Porcelain veneers offer superior benefits over other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental crowns or braces. The fingernail-thin shells, which are adhered to the front surface, solve a myriad of aesthetic problems with just one treatment. Here is the reasons porcelain veneers can benefit your smile:
Natural looking. Porcelain is a translucent material that mimics the look, luster, and feel of enamel.
Instant whitening. When adhered to the front surface of your teeth, veneers you’re your teeth look instantly whiter.
Crooked teeth no more. Veneers offer a great alternative for patients with crooked teeth who do not want to endure the process of having their teeth straightened with dental braces.
Damage control. Veneers can fill in and improve the look of teeth that are chipped or broken.
Filled in gaps. Veneers can be customized to repair smiles with unsightly gaps.
A virtual time machine. A whiter, brighter, more lustrous smile can immediately you’re your face a more youthful appearance.
Tooth conservation. Unlike other cosmetic procedures that require removing a large portion of healthy, natural teeth, veneers can be applied with little alteration.
Constant protection. Once applied, the veneers also serve to provide a protective shield to the front surface of teeth.
Stain resistant. Porcelain is stain resistant, which will make your smile stay brighter and whiter longer.
Gum friendly. Gum tissue is not irritated by porcelain.
When it comes to the maintenance of veneers, there will be changes but nothing extreme. It all comes down to the basics. Brushing and flossing daily is not only good for your veneers, but will also help to prevent future veneers. Use a nonabrasive toothpaste containing fluoride to ensure that that it won’t scratch your veneers, leaving them prone to issues like periodontitis, which can cause your gums to recede. Because your veneers are placed right at the gum line, if your gums do happen to recede, the appearance of your veneers could be compromised.
If staining is one of your main issues, staying clear from beverages like coffee, wine and tea is a great idea to keep your new teeth pearly white. Porcelain is very resistant to staining by nature, but the cement used to affix the veneers is prone to staining over time.
Chipped teeth are generally caused by accidental incidents, but can also be caused by biting your fingernails or munching on things like hard candy or ice. While it seems like a harmless act, using your teeth to do things like this can break or dislodge your teeth, but can also do the same to your veneer. Stay away from using your teeth as a chisel. While they are always handy, being in your mouth, it isn’t good for your teeth. Similarly, if you are known to clench or grind your teeth, like while you sleep, this is also a bad habit that is really doing damage to your teeth. Talk to your dentist. They can create a night guard that will prevent your teeth from wearing down and your veneers from accidentally chipping.
To find out more about porcelain veneers, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.
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