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?
resin composite veneers
They both look similarly realistic.
Which type of veneer is more stain resistant?
They're equally resistant to staining.
Which type of veneer requires less preparatory work on your teeth?
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?
Which are thinner: resin veneers or porcelain veneers?
They're both equally thin.
True or false: The process of getting porcelain veneers is reversible.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
They will last throughout your lifetime.
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.
Which of the following is NOT a common term for veneers?
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?
gaps in teeth
How much enamel will be scraped off your tooth before a porcelain veneer is bonded to it?
True or false: Teeth with veneers will not experience further decay.
Teeth with porcelain veneers may be sensitive to:
hot and cold temperatures
What are Lumineers?
extremely bright veneers
futuristic veneers that are still in the testing stage