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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 teeth.
Porcelain veneers are excellent at resisting stains and they mimic our natural teeth’s light reflecting properties. The porcelain veneers procedure is 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.
Dental veneers are also called “instant orthodontics” for their ability to correct mildly crooked or a small natural tooth. 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 procedure, 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 dental veneers. For those with an intense teeth grinding habit, porcelain veneers might be the better cosmetic option.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Your new dental veneers will depend on the following factors:
- Type of dental veneer material used
- Oral hygiene maintenance
- Various environmental influences
Marielaina Perrone DDS uses the highest-quality materials known for their beauty and durability. For many patients, porcelain veneers can last ten years or more.
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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, your permanent 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.
Do dental veneers require special care?
Maintaining an excellent oral hygiene regimen is strongly recommended, especially for those with porcelain veneers. Routine brushing and flossing can help maintain your dental veneers.
Are porcelain veneers covered by dental insurance?
Dental insurance does not typically cover cosmetic procedures. The office staff can check your insurance benefits to see if your dental insurance might cover any portion of your cosmetic treatment.
Can I get just one veneer, or will I need multiple veneers?
It is possible to receive a single veneer that is custom color-matched with the rest of your smile.
A single veneer can be used to change the color or shape of a problematic tooth to allow it to blend in with your smile. For patients who desire a smile makeover, 6 to 10 veneers are typically recommended.
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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.
Dental veneers require high quality dental materials as well as an experienced, well trained cosmetic dentist. If done properly you will enjoy your new dazzling smile for a long time.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- The improved cosmetic appearance of asymmetrical, short, or worn down natural teeth
- Correction of chips, spaces, and slight misalignments
- Reduce the appearance of staining and discoloration
- Added structural support of cracked, fractured, or otherwise weakened natural teeth
- Virtually zero downtime following permanent veneer placement
- Resistant to future staining or yellowing
- A customized cosmetic treatment plan for a natural-appearing smile
Are there any alternatives?
Composite veneers can be an affordable esthetic option. In addition to dental veneers, additional treatment cosmetic dentistry options are available to restore and enhance your smile.
Marielaina Perrone DDS offers teeth whitening, porcelain crowns, cosmetic dental bonding, Invisalign, and many other procedures to help you achieve your dream smile. Dr. Perrone will listen to your needs and desires and design a treatment plan for your smile!