When most of us think of porcelain veneers, we think of Hollywood-perfect smiles that are bright, even, and gap free. Anybody would want to have an amazing smile, but many people don’t realise that porcelain veneers aren’t always purely cosmetic, as they offer several advantages that can improve the condition of your teeth. Here are some benefits of having porcelain veneers that you might not know about:
- They’re stain resistant
Many people know that smoking cigarettes and drinking red wine and coffee can permanently stain your teeth, but did you know that it can also happen when you take certain medications? Thankfully, when you get veneers, stained teeth will become a thing of the past. Veneered teeth retain their natural and healthy looking colour no matter what you eat, drink or what medication you take.
- They are customised
Many people have concerns that veneers will look fake or unnatural. However, extensive modelling and measurements are taken during the procedure to ensure that each veneer suits your mouth perfectly, and doesn’t cause you any discomfort now, or in the future. With modern veneers, you can look forward to having a great looking, natural smile for up to 15 years.
- They can improve existing teeth
Do you have any teeth that have been broken, cracked or chipped in an accident? These teeth are the perfect candidates for veneers. By covering vulnerable teeth in a protective coating, you prevent the damage from worsening, and also prevent excess strain being placed on your bite.
- It’s pain free
Once fitted the veneers are bonded onto the prepared tooth surface, and appear as if they emerge from the healthy gums. The result should not only look great but be pain free, comfortable and feel like natural teeth.
- It’s quick
Many people assume that the process of fitting and placing porcelain veneers takes months, just like it does with getting braces or other dental services. Luckily, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The teeth are prepared and impressions taken in one visit, and the final veneers are subsequently bonded onto the tooth surface about a week later. Your new teeth will look great straight away, but they will look even better in a few weeks after the gums have settled onto the new shape of the veneers. It is advisable to chew carefully for at least 24 hours to enable the bond between the veneer and the tooth surface to mature and strengthen.
These are just some of the amazing benefits that porcelain veneers offer. For more information, contact Carnegie Dental about getting your own.
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