A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of dental restorative material that is made of porcelain, used to replace your tooth enamel. The veneer is bonded to the remaining underlying tooth in a quick and simple procedure. Porcelain veneers are used to treat teeth that have been intrinsically stained, which means that the tooth structure itself has been stained and regular whitening procedures will not be as effective. They are also used to aesthetically alter the appearance of damaged, chipped or crooked teeth.
These veneers are by far the most aesthetically appealing solution to discoloured teeth and allow dentists to provide patients with even and pleasing smiles. Not just colour, they also allow dentists to alter the shape and size of teeth, enabling a more effective transformation. Of course veneers are just one option in a line of treatment options but they are far less radical than their counterparts such as dental crowns.
If you have been considering porcelain veneers and are worried about their durability then worry no more. Porcelain veneers from Dentzz Dental can last from between 7 to 20 years depending on the level of care that a patient takes. With veneers your teeth will function just like regular teeth however a few simple precautions will help you extend their life span.
- You can eat what you like with veneers but it might be worth avoiding extremely hard foods that require a twisting motion for you to take a bite. Because porcelain is glass, movements like this may cause the veneers to shatter or crack.
- If you have bruxism, a disorder that results in subconscious grinding of teeth then you might want to consider wearing night guards in order to minimise the damage.
- Of course, it is important to maintain good dental hygiene as well. According to the dentists at Dentzz Dental, brush your teeth regularly and of course don’t forget to floss.
Of course it is important to account for wear and tear over time. Not all your veneers will share the same lifespan. It might ease your worries to know that in case any veneer de-bonds with the tooth, it can be re-bonded with ease. When done correctly, the dentists at Dentzz Dental believe that your veneers can last a good long time. So if you have been debating getting porcelain veneers then perhaps it is time to take the plunge. They are a great way to achieve the smile that you have always dreamed of.