What are the benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
The benefits of professionally applied Porcelain Veneers are wide ranging and potentially lifelong. A smile you are proud of is a major confidence booster. On the other hand, if you are self conscious about the appearance of your teeth you are less likely to smile and may be seen by others as standoffish or unfriendly. Before the advent and widespread use of Porcelain Veneers, even minor dental imperfections required either serious orthodontic intervention or major damage to the natural tooth to correct. With Porcelain Veneers, however, many minor dental imperfections can be minimized or entirely corrected with little or no damage to your natural teeth.Porcelain Veneers can not only permanently whiten an otherwise dull or dingy smile, they can also be used to correct misaligned teeth, reduce dental sensitivity, strengthen weakened or cracked teeth, build up worn down teeth, correct minor bite problems and make over misshapen teeth.
When placing Porcelain Veneers on just one or two teeth, the Porcelain Veneers can be color matched to be virtually indistinguishable from your existing teeth. If replacing your entire smile line, stained teeth can easily be covered with Porcelain Veneers several shades whiter, providing a near instant smile makeover. Porcelain Veneers are a non-porous material, so once applied they are much more resistant to staining than your natural teeth.
Although thin and brittle on their own, Porcelain Veneers are extremely durable once bonded to your existing tooth. For this reason, Porcelain Veneers can be bonded to weakened or cracked teeth to strengthen the existing tooth and act as a splint. In this fashion, Porcelain Veneers can help to save a tooth that might otherwise have to be covered with a complete crown or removed and replaced with an implant or bridge. Porcelain Veneers also share a number of important characteristics with tooth enamel. Like your existing tooth enamel, Porcelain veneers are translucent. Light penetrates the Porcelain Veneer and the enamel of your other teeth in a similar way, resulting in a similar shine and lustre on both the Porcelain Veneer and the natural tooth next to it.
Once applied, Porcelain Veneers function virtually identically to your natural teeth. You can brush and floss Porcelain Veneers just as you do your other teeth. With Porcelain Veneers you can eat the same foods and engage in the same activities you did before the application of Porcelain Veneers. The primary difference is that after Porcelain Veneers you will go about these same daily tasks with a newfound sense of self confidence and pride in your new smile.