Veneers are thick structures on the front of teeth to conceal aesthetic errors. They require removing enamel and need a local anesthetic to be applied.
They Are Affordable
A skilled cosmetic dentist can suggest the best veneers to get and customize veneers to suit your needs to make them a good fit for your facial features and proportions. That means they will look like a natural version of your smile rather than an artificial one. Unlike composite veneers, porcelain ones are strong and durable. With proper care and regular dental visits, they can last for up to 15 years or more.
However, they are costly and can be a significant investment for most people. To help them afford this high-end treatment, we offer several payment options with 0% interest. We will discuss the costs of your veneers during a consultation before you start the process. Then, you can decide if this is the right option for you.
Porcelain Veneers Are Resistant to Staining
Porcelain veneers resist staining and mask chips, stains, misshapen teeth, small gaps, and minor crowding. This is a great option for patients who want to achieve a bright, white smile without undergoing dental treatments that may expose their natural teeth. They can also resist staining from foods and beverages that cause teeth to discolor over time. This is particularly beneficial for patients with naturally darker or yellow teeth or those with a genetic tendency to stain them.
They Are Durable
Porcelain veneers are durable and resist stains better than natural teeth. They also can repair chipped, cracked, or worn teeth and improve the appearance of overcrowded teeth.
Although porcelain veneers are solid and resistant to wear and tear, they are not unbreakable. They can be damaged or chipped just like your natural teeth if you are a habitual chewer of hard foods such as ice, nuts, or candy or use your teeth to open packages and bottle caps.
Practicing good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing daily is essential to ensure that food particles, plaque, and bacteria are not allowed to settle underneath your veneers, which can cause tooth decay. It would also be best to avoid smoking, as this can stain your veneers and gums.
They Are Easy to Clean
Despite being durable, porcelain veneers are not indestructible. Chewing on ice, fingernails, or other complex objects can chip them. Avoid using teeth as tools, such as opening packages or bottles with them, is also best.
To keep your veneers looking their best, following the same oral care routine as you would with your natural teeth is important. This means regular brushing and flossing to prevent bacteria buildup, tartar, and staining.
You should also see your dentist every six months for cleanings and exams. These appointments will help catch any problems early on and ensure your veneers last for years. This is a non-invasive treatment option that can completely transform the look of your smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
They Are Versatile
Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of cosmetic dental issues. They can cover small cracks or spaces that may otherwise detract from the appearance of your smile. They can also add luster to dull teeth, close the gaps between crooked or misshapen teeth, and enhance the appearance of worn teeth. Porcelain veneers can also provide a more natural-looking smile.
Your dentist will work with you to customize your veneers’ color, shape, and size. Unlike tooth bonding, porcelain veneers require minimal to no removal of natural tooth material, making them a conservative and non-invasive treatment option. Veneers can last for up to 20 years if properly cared for.