If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your smile and ready for a solution that can provide incredible results, veneers might be the answer you’re looking for. They can correct all sorts of minor aesthetic issues and flaws including minor chips and cracks, stains, gaps between teeth and more. Keep reading to learn more about five of the best benefits of porcelain veneers.
1. Beautiful & Natural-Looking
One reason why veneers are so sought after is their beauty; they’re able to perfectly match your natural teeth thanks to the efforts made by your dentist. Before receiving your veneers, they’ll take impressions of your teeth that are sent to the lab where your veneers will be manufactured. Once they’re ready, your dentist will measure and sculpt each one to ensure that they fit nicely and naturally inside your mouth.
2. Quick & Simple Process
Veneers can instantly improve your smile; as soon as they’re bonded, you begin experiencing all of their benefits! But better yet, the process usually only takes two quick visits.
3. Minimally Invasive
Compared to other procedures, receiving porcelain veneers is minimally invasive and usually requires little to no anesthesia (but sedation options can often be utilized). Your dentist will have to remove a small amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth, about half a millimeter, but this is much less than what is removed for something like a dental crown. After the surface of the tooth has been shaved down, each veneer is bonded and adjusted as needed.
4. Durable & Lasting
Veneers are crafted from a special medical-grade porcelain that is much more resistant to stains and tooth decay than your natural teeth. Since this material is nonporous and better able to withstand fluids, unlike your natural tooth enamel, the veneers are able to remain shiny and resilient for 15-plus years! However, this also depends on your willingness to take care of them.
5. Easy to Maintain
On that note, veneers aren’t difficult to maintain and keep clean at all. You simply need to brush, floss, and care for them as you would your natural teeth. That said, it always helps to visit your dentist biannually for checkups and cleanings—they can ensure your veneers are fully functional and beautiful!
About the Author
Dr. Darren Koch and his team are honored to serve the dental needs of the Cary area. Dr. Koch received his dental degree from the University of Buffalo and his practice is pleased to offer a wide range of cosmetic services including veneers! If you have any questions about veneers or would like to arrange a visit, you can contact the practice online or by phone: (919) 859-6633.