Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells your dentist bonds to the fronts of your teeth so you can smile with confidence.
You may be a candidate for dental veneers if you need to repair slight cosmetic damage to teeth that show when you smile or talk. For example, your dentist may recommend dental veneers for chipped tooth repair.
Continue reading to learn the 5 reasons you should ask about the veneers procedure.
Why Porcelain Veneers?
1.) Fixes Small Cosmetic Issues
Do you have a chipped front tooth? Ask your cosmetic dentist about porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can fix so much more than just a chipped tooth— they also conceal tooth discoloration and help close small gaps between front teeth.
2.) Looks and Feels Natural
Porcelain veneers are made to match your natural tooth enamel. During your first appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. These dental impressions are then sent to a lab where your veneers will be made. When you come back to the dental office, your dentist will make slight adjustments to the color and fit of your veneers. Unlike other types of teeth covers, porcelain veneers look and feel natural.
3.) Minimally Invasive
Unlike other tooth restoration options, your dentist won’t have to remove as much tooth enamel to make space for porcelain veneers. Many of our patients appreciate that they are able to keep more tooth enamel with veneers than if they had decided to go ahead with dental crowns.
Porcelain veneers are only bonded to the fronts of your teeth. Dental crowns on the other hand have to fit over the entire tooth, which requires your dentist to remove more enamel. Since the veneers process is noninvasive, you may not even need anesthesia while your dentist removes enamel.
4.) Easy Maintenance
Take care of veneers like you would natural teeth. This means making sure you brush twice a day and floss once daily to remove plaque. Also, make sure you schedule regular dental checkups with your dentist. This easy maintenance will help you keep veneers pearly white so you can enjoy a beautiful healthy smile. Since dental veneers are non-porous, they are able to resist permanent stains and cavities better than natural tooth enamel. In other words, minimal effort is needed to maintain veneers.
5.) Durable and Stain Resistant
Veneers are stain resistant, which means you don’t have to worry about eating your favorite foods. However, you’ll still need to care for veneers like you would natural teeth. Drinking too much coffee can stain veneers. Biting down on hard foods (like ice) can chip veneers. However, if you take good care of your veneers, you can expect them to last about 10 years.