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Are your front teeth chipped, cracked, or stained? If so, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers.
Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that we can bond to the fronts of teeth. In turn, this creates a more attractive, whiter smile. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your teeth, it’s time to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Holland, MI.
Here are the main benefits of the veneers procedure.
Porcelain veneers are created based on impressions our dentist takes of your teeth. This means that you can expect the contouring and color of the porcelain shell to mimic your natural tooth enamel.
Not only do dental veneers look natural, but they also feel natural. The ceramic covering hides stained or cracked teeth like a protective shell so you can eat and talk normally.
After your porcelain veneers arrive from the lab, our cosmetic dentist may make slight adjustments by cutting excess material or matching the color of your tooth enamel. In other words, yourare customized to fit over your teeth in a way that will look and feel natural.
Fixes Dental Problems
For minor cosmetic issues, you may want to discuss with our dentist whether you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers can help you boost your confidence by closing gaps between teeth or covering up discolored teeth.
Porcelain veneers can be used to fix the following issues:
- Small gaps between front teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Slightly misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
Durable and Stain Resistant
Did you know that porcelain veneers are able to resist staining and decay better than normal teeth? Given proper care, you can expect your dental veneers to last between 10 and 15 years. While porcelain veneers are durable and stain-resistant, you still need to care for them as you would natural teeth.
For example, excessive coffee drinking can stain your veneers. Also, using your front teeth to bite down on hard foods such as ice can cause your veneers to chip if you’re not careful. As long as you take good care of your dental veneers, they will last you for years to come.
Take care of your new porcelain veneers the same way you take care of your natural teeth. Be sure to brush twice a day and floss daily to.
You should also continue to see our dentist every 6 months for preventive care. During your appointment, you’ll receive a teeth cleaning and oral examination. We may also take X-rays in order to spot any issues that may be lurking beneath the surface.
The veneers process is less invasive than other procedures, such as dental crowns. To make room for your porcelain veneers, our dentist will need to shave ½ millimeter from the front surface of your teeth.
While this may seem like a lot, keep in mind that teeth receiving dental crowns require more filing because the crown has to fit over the entire tooth. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are adhered only to the front surface that is visible to other people.
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This blog post has been updated.