Dental porcelain veneers, also known as porcelain laminates are the most versatile restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure.They are the perfect solution to transform your smile by changing the color, length and size of your teeth. Porcelain Veneers mimic the appearance of natural teeth and are long lasting. They are made of high quality porcelain and are made very thin.
Ideal Candidate for Porcelain Veneers/ Reasons to consider porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are an ideal way to correct several cosmetic issues at once, as they can address multiple issues with just one treatment. You may want to consider porcelain veneers if you have one or more of the following:
• Chipped or broken teeth
• Worn tooth enamel
• Stained or discolored teeth
• Unusually shaped teeth
• Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
• Gaps between your teeth
First the dentist will examine your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers to achieve the desired results. After taking impression of your teeth, the dentist will then make a model. Tooth is prepared and another impression is taken. Temporary veneers are prepared to ensure proper shape, color, bite and fit and will stay in place until your veneers are prepared. Finally, temporary veneers will be placed, which will be replaced after about two weeks with your custom-made porcelain veneers. It is a painless procedure with great benefits.
Reasons to consider Porcelain Veneers:
Porcelain veneers are esthetically superior to other tooth replacement options, as they mimic the natural teeth. They can help you get a picture perfect smile make-over by correcting multiple cosmetic issues like minor malalignment, discolorations, gaps, staining in just as short as two appointments.
2. Require Little Enamel Removal
The application of porcelain veneers requires minimal tooth preparation. That is less than half of a millimeter of enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth. This helps to preserve your natural tooth structure, which is always our goal.
3. Transformation of smile:
The procedure is hassle free and is minimally invasive. It is painless and requires little to no anesthesia. It gives you a confidence boost by bringing your teeth in the golden ratio.
4. Low Maintenance and long-lasting
Laminate veneers are low maintenance. With proper oral hygiene care, porcelain veneers should last as many as 15 years. They can help maintain the health and strength of your natural teeth. According to research, the survival rates for veneer restorations is found out to be 94% for porcelain restoration that is better than other options of tooth replacement.
5. The Material
Porcelain is a great material. Porcelain is stain resistant that allows longevity of usage without losing its shade or luster. Porcelain is durable, so there are less chances of cracking or chipping off. This makes it ideal for people who suffer from night grinding.
What is the difference between Porcelain Veneers and Dental Crowns?
Porcelain veneers are mostly considered as cosmetic options to correct minor visual discrpencies of the natural teeth, while a dental crown serves to cover root treated or damaged teeth. Crowns are also used as an abutment. More tooth structure is lost during crown preparation as compared to veneering.
Porcelain Veneers vs Composite Resin Veneers:
Porcelain veneers have a higher durability and are long lasting as compared to resin veneers. Although resin veneers can be repaired but they may stain over time and need to be replaced after a period of 5 to 7 years.
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