If you are looking for a way to significantly improve your appearance, and want lasting results, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers allow your dentist to make several visible improvements to your smile with a single cosmetic dental procedure. This means you can take care of discoloration – including discoloration regular whitening agents fail to fix – while also improving misshapen or damaged teeth. Not everyone will be an ideal candidate for this treatment, as it can involve the careful removal of some of your enamel. If your teeth are not capable of undergoing that removal, or not in sufficient shape to have veneers bonded to them, an alternative procedure may be needed.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Placing your veneers will require two visits. At the first appointment, you will have your teeth prepared, and your measurements are collected (your veneers will have to be a perfect fit to ensure a natural look). A dental lab constructs them, and once they are sent to your dentist, they will be permanently bonded to your teeth.
How Long Will My Porcelain Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers are effectively permanent. The right care can ensure that they retain their quality appearance for many years.
How Do I Take Care Of My Veneers?
Oral care after receiving veneers should not change remarkably from how you have been caring for your teeth. You should continue to brush and floss, but a non-abrasive toothpaste may be preferable to what you currently use. You should also be wary of dark beverages, as your veneers, while stain-resistant, can still lose their whiteness if overly exposed to these items.