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Are porcelain dental veneers for you?

By February 9, 2022No Comments

Are porcelain dental veneers for you?

Are you wondering if porcelain veneers would work on your teeth? While they work for many people, not all are good candidates for veneers. In most cases, anyone looking to change the appearance of their smile might be a candidate for veneers.
If you have small cracks or chips in your teeth, or small teeth that do not match your surrounding teeth, porcelain veneers can help enhance your dental aesthetics and complement your facial features. Veneers may also be a good option if you have intrinsic stains that are resistant to whitening treatments.
Veneers are considered a cosmetic treatment, and will not address major orthodontic issues, decay, or tooth loss. Your teeth must be strong enough to support the veneers, and our office will conduct an oral health evaluation prior to any dental procedure. If you have preexisting oral health issues, we will need to address them prior to beginning treatment for veneers.

How They Work

The veneers can change the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. While your teeth might not be great in appearance, if you have healthy gums and good bone structure, you are likely good to get veneers. Veneers help to address the following issues with your teeth:
  • Chipping
  • Staining
  • Old restorations and fillings
  • Uneven or narrow smile
  • Spacing problems
  • Crowding
  • Bite issues
  • Staining from antibiotics or fluorosis
Because getting veneers is a custom process, a quality cosmetic dentist can work with problems with your teeth and fix them with porcelain veneers.

The Benefits

Porcelain veneers can conceal various cosmetic issues in your smile during a single office visit.
Most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately following treatment.
In addition to their lifelike and highly durable quality, porcelain veneers offer a wide range of benefits for those who choose to undergo the treatment. Veneers are made with advanced materials that closely resemble the translucency and color of your natural teeth. Patients who are able to achieve their ideal smile are more likely to have positive self-esteem. A comparative study performed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) found that patients who received porcelain veneers had a significant increase in their sense of confidence and quality of life.
  • Durable: Porcelain veneers are made of durable, stain-resistant porcelain. Porcelain is not porous and does not absorb stains.
  • Color Matching: Many patients choose to undergo teeth whitening beforehand so that the veneers can be matched to the brilliant new shade of surrounding teeth.
  • Long Term: With proper maintenance, veneers can have a lifespan of about 10 years.

Shemen Dental Group in Amarillo, TX, provides porcelain veneers for patients who want to address a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as chips and cracks, in one comprehensive treatment. Porcelain veneers are prosthetic tooth surfaces created using highly durable, lifelike porcelain that covers imperfections. Our office uses CEREC® technology to create your veneers, meaning that you can achieve an enhanced smile in a single office visit. Porcelain veneers are a highly aesthetic and durable form of cosmetic treatment, and patients who practice good oral hygiene can enjoy the benefits of veneers for years to come.