Dental porcelain veneers, also known as porcelain laminates, are the most versatile restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures. 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 very thin, high-quality porcelain.
Ideal Candidate for 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. Consider porcelain veneers if you have:
- 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 suitable candidate for porcelain veneers to achieve the desired results. After taking an impression of your teeth, the dentist will then make a model. We take the dental impression before and after the tooth preparation. Later on, we may place temporary veneers to protect the prepared teeth. These temporary veneers will also help you prepare your mind regarding the shape, color, bite, and fit of your permanent veneers. The tooth preparation for the final fit will take about two weeks. The procedure is safe and painless.
Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers:
Porcelain veneers are esthetically superior to other tooth replacement options, as they mimic 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. We make sure that we preserve the tooth enamel. We remove minimal enamel during the tooth preparation, as little as half a millimeter. This helps to preserve your natural tooth structure, which is always our goal.
3. Transformation of your 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 to the golden ratio.
4. Low Maintenance and long-lasting
Laminate veneers are low maintenance. With proper oral hygiene care, porcelain veneers should last 15 years. They can help maintain the health and strength of your natural teeth. According to research, the survival rate for veneer restorations is found to be 94% for porcelain restoration, which is better than other options for tooth replacement.
5. The Material
Porcelain is a great material. The stain-resistant nature of porcelain allows it to be used for a long time. Moreover, porcelain is durable, so there are fewer 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 cosmetic options to correct minor visual discrepancies 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 higher durability and are long-lasting as compared to resin veneers. Although resin veneers can be repaired, they may stain over time and need to be replaced after 5 to 7 years.
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