Why Porcelain Veneers?
- Fix chips and cracks. Even though our natural teeth are very strong, occasionally they crack or chip. A porcelain veneers will not only cover the chip or crack, it will prevent it any further damage to the tooth. Porcelain veneers cover any imperfections in your tooth and keep your teeth intact and healthy.
- Preserve the natural tooth. Unlike porcelain crowns, which grind down the existing tooth to fit on a new porcelain crown, porcelain veneers are placed on the front of the tooth. Because more of the natural tooth is preserved, your tooth will be healthier long-term.
- Strengthen your teeth. Porcelain veneers are made to last. The bond used to fasten the veneers will last for decades when properly performed and maintained. Once the veneer is anchored to your tooth, you can chew with confidence and without fear of cracking a tooth.
- Give you confidence in your appearance. It’s not overly ambitious to say that getting a smile makeover with porcelain veneers will have a dramatic impact on your life. Porcelain veneers can give you the confidence to go conquer the world with your new smile.
A Restorative Benefit to Veneers
Porcelain veneers not only look great, they can also serve a functional purpose by protecting the surface of a damaged tooth. Depending on your circumstances, a porcelain veneer may be used in place of a crown, which can avoid an unnecessarily invasive procedure.
Maintaining Your Veneers
Maintaining your veneers is quite simple. Treat them like you would your natural teeth. You’ll need to take care because if abused, the thin porcelain shells can damage or break. If you know that you grind your teeth while you sleep, Dr. Stubbs suggest that you wear protective mouth guards to prevent damage to your veneers. Furthermore, avoid using your teeth to open things and don’t each hard, crunchy foods like ice.