If you are considering getting porcelain veneers, continue reading to learn the benefits and the best ways to care for your veneers. If you have any further questions regarding the procedure and the aftercare, do not hesitate to give our knowledgeable dental team a call. Our team is experienced in porcelain veneer services and would be happy to assist you.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are made of thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are often used for individuals who have discolored, chipped, or poorly shaped teeth to restore the quality of their smile. Porcelain veneers are custom fit and will match the shape and color of the natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are permanent and not removable. These veneers are fixed in place and can only be removed by a dentist. This is because, at the beginning of the veneer installation process, a small amount of enamel is removed from the tooth. Veneers typically last been 15 to 20 years, though they can last longer.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
The primary benefit of porcelain veneers is the obvious one: a restored smile that fixes any minor cosmetic issues. Another benefit of porcelain veneers is that they are stain-resistant. The color of your veneers is permanent once they are cemented. This is why it is so important to give a lot of thought to the color of your veneers. Porcelain veneers also require very little anesthesia because of the fact that a very small amount of your tooth structure will be lost. For this reason, some individuals will choose veneers over crowns or braces because it is are much less invasive procedure. This type of veneer is also very durable. The final benefit of porcelain veneers is that they look natural and you do not lose your natural smile.
What is the best way to care for my veneers?
The best way to care for your veneers is to continue regular dental hygiene including brushing and flossing regularly. Your veneers will be required to be replaced at some point in the future, typically after 10 to 20 years. This is a cost that you should be prepared for before making the decision to complete the procedure. Maintaining your veneers to make them last for years to come will include proper care and hygiene, just like you normally would with your natural teeth.
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Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!