Dental Veneers are one dental treatment option to correct dental imperfections. There are a few other procedures that have the potential to fix your smile quite like porcelain veneers. You should know that dental veneers are not for everyone. Your dentist will check your teeth and determine whether dental veneers are suitable for you.
One common dental emergency is chipped or broken teeth. You may crack, chip, or break your teeth due to an unforeseen accident or injury. You can exercise caution while playing sports or during any other recreational activities, but it is highly unlikely that you will be able to completely protect yourself from getting hurt or damaging your tooth. If you happen to face such a situation, there are dental options to restore your chipped or broken teeth and restore your smile.
What exactly are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are basically wafer-thin, custom-made shells made of porcelain or composite resin which is designed to cover the front surface of your existing teeth to enhance its appearance. The veneers help provide a natural look. Porcelain veneers can also resist stains, hence porcelain surface is completely smooth.
Keeping your teeth clean and cavity free is indeed important, but the fact your teeth are healthy doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be ecstatic with their appearance. Genetics may provide you with teeth that are crooked, oddly shaped or that have large gaps between them. Or perhaps the appearance of your teeth has been altered from physical trauma or as a result of teeth grinding.
Whatever the reason, some people want to change the shape of their teeth. Maybe they want their teeth to be longer, or they want to close a gap between the front teeth. The good news is that, there are several dental services that allow you to choose the best option for you based on your unique dental needs and personal preferences.
In order to change the shape of your teeth, dentists use crowns, dental bonding, veneers, or they recontour your teeth.
Contact Expressions Dental if you want to discuss how to change the shape of your teeth using one of the methods mentioned here.
It is difficult to put a number of years for a lifespan for porcelain veneers. Everyone’s mouth is different.
If you are using veneers you should avoid certain things such as:
The chances of longer life span depends on your oral habits, your occlusion and how well you maintain oral hygiene.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, contact Expressions Dental. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve optimal dental health.