5 Reasons Patients Love Porcelain Veneers
Ever felt self-conscious about hiding your smile? You’re not alone. How about during a job interview or while on a first date? Cosmetic dentistry was designed to help you finally feel more confident by hiding slight tooth damage, imperfections, or discoloration.
If you’re nodding right now, you may want to consider the advantages of porcelain veneers. At, The Dentist of Allen, an experienced cosmetic dentist will be able to help you determine if porcelain veneers are the right solution for your teeth.
In this post, we’ll share 5 benefits of porcelain veneers our patients love so you can be informed and confident when seeking your treatment.
1. "It looks so natural!"
Porcelain veneers are created based on impressions 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 porcelain 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.
Dr. David Bishop, Dr. Robert Kim, or Dr. Kris Koelker will shape your tooth to accommodate the veneer, take an impression, and work closely with our local partner lab to ensure your restoration is the shape, size, and color you want. Your cosmetic dentist may ma ke slight adjustments by cutting excess material or matching the color of your tooth enamel. In other words, your dental veneers are customized to fit your teeth in a way that will look and feel natural. Custom smiles are our specialty.
2. "I couldn't believe it finally fixed my..."
Porcelain veneers can be used to fix a wide variety of dental issues, which include:
- Gaps between teeth
- Missing teeth
- Chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
For minor cosmetic dental problems, you may want to discuss with your dentist whether or not you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can help you boost your confidence by closing gaps between teeth or even covering up discolored teeth.
3. "So happy with the durability and stain resistance!"
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.
4. "Thankful my oral maintenance is easier."
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 reduce plaque and tartar buildup. Also, make sure you schedule regular dental checkups with your preventative care dentist. This easy maintenance will help you keep the natural white shine in your veneers so you can enjoy a beautiful healthy smile. Since veneers are non-porous, they are able to resist permanent stains and cavities better than your natural tooth enamel. In other words, dental veneer maintenance is minimal.