Porcelain Veneer

Smile and the whole world smiles with you.๏ฟฝ 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. It๏ฟฝs 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:

Porcelain veneers can be used to repair minor tooth imperfections and defects.
Porcelain veneers can be used to cover and conceal existing fillings that have become stained or discolored.
Porcelain veneers can be used to make color changes in teeth that are permanently discolored or stained.
Porcelain veneers can sometimes be used as an alternative to orthodontic treatment.
Porcelain veneers are frequently utilized as a way of closing spaces that lie between teeth. If a person’s tooth misalignment is not excessive, porcelain veneers can often be used to give a person’s smile a more even appearance without the use of braces.


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 well.

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 you๏ฟฝre 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 bonding?
        ๏ 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 of enamel.

        ๏ 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?
        ๏ Practice good oral home care.- Just as with any tooth, your veneered
          tooth should be brushed and flossed thoroughly on a daily basis.
        ๏ Avoid exposing your porcelain veneers to excessive forces.- avoid biting
          your fingernails or biting on hair pins, bottles, ice, or any other such hard
          items because doing so can break or dislodge a veneer.
        ๏ Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth.
        ๏ Minimize staining influences.- Porcelain veneers are a great improvement
          over other types of cosmetic dental bonding by the fact that their surface
          is resistant to staining.