Are you looking at your smile in the mirror and noticing that angled tooth, that small gap, or wishing that one tooth was whiter? Is that old chip bothering you? If you have noticed any of these things, porcelain veneers may be an option for you.
Porcelain veneers can instantly improve your looks, smile, and boost your confidence. They can quickly solve issues involving crooked, discoloured, or chipped teeth. A tooth that has a fracture or broken enamel is a good candidate for veneers. If you have small gaps in your front teeth, veneers can fix that issue. Not only can they help you cosmetically because they look and feel like natural teeth, porcelain veneers can also help improve speech.
Porcelain veneers require very little enamel to be removed from a tooth, so having porcelain veneers done is a pain-free procedure. They are non-invasive, so need little to no anesthesia.
The tooth requires a simple, and quick preparation before getting an impression taken. A dental laboratory then takes the impression and makes a suitable veneer. A temporary veneer is used until the permanent one comes in.
A porcelain veneer is only bonded to the front of the tooth.
You must still practice good oral hygiene to protect your veneers and teeth. You still need to brush your teeth at least twice a day, and that includes flossing. Keep having your regular dentist appointments.
Veneers protect frail teeth from further damage or decay. Porcelain veneers may protect your natural teeth, but can still be damaged by biting hard pieces of food. Breakage of porcelain veneers is not common, as they are as strong as your natural teeth. They don’t tend to crack or chip; however hard foods, tough meat, sticky caramels, crusty toast, all have the potential to cause damage and should be eaten with care. Colas, wine, coffees and teas are known to cause their own damage. As with your natural teeth, you need to care for your veneers as well.
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, contact us today and we’ll be happy to discuss options with you. Why wait to have a better smile.