What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are personalized cosmetic shells placed over the teeth to hide imperfections. This treatment is faster than some alternatives, such as crowns, and can be used on individual teeth or all of the teeth for dramatic improvements in appearance. What are porcelain veneers used to correct? Here is more about the issues our dentist may address with porcelain veneers and how this procedure works.
Improvement of Flawed Teeth
What are porcelain veneers used to do that is different from what can be accomplished with alternatives, such as teeth whitening and crowns? Veneers can hide stains that whitening cannot address, such as discoloration from inside of teeth and is a faster, more comfortable way to improve appearance compared to crowns in many cases. Furthermore, some patients can get veneers instead of orthodontics for teeth whose improper positions affect only appearance.
Attachment of Veneers to Teeth
To attach porcelain veneers to teeth, our dentist must remove some enamel so that the veneers can be seated properly. While the new veneers are being constructed and personalized at a lab, patients wear temporary veneers over their prepared teeth for protection. Finally, our dentist checks the new veneers for fit and permanently bonds them in place at a second appointment.
What are porcelain veneers offering patients in terms of life expectancy? With proper care, including avoidance of heavily colored or hard foods, daily dental hygiene at home, and regular visits to our dentist, patients can expect porcelain veneers to last for many years. To learn more about what this treatment offers, patients can schedule a consultation with our expert in porcelain veneers in Beverly Hills.
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