Four Things to Consider About Porcelain Veneers

Who doesn’t want perfectly shaped, beautiful, white teeth beaming every time they smile at the world? That’s exactly what you get with porcelain veneers. You can have the perfect Hollywood smile that you’ve always wanted. Here are a few things to consider if you are thinking about taking the plunge and getting that show stopping smile.

Veneers May Be the Answer to Permanently Discolored Teeth

While professional whitening works in most instances to make teeth shades whiter, sometimes teeth are permanently discolored and no amount of whitening can change that. In these cases, there are a few options to remedy the situation. If only one or two teeth are in this condition, placing dental crowns on them may be the solution. Bonding is another option, simpler and less expensive than getting crowns. However, when most of the teeth in your smile are permanently discolored, you may want to consider porcelain veneers. In addition to masking the discoloration, with porcelain veneers your teeth can be made to look uniform as well as perfectly white.

Porcelain Veneers Are a Permanent Investment

Because of the way in which most porcelain veneers are adhered to your teeth, they are a permanent investment. There is no turning back once you have veneers placed on your teeth. You also need to know that while they are permanent, there may come a time when they will need to be replaced. This will be an added expense in the future. While well worth the money for the enhanced smile, it’s still a good idea to be aware of the fact that you may need to repeat the process down the road.

Not Everyone is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers

Unfortunately, not everyone who wants traditional porcelain veneers has teeth that can tolerate the transition. There needs to be enough healthy tooth structure to support them. Preparation requires modifying your teeth so the veneers can be attached. If you aren’t a candidate for porcelain veneers, there may still be other options available to you. Your dentist will explore these with you to help you decide on your best choices.

You May Need to Make Some Changes

porcelain veneers can transform your smile into a work of art. At the same time, like a true work of art, they are an expensive investment and need care. In addition to practicing excellent oral hygiene, you will need to watch what you eat. They are ceramic and therefore not made to withstand the heavy duty biting force required to bite into hard foods. Are you one who grinds your teeth while sleeping? Then you may want to invest in a night guard. Veneers may wear down your lower teeth, particularly if you grind them.

Getting a smile makeover with porcelain veneers not only will enhance your smile, it can boost your self-esteem and power up your self-confidence. At Mission Bend Family Dentistry we look forward to helping you choose the perfect option for enhancing your smile. Call today for a consultation appointment to find out if you could benefit from porcelain veneers.

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