What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
Will they look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option that can effectively improve the appearance of teeth by covering up chips, stains, gaps, and other flaws. While they are a durable option, there are some factors to consider regarding their longevity.
- Quality of the Porcelain: The durability of porcelain veneers depends mainly on the quality of the material used. High-quality porcelain is more durable and resistant to wear and tear than lower-grade materials. Our doctors use only the highest quality porcelain to ensure your veneers are strong and long-lasting.
- Bonding Technique: The bonding technique to attach the veneers to your teeth is also essential. Our doctors use the most advanced and proven bonding materials to ensure that your veneers are securely attached to your teeth and will not come loose over time.
- Proper Care: The longevity of your porcelain veneers also depends on how well you take care of them. It’s important to brush and floss your teeth regularly, avoid using your veneers as tools to open or cut things and avoid biting down on complex objects. In addition, it’s essential to maintain regular dental checkups to ensure that your veneers are in good condition.
- Accidental Damage: While porcelain veneers are durable, they can still be damaged or broken if you experience trauma to your mouth. If this occurs, replacing only the veneer involved is usually possible, which can be a cost-effective solution compared to replacing the entire set of veneers.
In summary, porcelain veneers are a durable option for improving the appearance of your teeth. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years. Our doctors use only the highest quality materials and bonding techniques to ensure the longevity of your veneers, and we can also provide replacement options if necessary.