Do you hide your smile from others due to embarrassment over how your teeth look? Cosmetic dentistry can restore your self-confidence, and porcelain veneers are one of the best methods. Read on to learn six benefits of these smile-perfecting wonders.
1) Veneers can fix a variety of imperfections.
These wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored material that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth can change their color, shape, and size. If you’ve got stains or yellow discoloration from root canal treatment or antibiotic use, veneers instantly whiten your smile.
Eroding enamel or chipped teeth? No problem for veneers. If you’ve got a gap between your front teeth, or your teeth are misshapen, veneers provide the solution. They’re often a faster, less-expensive option than braces for correcting minor tooth alignment problems.
2) Porcelain veneers look as natural as real teeth.
Because each veneer is custom-made from an impression your dentist takes of your tooth, the contours and color blend seamlessly into your mouth. The thin shells are translucent, so they better mimic the light-reflecting properties of real teeth.
Porcelain veneers are also a superior alternative to other types of veneers made with lesser materials, such as resin, because they are stain-resistant.
3) Porcelain veneers feel natural.
You’ll be able to eat, drink, and talk just as well with veneers in your mouth as you did before, if not better.
4) Porcelain veneer procedures are less invasive.
When compared to other types of dental restoration work, such as crowns and bridges, veneers are less invasive. Only a small portion of your surface tooth enamel is removed to create room for the thin veneers.
5) Veneers are easy to maintain.
Your porcelain veneers require the same good oral hygiene program as your other teeth, but nothing more. Brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and see your dentist twice a year for a checkup.
6) Porcelain provides a long-lasting solution.
Resilient, stain-resistant porcelain veneers can last for 10 to 20 years if you take good care of them. You do need to be mindful about not biting into hard foods. This can crack a veneer or cause one to detach from the underlying tooth, requiring reattachment.
Are you ready to create the smile of your dreams? Please contact our dental office at your convenience for more information on how you can improve your smile with porcelain veneers.