A smile is the first thing many people notice when they first meet someone, so it is no wonder that so many people care about the way their teeth look when they smile.
When you have a bright, radiant smile it can make you feel significantly more confident. If you have insecurities about your smile, now may be the perfect time to look into porcelain veneers as a potential option for you.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are non-invasive coverings that are used to fix a variety of dental flaws. Porcelain veneers are made up of an ultra-thin layer of porcelain or composite resin material, which is bonded to the front of the teeth for dental restoration. Veneers help to improve the aesthetics of a tooth and to protect the tooth’s surface from damage.
Are Veneers Permanent?
If you are curious about getting veneers, you may want to know how permanent they are, right? If your veneers are taken care of, they could possible last indefinitely. In most cases, dental veneers last roughly 10 to 15 years. Since veneer materials consist of porcelain or a resin material, they do take a risk of cracking or chipping as porcelain is like glass and can shatter with any kind of force. This is something you may want to consider if you grind your teeth when you sleep. In that case, you will be advised to get a night guard for your mouth to protect the veneers.
Am I a Possible Candidate for Veneers?
Porcelain veneers can fix a variety of cosmetic problems with the teeth. For instance, if you have stained or discolored teeth from years of drinking coffee, tea, wine, or other dark color drinks, veneers might be for you.
If you have unevenly spaced teeth, porcelain veneers will help to correct that. If you have chipped or broken teeth that dental bonding cannot fix, porcelain veneers can permanently hide these. If the damage is on the molars, then crowns might be recommended. And lastly, if you have crooked teeth, dental veneers can provide a fast and permanent solution to your crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers have positively impacted many individuals with their cosmetic needs, so it may be a great option for you too.
When getting porcelain veneers put on your teeth, it will take at least two visits. The first visit is to prepare the teeth and take the proper measurements for the veneers, while the second visit is for securing the veneers onto the teeth.
If you have dental cosmetic flaws that you want to fix, veneers might be the way to go. After all, feeling good about your smile is extremely important.If you have any other questions about veneers, or you would like more information, please contact us!