porcelain Veneers

Patients considering porcelain veneers often have a lot of questions. Are veneers natural-looking? Can I benefit from porcelain veneers? How long do veneers last? Yadkinville, North Carolina area dentists are pleased to provide solutions such as veneers for patients considering cosmetic and restorative treatments. Both Drs. William Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor of Virtue Dental Care can assist you in further understanding the advantages of veneers with the below frequently asked questions.

How Long Do Veneers Last in Yadkinville NC Area

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells of ceramic bonded directly to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are ideal for correcting several cosmetic dental concerns, such as tooth discoloration, misshapen teeth, chipped teeth, gapped teeth, or worn-down teeth.

Are Veneers Natural Looking?

When performed by an experienced cosmetic dentist, porcelain veneers can create amazingly natural-looking results. Since each veneer is custom-made to fit your specific tooth, your cosmetic dentist will be able to ensure that your new smile looks completely natural.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

While the exact lifespan of veneers can vary depending on your individual dental needs and habits, most porcelain veneers are designed to last for about 10-15 years. By having a thorough exam and professional cleaning at least twice each year, you can help to extend the life of your veneers.

Are Porcelain Veneers Expensive?

The cost of dental veneers can vary significantly from patient to patient, depending on your unique needs and goals. In most cases, the cost will include several factors, such as: 

  • The number of teeth that require treatment
  • The materials used for your veneers
  • Additional procedures or treatments needed to prepare your smile
  • Your dental insurance coverage and benefits

Actual Patient Results

Before and After image of Veneers Last in Yadkinville NC Area

PROBLEM: Patient had chipped front maxillary teeth as well as space and discoloration.  
SOLUTION: We placed porcelain veneers to close the space, fix the space and fix the discoloration.

Can Porcelain Veneers Stain or Become Discolored?

Unlike your natural teeth, porcelain veneers are resistant to staining from food and drink. However, it’s essential to take care when consuming dark-colored foods or drinks that may stain your teeth, such as coffee, soda, tea, or red wine.

When Should Veneers Be Replaced?

Porcelain veneers are designed to last for 10-15 years; however, they may need to be replaced sooner if they become damaged or begin to show signs of wear. Additionally, your natural teeth can continue to change over time, which may eventually require replacement veneers. Be sure to maintain your regular dental appointments to ensure your veneers are intact and bonded. If they need to be replaced, Drs. William Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor can advise you when this may become necessary.

Virtue Dental Care Patients: (336) 679-2034 | New Patients: (336) 606-0040

What Alternatives are Available for Porcelain Veneers?

The alternative solutions to veneers depend significantly on what is being achieved. If teeth are misaligned or crooked, for example, orthodontic treatment may be an alternative option. If a tooth is chipped or cracked, it can be treated with composite resin bonding. Talking with our dentists about your options is the first step in determining whether veneers or alternatives may be considered.

How Do I Find Out if Restorations Such as Porcelain Veneers are Right for Me?

If you reside in Yadkinville, North Carolina, and want to speak with a professional about the benefits of porcelain veneers, connect with Drs. William Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor of Virtue Dental Care. Request an appointment at 301 East Lee Avenue by calling (336) 606-0040.


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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM
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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM studied dentistry at Indiana University and opened Virtue Dental Care in 1979. He became interested in biological dentistry many years ago as he realized that dentistry should benefit one’s overall health and not just oral health. That is why he practices mercury-safe, biocompatible dentistry in accordance with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) health and safety standards. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified by the IAOMT too.
Dr. Virtue was President of the Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics and the IAOMT, of which he is also a Fellow. He enjoys teaching biological dentistry to dentists and staff. He continues to educate himself on developments in dentistry to provide the best services for patients.

DR. MARY KATHERINE TAYLOR, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT best doctor near Rochester, MI

Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT

Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT became interested in dentistry at an early age and volunteered at dental clinics. A student of Starmount High School and Wake Forest University, she earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is passionate about education and prevention: She updates her knowledge with a variety of continuous education courses while teaching patients about caring for and maintaining their teeth for a long, healthy life.