Dental veneers are reliable, permanent dental restorations. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, veneers are always popular in repairing teeth without surgery. Porcelain is an ideal material for veneers because it is stain-resistant. After a quick assessment by your cosmetic dentist, you can start looking forward to a brighter smile. If you want to find out the benefits of dental veneers, here’s what you should know.
Many people seek dental restorations in the form of veneers. These thin porcelain shells are good dental investments. Veneers are durable. The non-porous material resists stains and cavities. The best part is that the effects of these restorations can last for 10-15 years with proper care and maintenance. That is why many patients see veneers as a worthwhile investment.
Unlike other dental restorations, having dental veneers is less invasive. Your cosmetic dentist needs to remove just half a millimeter off the enamel in front of your teeth. This is much less than the dentist must remove when you get a dental crown. After shaving off a thin layer of the enamel, the dentist will match the color of the veneers to the preference of the patient. Then, the dentist will just bond the shells to the front part of the patient’s teeth. The aim is to improve the appearance of the teeth in the most natural way.
The main component of this treatment is the porcelain shell. The cosmetic dentist can make the patient’s teeth look and feel like new. This is possible by bonding these porcelain shells on the front of the teeth. The patient will then have natural-looking teeth that feel like organic teeth as well. The patient does not even need anesthesia for this procedure.
You do not need to do anything special to care for and maintain your dental veneers. Brushing and flossing daily is enough to keep them clean. Using antibacterial mouthwash helps as well. Porcelain veneers do not stain. Because of this, you will not have difficulty maintaining the quality and shine of your veneers. Regular dental checkups can ensure the integrity of your veneers.
Natural teeth stain or discolor over time. When you get porcelain veneers, you can get a whitening treatment with permanent results. These restorations are ideal for patients who have the habit of smoking tobacco or drinking coffee. Porcelain veneers whiten your teeth and prevent them from discoloration. You don’t need to have your dentist whiten your porcelain veneers again.
Natural enamel is strong enough to protect an entire tooth. Even so, it is also prone to wear and tear. This is when dental sensitivity starts. To protect your enamel, you can resort to getting porcelain veneers to add a durable layer of protection. Remember, the enamel layer does not regenerate. Porcelain veneers can strengthen and protect your teeth.
Veneers can help improve the appearance, structure, and function of your teeth. At Jim Skoumal, DDS, we help our patients achieve optimal health through various dental restorations. Please visit our clinic in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, for an in-person consultation. You can also call us at 630-627-5355 if you want to set an appointment or ask questions about our dental veneer packages.