Advantages Of Porcelain Veneers
Before we start to look at the advantages of porcelain veneers, let’s stop a moment and first look at exactly what porcelain veneers are. Porcelain veneers are thin custom made porcelain shells that fit onto the front of your tooth. They are chemically bonded into place and the process is irreversible. They are designed to improve your appearance by making slight corrections to the shape, size, length and color of your existing teeth. Veneers can be made of either porcelain or a composite resin compound.
Veneers can be used to correct:
- Teeth that are discolored
- Teeth that are worn down, chipped or broken.
- Teeth that have an irregular shape or are misaligned.
- Close a gap between teeth that is not too severe.
Porcelain Veneers Benefits
Results are Natural Looking: Porcelain veneers display many of the same characteristics as tooth enamel. They reflect light in the same way and have the same shiny appearance as tooth enamel.
Long-Lasting: If they are applied by a properly qualified cosmetic dentist, and if you take good care of them, they can last for 10 to 15 years. They are not indestructible; they can chip, crack or come loose if subjected to too much rough usage.
Color matching: Porcelain veneers can be constructed to match the color of your existing teeth very closely.
Dramatic and Speedy Results: The application of multiple veneers has an immediate and dramatic result, with no recovery time needed.
Corrects many issues at once: If you have multiple flaws such as discoloration, chips, cracks and mild misalignment; you can correct all of these problems at once by the application of porcelain veneers.
Less Invasive: Less of your tooth needs to be removed in preparation for the application of the veneer. It is, as such, less invasive than other procedures, like implanting a crown.
Quick: Only two or three appointments are needed to dramatically alter your appearance. This would not be the case with more traditional methods.
Good to Go: Once the anesthetic has worn off, you are ready to start using your new veneers immediately. Having said that, care must be taken not to try and bite something too hard such as ice or nuts. However, this is true of your natural teeth too.
Can be Combined with other Procedures: Porcelain veneers can be used in combination with many other dental procedures such as bridges, dental implants and even tooth bonding. If the other implants, like the bridge, are made from the same ceramic batch, the color matching is spot on and very life like.
Porcelain Veneers Resist Stains: Porcelain is very resistant to the normal causes of discoloration like tea, coffee and fizzy drinks. The good thing is that they will still look just as good ten years down the line.
Can Strengthen Teeth and Restore the Tooth’s Function: A veneer can help to bond a cracked tooth and restore its function. It has been found that gums tolerate porcelain very well, and they are as easy to clean as natural tooth enamel.
When made by the hands of a skilled dental technician, porcelain veneers can be a beauty to behold. They match your teeth color almost exactly and they bring immediate relief from all sorts of small dental issues like chipped teeth. They are long-lasting and easy to maintain. If you think that you would be a good candidate for porcelain veneers contact your cosmetic dentist for a consultation.