Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers
Brushing and flossing aren’t enough to keep your teeth white as they were when you were a kid. As you age and continue eating food and drinking beverages with staining agents your teeth start to discolor slowly. When you don’t have that great smile that you like, it can be hard to smile in public. A great smile gives a positive impression towards others, and people will look at you as a successful and focused person. You can regain this great smile by using porcelain veneers.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that fit over the front of your teeth. They are custom made to fit each person as every person has different teeth sizes and structures. They can be designed to cover discolored, chipped, cracked teeth, or close small gaps between your teeth.
When comparing veneers made from resin and porcelain, the advantages of porcelain veneers override those of resin veneers. Porcelain material isn’t permeable, and it is hard for stains to deposit on them.
What Porcelain Veneers Can Correct?
You never realize it when your teeth start to lose their white shine until they are several shades darker than they once were. Many foods and drinks can discolor your teeth. Lifestyle habits such as drinking alcohol or red wine, and using tobacco can also affect the outer layer as well as the dentin of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers will hide the stained teeth and protect it from further staining. Giving you a beautify white smile.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
When your tooth is broken or chipped, it may prevent you from chewing your food properly. Depending on how your tooth broke, the tooth may damage other parts of your mouth when you eat. To prevent unnecessary pain and to restore a broken tooth a porcelain veneer is placed on the front part of the broken tooth. The veneer will not only protect your tooth but will also restore it to its original beauty.
Some people’s teeth growing with gaps in-between them, while other people’s teeth get gaps between them as they grow older. When the size of the teeth are smaller and can’t fill all the space in the jaw, they tend to distribute themselves evenly on the jaw as they develop to fill up the jaw resulting in spaces.
The same applies when you lose a tooth as an adult, the other teeth move to close up the gap left by the lost tooth resulting in spaces. Porcelain veneers can help close small gaps in-between your teeth.
Worn Down Teeth
As you age your teeth wore down because of degeneration. If your teeth are wearing down and you are still young most probably you are taking too many acidic foods and drinks which acts on your teeth causing corrosion.
Porcelain veneers will protect your teeth from the effect of the acid in foods or drinks. You’ll not only get protection for your teeth, but you’ll achieve a great smile when the worn down teeth are covered.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
- It gives instant results especially for those who want their teeth white immediately (this excludes the time taken for modeling the veneers).
- Porcelain is a hard material that is resistant to harsh environments such as acidic foods and drinks, and it can’t be discolored easily. You are assured of white teeth for a long time.
- They are natural looking since they are custom made to fit your teeth. Nobody will notice the difference between your teeth and the porcelain veneer.
- It is a perfect match for the human gums, and it is unlikely to experience allergic reactions with them in place.
When you have your porcelain veneers fitted it is easy to take care of them. All you have to do is brush and floss as you usually do every day. Teeth grinding and abrasive toothpaste can damage the porcelain and shorten its lifespan. Regular dental visits to the dentist and proper cleaning of your veneers will make them last longer. If you have stained teeth that can’t be corrected by other whitening dental procedures, then porcelain veneers are your solution to whiter teeth. Find an experienced dentist who will discuss the options and expectations with you to achieve the desired effect.