Smile and the whole world smiles with you.ï¿½ As the saying
goes, a beautiful smile can lighten the hearts of those
around you and give you an extra dose of self-confidence
at the same time. Itï¿½s obvious that our smile, or more
specific our teeth, are important to us in many ways.
It may be hard to smile, even if you want to, when your
teeth are uneven, chipped or discolored. If this is your
problem, porcelain veneers could be the solution.
Porcelain veneers can often be an effective method by
which to make cosmetic changes in teeth that are chipped,
worn, stained, crooked, or discolored.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers:
| What are porcelain veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain
that is bonded onto the front surface of
a tooth so to improve its cosmetic appearance.
A porcelain veneer can be an ideal way
to make a cosmetic change for a tooth.
Compared to dental bonding, porcelain veneers
usually look more life like and they have
the added benefit of resisting staining
What are some of the most common benefits
of this treatment?
This procedure has several advantages over other tooth restoration procedures.
Porcelain is an extremely durable material with a color, translucence and texture
that is similar to tooth enamel. It is not susceptible to decay and resists staining
while maintaining a natural appearance. Veneers can effectively close diastemas
(gaps between teeth), lengthen and reshape teeth, repair chipped, broken, or
misshapen teeth, and cover stains and discolorations. If youï¿½re considering porcelain
veneers, the following information will provide you with a good introduction
to the procedure.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers over other
types of cosmetic dental
ï¿½ Porcelain veneers create a very life-like tooth appearance.
Porcelain veneers, because they are glass-like, have a great advantage over other
types of cosmetic dental bonding by the fact that they are translucent. When
they are bonded onto a tooth's surface they mimic the light handling characteristics
ï¿½ Porcelain veneers resist staining.
A significant advantage of porcelain veneers over other types of cosmetic dental
bonding is related to the fact that a porcelain veneer's surface is just that,
porcelain. Since porcelain is a ceramic, and therefore glass-like, its surface
is extremely smooth and impervious. This means that the surface of a porcelain
veneer will not pick up permanent stains.
How long will porcelain veneers last?
With good home care and by exercising good judgment, it seems likely that a porcelain
veneer could last well in excess of ten years.
What should you do to take care of your porcelain veneers?
ï¿½ Practice good oral home care.- Just as with any tooth, your veneered
should be brushed and flossed thoroughly on a daily basis.
ï¿½ Avoid exposing your porcelain veneers to excessive forces.- avoid biting
fingernails or biting on hair pins, bottles, ice, or any other such hard
because doing so can break or dislodge a veneer.
ï¿½ Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth.
ï¿½ Minimize staining influences.- Porcelain veneers are a great improvement
other types of cosmetic dental bonding by the fact that their surface