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Porcelain Veneers (sometimes referred to as “Instant Orthodontics”) are super thin, custom fabricated shells of tooth colored porcelain designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your smile.
Porcelain veneers are adhesively bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, width, and/or length. Versatile and very strong, porcelain veneers are used in a variety of ways to transform your smile, from complete smile makeovers to repairing a chipped tooth.
Porcelain Veneers are made from a high quality dental porcelain that has similar light reflecting properties as our own natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are excellent at resisting stains and they mimic our natural teeth’s light reflecting properties. Porcelain veneers are the cosmetic dentist’s greatest tool for elevating a normal smile to a Hollywood smile makeover.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You?
Porcelain veneers are used to correct cosmetic issues with a person’s smile and made with a translucency that mimics natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are also called “instant orthodontics” for their ability to correct mildly crooked or small teeth. They also have the ability to close spaces between teeth,restore chipped teeth, or even to change the color of teeth.
Many people are good candidates for porcelain veneers, however, patients with tooth decay, periodontal disease, heavy clenching, or severe misalignment of teeth are usually not good candidates.
Patients with a history of bruxism (tooth grinding) may end up cracking their veneers, although if you only grind at night you can wear a mouth guard to protect the porcelain veneers.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
The longevity of porcelain veneers will vary by individual. The general rule is they last about 10-15 years although some can expect a longer lifespan for them. If a porcelain veneer chips, cracks, or shows any wear they can be replaced refreshing your smile.
Can I Stain My Porcelain Veneers By Drinking Wine?
No, porcelain veneers are stain resistant to coffee, tea, and wines. Once a patient selects their desired color, the veneers will stay this color for the life of the porcelain veneer, without color changes .
Porcelain Veneers Cost
The financial cost is generally reflective of the dental materials and dental lab used. Be wary of dental offices where the price seems too good to be true.
You get what you pay for and using an inferior dental laboratory or an inexperienced cosmetic dentist. This might lower the initial cost but will lead to earlier failure of the porcelain veneers.
Studies have shown that almost half of all cosmetic dentistry needs to be redone due to inferior materials and inexperienced dental care.
Porcelain veneers require high quality dental materials as well as an experienced, well trained cosmetic dentist. If done properly you will enjoy your new smile for a long time.