The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Are you familiar with porcelain veneers? They are a highly preferred solution to many dental issues, and the benefits of porcelain veneers cannot be ignored. At our office in Ballston Spa, NY, Ballston Dental offers cosmetic dentistry, and dental veneers are among his many treatment options.
Because there are so many benefits of porcelain veneers it is difficult to craft a pros and cons list about them. After all, they are the choice for those who want a nearly instant smile makeover, but they are also a good option for someone with just a single tooth that has been damaged and is in need of a cosmetic restoration.
In general, veneers are used to treat chipped, cracked, widely gapped, or permanently discolored teeth. They are made of thin porcelain that is custom designed to fit over the tooth, where it is then boned and offers esthetic and restorative support. After all, a porcelain shell that is strong enough to withstand the wear and tear of daily life is going to only strengthen a tooth that is damaged. This too is one of the often overlooked benefits of porcelain veneers – that they can help correct the appearance while they add immense strength to the damaged tooth or teeth.
Some of the other benefits of porcelain veneers include:
They look entirely natural – Your dental veneers are made specifically for your face and mouth. There is nothing unnatural about their appearance, and they are so thin that no one will ever be able to tell that they are appliances bonded to the natural teeth below. They are also colored to match your surrounding teeth, or they are made one or two shades lighter and tooth whitening is then used to give you a truly radiant smile.
They last for a long time – Lasting for years, usually ten to fifteen or more, veneers need regular oral hygiene (i.e. flossing and brushing daily and annual cleanings) to perform their best. When you do give them the care needed, they will last for a long span of time.
They are durable – In addition to lasting a long time, veneers are also made of incredibly strong material. Not only does this mean they won’t easily break or crack, but it also means they support the teeth and allow you to eat almost anything you want. Though everyone should avoid overly hard or chewy foods, you can often continue to eat your normal diet with veneers. They also resist stains.
Other benefits of porcelain veneers include that they are easy and fast to fit and apply, they are painless and have no downtime, and you can use them with other treatments to create a perfect smile.
If you have questions about the benefits of porcelain veneers, or other cosmetic treatments, contact Thomas Pray DDS at our Ballston Spa, NY office at 518-885-8321. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.