In recreating the natural look of teeth, dental professionals often lean towards a porcelain veneer. This is a custom-made shell, covering the front surface of the tooth. Although there are other composites and materials used for veneers, porcelain tends to be the material of choice for several reasons.
First, only a small amount of the tooth must be removed or altered (usually less than one millimeter), to apply the veneer. Therefore, preparation for porcelain veneers is minimal.
Second, using high-tech materials makes it possible for the tooth to mimic the look and function of natural teeth.
Third, porcelain veneers resist stains from coffee, tea, tobacco, and cigarette smoking. For those that have tried teeth whitening with little success, a veneer can make even the darkest teeth appear bright white.
In addition, porcelain veneers are generally one of the kindest restorative measures (to gum tissues) that dentists use today.
Caring for your Veneers
You'll be happy to know that cleaning and maintaining the brilliance of your veneers is simple. Just like your natural teeth, porcelain veneers need to be kept free of plague and buildup, in order to remain healthy. Here are 3 easy ways to preserve your beautiful new smile:
- Brush with a fluoride toothpaste after every meal (or at least twice a day)
- Floss (at least once a day)
- Visit our office every six months, to ensure that teeth and gums are as healthy and clean as possible. At this visit, we will inspect the integrity of your veneers, making sure they last for years to come.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for most patients looking to correct aesthetic imperfections and attain their best smile. At Marvin Village Dentistry, we're committed to helping you achieve a healthy, natural-looking smile. You will feel more confident, and this is something to smile about!
Call us today to schedule your consultation!