Oftentimes, when someone has a chipped, poorly-shaped, or discolored tooth, they will begin researching which veneer is best for them. The two most common types of veneers are porcelain veneers and composite veneers. In this blog, our experienced New Jersey dental team will primarily discuss the benefits and drawbacks of porcelain veneers. Generally, these veneers are great options because they are custom-fit and match the shape and color of your natural teeth. Please continue reading and give us a call to learn more about whether these veneers are the right fit for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the benefits of getting porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers come with many potential benefits. To start with the obvious, they will fix any minor cosmetic issue with your teeth, thereby giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. That being said, they are also stain-resistant, and generally require very little anesthesia to install, meaning the procedure is relatively simple and painless. Also, when getting porcelain veneers, you will be able to keep the majority of your tooth structure. Furthermore, these types of veneers look completely natural, match the color of your other teeth, and are far less invasive than crowns or bridges. That being said, though the fact that they are permanent means that you will not have to constantly come in for dental work, it also means that you will have to carefully choose the color of your porcelain veneer to ensure that it matches the color of your teeth perfectly.
Are there any downsides to porcelain veneers?
As with anything, porcelain veneers do not come without potential downsides, however, they are not drastic. The main potential downside of these veneers is that since these veneers are irreversible, your dentist will have to remove a thin layer of enamel before fitting the veneer over your teeth, which means that there is a chance that tooth will become more sensitive to hot or cold foods/beverages.
How do I care for/maintain porcelain veneers?
Maintenance for porcelain veneers is relatively simple. As long as you keep up with regular dental hygiene, (brushing, flossing, mouthwash and regular appointments with your dentist) your porcelain veneers should last anywhere up to 20 years. Give us a call for any additional questions, or if you are ready to have this simple procedure done. We are here to help!
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