If you want to change your teeth because you’re unhappy about their appearance, then you may have heard about porcelain veneers and their ability to completely makeover your smile. Nevertheless, reading about them isn’t the same as consulting with your cosmetic dentist about how veneers can specifically improve your smile. To help you better understand their purpose and perks, we answer a few of the more common questions about porcelain veneers.
Can veneers really make my teeth look better?
Whether or not veneers can help your smile depends mainly on what, exactly, your cosmetic issues are. While some cosmetic treatments are case specific, like teeth whitening for stains and discoloration, veneers can address a combination of different issues, including;
- Severe tooth stains
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Mild to moderately crooked or uneven teeth
- Teeth with excessive space between them
- And much more
How realistic will they look?
One of the greatest things about porcelain veneers is that, when artfully placed, they’re virtually indistinguishable from your healthy natural tooth structure. Made from lifelike dental porcelain, which is translucent like your tooth enamel and layered to mimic your teeth’s shine, veneers are hand-crafted in a trusted dental lab from precise measurements of your teeth and mouth.
Are veneers durable?
Given the nature and purpose of your teeth, a cosmetic dental enhancement is only as good as it is durable. Though porcelain veneers won’t last forever, they can effectively withstand the pressures of biting and chewing for many years to come. As long as you take proper care of them, and don’t habitually grind your teeth, your veneers may last up to 10-15 years before needing replacement.
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