Porcelain veneers are used to correct one or multiple teeth suffering from excessive staining, chipped or broken teeth, unwanted gaps between teeth, or misshapen or worn down teeth. A consultation with your cosmetic dentist can outline the advantages of correcting dental problems with veneers versus other more extensive procedures.
Here are a few benefits of porcelain veneers:
- Teeth that have been treated with porcelain veneers achieve added strength: Porcelain is made from ground glass and plastic, and is very strong. Cementing a veneer over a tooth weakened by a chip or crack makes the tooth much more resilient.
- Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
- Veneers are virtually undetectable: The use of porcelain with dental veneers, crown and bridge applications, and to complete restorations for root canal therapy and dental implants is expanding because of it natural appearance making corrected teeth difficult to discern from biological teeth.
- Veneers provide a permanent correction: Treating dental stain with whitening is economical, but when teeth are deeply discolored or whitening is impractical, veneers provide a permanent solution.
- Fast solution: For crooked or misshapen teeth, dental veneers can correct your smile in a couple of weeks rather than other longer treatment options.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells your cosmetic dentist will fabricate that will match the shape, color, and size of surrounding natural teeth. The veneers will be tried on before permanently affixing them to assure they fit comfortably and look natural.
Once approved, the small amount of dental enamel your dentist previously removed will allow the veneers to be cemented in place so they will closely resemble your other teeth.
Chipped or broken teeth appear whole again; crooked teeth look straight; unwanted spaces virtually disappear; brown streaks or spots are gone. The porcelain veneer process is non-invasive, permanent, and a long lasting solution to many dental concerns.
Dental veneers are not invincible … care should be taken to not bite into hard or chewy objects. If broken or dislodged, a veneer will likely have to be replaced as they are not easily repaired.
Caring for teeth treated with dental veneers is the same as caring for your natural teeth. Daily flossing and brushing coupled with twice yearly visits to the dentist for cleaning and a dental exam should allow you to enjoy your new smile for many years to come.