When it comes to the world of dentistry, there are a couple of things which have revolutionized the entire field of dentistry in general and cosmetic dentistry in specific. And among the numerous dental treatments which your dentist has disposal to, porcelain veneering is up there with regards to popularity. But before you make a nosedive for this dental procedure, it’s necessary that you know the basics of porcelain veneers.
Why should you get porcelain veneers?
Cosmetic problems with the way that your teeth looks like such as chips, fractures as well as stains can be concealed with the help of porcelain veneers. While dental bonding procedures often fill in openings such as fractures and chips in order to improve the overall look of the tooth in question, porcelain veneers basically hide these flaws by placing the veneer over the front surface of the tooth.
How do you get porcelain veneers?
The road to getting porcelain veneers starts with the first visit, which basically involves shaving the tooth down in order to accommodate the future veneer and then making a replica of the tooth in question so that it can be sent to the laboratory technician for fabrication. You’ll be called in for a second time in order for the porcelain veneer to be installed but that could take some time. This means that if need to have your smile fixed before a certain event occurs, such as your wedding or your prom night, you need to make arrangements with your dentist way ahead of time.
Why should you choose porcelain veneers?
You can always choose to go for other treatments such as dental bonding, which involves the use of composite resin material to conceal these dental flaws. However, there are some inherent advantages of getting porcelain veneers which has helped to sway the case in favor for porcelain veneers. Some of the benefits of getting porcelain veneers include increased durability as well a more life-like appearance.
Durability. When porcelain is attached to a tough substance, then porcelain becomes just as strong as the material it is attached to. Composite resin material chips easily and can be damaged in just a couple of years. However, porcelain veneers can easily have a lifespan of at least 10 years.
Life-Like Appearance. Because of the translucency of the porcelain material, it can take in light in the same way that the natural enamel layer of your teeth can. This then makes the porcelain veneered tooth light up in the same way that your natural teeth do.
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