Porcelain veneers are like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and tough. But it doesn’t stain as tooth enamel does; veneers have a longer life exp
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Porcelain veneers are like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and tough. But it doesn’t stain as tooth enamel does; veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability, and highly resist permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Recent years, technology has brought remarkable advances in dental porcelain. These days, veneers can be made so thin that they can sometimes be bonded directly to your existing tooth surface. In other cases, a very thin layer of tooth enamel as thin as the veneer itself.
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How do Porcelain veneers improve your teeth?
- Teeth that are badly injured,
- Badly shaped chipped,
- Crooked teeth may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.
Creating a new smile with porcelain veneers
To apply the veneer, the tooth is cleansed with specific chemicals to achieve a bond. Once a special cement is sandwiched between the veneer and tooth, a visible light beam, or laser, causes a catalyst to be released, hardening the cement.
What is the other procedure you can do apart from porcelain veneers?
How long do dental veneers last?
What is the Capability of porcelain veneers?
- Colour – Teeth can become stained by the foods and drinks we normally take, even from smoking, and normal aging too.
- Size and Shape – Teeth can become worn down from Bad oral habits, or may not have the shape or size you want your teeth to have.
- Alignment and Spacing – Veneers can be used to close small gaps between teeth or make slight corrections (such as microdontia) in alignment while improving tooth color and shape.
What are the Advantages of porcelain veneers?
- It does not irritate the gum.
- Aesthetics purposes that is they match the tooth color.
- It is resistant to abrasion.
- They are resistant to stain.
What are the Limitations of porcelain veneers?
- It is irreversible.
- They are not usually repairable.
- It may not match the colour of your others teeth.
- Teeth with porcelain may probably decay.
- Sensitivity may occur when drinking or eating hot or cold food because part of the enamel is a chip off during the procedure.
- An individual with bad oral habit may destroy the veneers, as these activities can cause the veneers to crack or chip.
- Porcelain veneers are not good for people with gum disease, or periodontal disease
There are some situations in which veneers would be inappropriate. For example, if you have significantly misaligned teeth or a large gap, orthodontics might be a more appropriate solution than veneers. And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe bad oral habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth.
How to Care for your porcelain veneers?
Just like natural teeth, teeth restored with veneers need gentle brushing and flossing every day. This will remove dental plaque and ensure good gum tissue health around the veneers. Regular checkups at the dental office will remain as important as always to your oral and general health.
And keep in mind that as tough as veneers are, they may not be able to withstand forces that come from using your teeth as tools (to open packages, for example) or biting into very hard foods like candy apples which aren’t good for your natural teeth, either! And if you grind or clench your teeth at night, you might be advised to get a custom-made night guard to protect your veneers.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
Last modified: 2019-03-11