Even more powerful than the spoken word, 48% of adults believe a smile is the most unforgettable feature when they meet someone for the first time. Everyone deserves a smile that serves as a statement of self-confidence, and dental veneers can help achieve this!
What are Veneers?
Veneers are an attractive and relatively easy way to enhance any smile. They are regularly used to improve misshapen, cracked or chipped teeth, gaps, discoloration, and enamel defects.
Dental veneers are very thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of teeth. They are designed to improve the color of teeth and can be used to change shape, size or length of teeth.
In considering whether veneers are a good option, consult with your dentist at North Boulder Dental Group to identify what’s possible and what your goal is for improving your smile.
Why Choose Porcelain?
There are two types of veneers: composite resin and porcelain.
Composite resin veneers are made of engineered resin or plastic, can be quickly applied, and last up to eight years. They are the least expensive veneer but require maintenance as they can chip and are not completely stain resistant.
Porcelain veneers are custom made, glazed porcelain. They best mimic natural teeth and offer superior resistance to stains from coffee, tea, red wine, and smoking (among other things). Porcelain veneers are well tolerated by the gums and can be selected to make dark or stained teeth appear whiter.
Porcelain is truly a superior choice for dental veneers. Because porcelain is an advanced ceramic, its purity is high, which makes them somewhat translucent to represent natural teeth. Also, porcelain offers the best light-reflecting properties of any other dental material available to further accentuate a natural appearance.
The durability of porcelain is superior to composite resin and provides great strength to resist chipping, fractures, or require repair or maintenance. Porcelain veneers can easily last up to 15 years.
What Can I Expect with My Porcelain Veneers?
With porcelain veneers, you can expect a beautiful smile and many compliments!
Maintenance for porcelain veneers is quite straightforward. To keep your new smile looking at its best, patients should continue to brush and floss teeth daily. As with natural teeth, it’s best to avoid biting your nails or chewing on ice cubes. If excessive tooth grinding is a problem, talk to your dentist about whether a bite guard is needed to wear at night.
Plan on visiting the dentist for a post-veneer application check up. It’s important to evaluate the placement of veneers, the surrounding gum tissue response, and answer any other questions you might have.
Porcelain veneers provide increased confidence and help make a great first impression! Contact us to discuss whether porcelain veneers are a good option for you.