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Flawless Fronts: Are teeth veneers right for you?
by Staff
Mother nature isn't always so good to us in the "perfect smile" department. Fortunately, there are a number of cosmetic dental options for correcting visible problems, and one of those options is getting veneers. How much do you know about veneers? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

What are veneers made from?

  • ivory or modern acrylics
  • porcelain or resin composite materials
  • porcelain or synthetic enamel

Which of the two look more like natural teeth?

  • porcelain veneers
  • resin composite veneers
  • They both look similarly realistic.

Which type of veneer is more stain resistant?

  • porcelain veneers
  • resin veneers
  • They're equally resistant to staining.

Which type of veneer requires less preparatory work on your teeth?

  • porcelain veneers
  • resin veneers
  • They require an equal amount of prep work.

Before you get porcelain veneers, the dentist must:

  • remove a layer of enamel from the teeth receiving veneers
  • take a biopsy sample of your gum tissue
  • remove your front teeth

How many visits to the dentist are required to receive porcelain veneers?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Which are thinner: resin veneers or porcelain veneers?

  • Resin veneers
  • Porcelain veneers
  • They're both equally thin.

True or false: The process of getting porcelain veneers is reversible.

  • true
  • false

How long do porcelain veneers last?

  • They will last throughout your lifetime.
  • 20 years
  • 10 years

While bonding veneers to your teeth, your dentist can make color adjustments by:

  • changing the color of the cement
  • dipping the veneers into a stain
  • changing the color of all of your teeth to match the veneer

Which teeth are most likely to receive veneers?

  • the two front teeth
  • the front six on your lower jaw
  • the front eight on your upper jaw

True or false: Dentists recommend veneers for molars later in life.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following is NOT a common term for veneers?

  • porcelain veneers
  • orthodontic shingles
  • dental porcelain laminates

Which of the following is NOT a known cause of permanent staining to the teeth?

  • too much fluoride
  • certain drugs such as tetracycline
  • eating lamb regularly

Which of the following conditions can veneers NOT help correct?

  • chipped teeth
  • gaps in teeth
  • missing teeth

How much enamel will be scraped off your tooth before a porcelain veneer is bonded to it?

  • 0.1 millimeter
  • 0.5 millimeter
  • 1 millimeter

True or false: Teeth with veneers will not experience further decay.

  • true
  • false

Teeth with porcelain veneers may be sensitive to:

  • ridicule
  • hot and cold temperatures
  • sunlight

What are Lumineers?

  • extremely bright veneers
  • futuristic veneers that are still in the testing stage
  • a brand name for a type of extremely thin veneer

How thick are Lumineers?

  • 0.02 millimeters
  • 0.2 millimeters
  • 2 millimeters