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All You Need to Know About Porcelain Veneers

If you have been avoiding smiling because your teeth embarrass you due to their color or because they are misaligned or chipped or cracked, porcelain veneers are the best solution. Porcelain veneers will improve your appearance significantly. You will also have more confidence because your imperfections are completely concealed. If you consider porcelain veneers, we have prepared a list of frequently asked questions for you with expert answers.

What are Veneers?

Veneers refer to thin shells which are customized and bonded to the teeth. They are made of porcelain and are designed to enhance the appearance of your teeth. The result is a brighter, more confidence smile.

After Reshaping My Teeth for Porcelain Veneers, What Will They Look Like?

If you choose South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics for your dental needs, you will need to visit our office twice for porcelain veneers. Our dentists will shape your teeth during the first visit and place temporary veneers to eliminate sensitivity and maintain your beautiful smile. During the second visit, they will remove the temporary veneers and cement the porcelain veneers on your teeth.

Is There a Difference Between Crowns and Veneers?

Crowns and veneers are not the same and are used to address different issues. A crown is cap-like, and it covers your whole tooth. It is usually used for large fillings or a root canal. In comparison, a veneer gets applied to the front of the tooth and is most often used to correct minor or cosmetic concerns.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers improve the appearance of your teeth. They are stain-resistant, and they can be tailor-made to match the color of your other teeth. The procedure is simple and easy since getting veneers is a minimally invasive treatment which means it is simple and easy to complete.  Additionally, veneers are durable and long-lasting. They can address issues such as gaps, cracks, chips, or misshapen teeth. Plus, they look and appear natural, meaning they will blend in well to give you a uniform smile.

What Are the Drawbacks of Porcelain Veneers?

After you have your teeth prepared for the procedure, you cannot reverse it. If a veneer gets crack you will need to get an entirely new one. Also, not every individual is a good candidate for porcelain veneers. For example, if your gum health is poor, you should not get porcelain veneers.

If you have veneers, avoid habits like nail-biting or pen-chewing since they can lead to breaking. If you are a teeth grinder, your veneers can easily crack or chip, so that you will need a mouth guard to avoid this situation. Another disadvantage is that veneers can decay, so you should maintain good oral hygiene.

Will My Teeth Decay Or Have Cavities If I Have Porcelain Veneers?

If you take care of your teeth by maintaining quality oral health, chances of tooth decay or cavities are minimal.

How Do I Know if I Need Porcelain Veneers?

If you have worn down, discolored, uneven, and misaligned teeth, then porcelain veneers may be right for you. If you would like to know more regarding porcelain veneers, contact our dentist at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics. You can schedule a consultation with one of our specialists by filling out our online contact form.