When it comes to your smile, the smallest things can have the greatest impacts on its appearance. This is especially true when several small things, like stains and minor chips on your teeth, compound each other, making cosmetic improvement seem more and more complicated. The good news is that improving your smile may be simpler than you think, especially if that improvement comes in the form of porcelain veneers. Because of their unique design, the way they’re applied, and they’re uncannily lifelike appearance, porcelain veneers offer a highly effective solution to transforming your smile.
What do veneers do?
Porcelain veneers, which are wafer thin shells of dental porcelain, are custom-made to match the size, shape, and color of a tooth’s surface. Each veneer is bonded securely to a corresponding tooth, creating a blemish-free face for the tooth. Placing one or more veneers can correct a multitude of cosmetic issues at once, including stubborn teeth stains, minor cracks, misshapen teeth, spaces between teeth, and more.
How long will my veneers last?
The porcelain used to create veneers and the bonding material used to hold them in place are highly durable and made to withstand years of biting and chewing pressure. When cared for properly, including regular maintenance at your dentist’s office, veneers can last for up to ten years or more before needing to be replaced.
Am I a candidate for veneers?
If you exhibit several different types of cosmetic dental concerns and want a fast, effective solution with realistic results, then you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers. Before recommending them, your dentist will first carefully examine your teeth to diagnose their cosmetic issues. Also, to determine if your teeth are healthy enough to support the appropriate number of veneers.