5 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Most of us consider smiling, talking, and eating to be simple tasks. But it’s hard to feel confident if you have front teeth with small chips, cracks, and stains. If this describes your situation, ask our dentists about getting porcelain veneers.
A dental veneer is a wafer-thin porcelain shell that we’re able to bond to the front of a tooth. This improves the appearance of the tooth so you can feel more encouraged to show off your smile to the world.
Here’s what else you need to know about the benefits of porcelain veneers.
1. Fixes Small Cosmetic Issues
Our dentists use veneers to repair front teeth with minor imperfections. For example, you may need to restore teeth with small chips, cracks, or stains. Porcelain veneers are thin and match the translucency of natural enamel. This allows teeth with dental veneers to blend in with the rest of your smile.
2. Minimally Invasive Procedure
During the veneer procedure, the dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the fronts of your teeth. This is much less invasive than preparing a tooth to receive a dental crown. To place a dental crown, we’d have to file down and shape the entire tooth. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be enough space for the crown.
3. Stain Resistance
Porcelain veneers are non-porous, which will help prevent staining. But it’s still important that you practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. You’ll also need to floss once a day to remove any plaque or food particles caught between teeth.
4. Long Life Span
Your porcelain veneers may last up toif you take good care of your smile. In general, veneers are more likely to remain in good condition if the rest of the mouth is healthy.
Here’s how to maintain a healthy smile and strong veneers:
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Don’t chew ice
- Don’t use your teeth as tools
- Don’t smoke
- Wear a mouth guard while playing a contact sport
- Get a night guard if you grind your teeth
If you follow the tips above, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy your porcelain veneers for years to come.
5. Looks and Feels Natural
Our dentists will make sure that your porcelain veneers look and feel natural. That way, no one will even be able to tell that you have veneers. Instead, they’ll only notice your beautiful, healthy smile.
Once the dentist preps your teeth for the veneers, they’ll take dental impressions. They’ll also use a shade guide to select the perfect color for your new veneers. Next, they’ll send your impressions to the lab that will make your porcelain veneers.
All this preparation will help ensure that yourare the perfect shade, shape, and fit.
Request an Appointment with Us
Our cosmetic dentists in Shelby Township, MI, are accepting new patients. To request an appointment, please call the dental office of Frank P. Ruffino DDS at (586) 799-4240. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.
This blog post has been updated.