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Porcelain Veneers Benefits


Porcelain veneers are a versatile treatment which can offer benefits for a range of patients. More conservative than dental crowns, porcelain veneers can conceal a range of issues, including gaps, overlaps, stains, and minor damage. Whether you want to enhance the appearance of a single tooth or transform your entire smile, your dentist can customize treatment with veneers to suit your needs. With only a few visits to the office, you can experience the benefits of porcelain veneers for years to come. In addition, veneers combine well with other procedures, such as teeth whitening. Often, porcelain veneers are included as part of a comprehensive smile makeover plan for a complete transformation.

close up of veneers The materials used to craft veneers allow cosmetic dentists to achieve incredibly lifelike results.

Dramatic Effects

For many patients, porcelain veneers offer the same results as dental crowns, teeth whitening, and orthodontics all in a single treatment. Since veneers are placed over the top of teeth, your dentist can customize them to conceal a range of concerns. Porcelain veneers can enhance teeth affected by a variety of issues, including:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Discoloration
  • Spacing and gaps
  • Overlaps and misalignments
  • Worn or disproportionate teeth

Veneers are made from a mold of your teeth and then sized to provide the exact amount of coverage you need. Based on your specific needs, porcelain veneers can make teeth appear larger or more symmetrical. In addition, you can choose to match the current color of your smile or combine veneers with whitening and choose a brighter, more brilliant shade.

Natural-Looking Results

Natural tooth enamel is translucent, meaning light shines through the top layer and reflects off the underlying dentin. This process gives teeth a healthy sheen. Dental porcelain mimics much of the natural translucency of teeth, making porcelain veneers virtually indistinguishable from enamel. Other materials, such as the composite resin used in dental bonding, are opaque and cannot offer the same lifelike results as veneers.

Veneer placement is a quick and simple procedure which typically only requires two visits.

A Lasting Solution

With proper care and maintenance, dental veneers can last 10 to 15 years or longer. The material used for veneers is very stain-resistant. In contrast with teeth whitening, which requires frequent touch-ups, veneers can maintain their color for years. In addition, dental porcelain is strong enough that you can continue to enjoy many of your favorite foods without worry.

Placement in Just Two Appointments

The teeth can be prepped and veneers can be placed in just two simple appointments.

See Results Quickly

Veneer placement is a quick and simple procedure which typically only requires two visits. During one appointment, your dentist prepares your teeth and takes impressions to fabricate your veneers. In the second, they place the veneers and ensure you are satisfied with the results. Porcelain veneers require no recovery time. After your second visit, you will see immediate improvement in the appearance of your smile.

Smile with Confidence

One of the biggest advantages to enhancing your smile with veneers is the increased feeling of confidence you can enjoy. Often, patients who feel self-conscious about their teeth will avoid smiling in social situations or for pictures. When you feel positively about your smile, you are much more likely to use it. Smiling can increase your mood and make a positive impact on your social life. Many individuals find that making cosmetic improvements to their smile with porcelain veneers improves their overall quality of life.

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