North Haven Family Dentistry knows a thing or two about porcelain veneers. Dr. Bhupatiraju has been treated many patients who have needed veneers in the past. If you are wondering about the possibility of needing veneers yourself, we can help you.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Before you will know if porcelain veneers are needed, you must first understand what they are. Dental veneers (also known as dental porcelain laminates) are thin covers placed on the front surface of the teeth. They are tooth-colored, and used to improve the overall appearance of a tooth.
Porcelain Veneers are Permanent
Porcelain veneers are typically a permanent solution. However, they can become easily damaged if not taken care of properly. Just like normal teeth, veneers can become cracked or chip, and can even stain.
The lifespan of dental veneers depends on how well you take care of them. Well cared for veneers can last 10 to 15 years. If they are not cared for properly they will have a shorter life span and may need cosmetic repair or replacement sooner rather than later.
Good Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
If you are wanting to renovate your smile and keep your teeth healthy, dental veneers may be a good option for you. However, this is not a decision you should make on your own. Discussing this option with your dentist will help you determine if you truly need them or not.
You may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers if you have any of the following:
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Misaligned or uneven teeth
- A gap or multiple gaps between your teeth
- A smile you are unhappy with
- Extremely stained or discolored teeth
If you are unsure if porcelain veneers are the best option for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhupatiraju today. She can take a look at your teeth and explain what your best options are.
The Pros & Cons of Porcelain Veneers
The main positive to keep in mind is that they can give you the smile you want. They look just like real teeth! It only takes two visits to put them on, so the process isn’t a long one.
Unfortunately sometimes teeth have to be reshaped, so it is not a procedure that can be reversed. It can cause an increase in sensitivity which is unpleasing to many. The procedure can also be costly.
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