The natural teeth under your porcelain veneers will remain intact and healthy in most circumstances, but there is one crucial caveat. To achieve the best results from dental veneers, it is essential to practice good dental hygiene. It is important to follow all instructions after the veneers have been placed. This includes brushing your teeth with a non-abrasive toothpaste, flossing once daily (yes, every day), and using a toothpick to clean between the veneers. As part of the care plan, you will be required to have regular dental checkups and cleanings (twice a year) by a professional dental team. As a result, you will be able to enjoy your veneers for a very long time.
For Porcelain Veneers Bellaire to be placed effectively and achieve a natural-looking smile, some of the tooth’s surface needs to be ground down as part of the tooth-preparation procedure. Preparing the tooth for the veneer usually requires only removing 0.5 millimeters of its surface. As a result, the lab will have the necessary space to create the beautiful porcelain shells you are longing for.
To bond your veneer to your tooth, you must first treat the tooth’s surface. Once that is done, a highly adhesive material called a bonding agent is used, which includes a blue light to harden the bonding agent. Your natural teeth can be protected against tooth decay through this bonding cement, which sticks tight to your enamel. In other words, your smile is not only beautiful but also healthy! The bonding material damages neither the tooth nor its structure. In addition to protecting your teeth from decay, veneers help preserve the structure of your teeth if you need to cover damaged or weakened teeth. Veneers offer a more conservative option when restoring chipped or broken teeth than traditional dental crowns.
In addition to promoting good oral and systemic health, good oral hygiene is always a good idea. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are also recommended at least twice per year. By taking these steps, your porcelain veneers will remain intact on your teeth for many years. The average lifespan of porcelain veneers is 10-20 with the proper care we just mentioned. Even though you have porcelain veneers, if you do not follow the recommended care and oral hygiene practices, you may be at risk of compromising your teeth’ enamel and structural integrity.
Flossing regularly can help prevent bacteria from building up between the teeth, which could cause tooth decay. Consequently, the tooth’s natural enamel can be attacked at the ends of the veneer when this occurs. In such a situation, bacteria may begin to eat away at the tooth’s enamel, resulting in the development of a cavity. The presence of a cavity under a cosmetic dental restoration is often undetected, which means that you may not become aware of your cavity until you experience discomfort.
You may be required to undergo root canal treatment if tooth decay does not go undetected for an extended period of time. Our dental team may be unable to restore the tooth, so it must be extracted to accommodate a dental implant or other cosmetic dental restoration. Maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine is essential if you are considering porcelain veneers for the first time.
Would you like a new smile through porcelain veneers? With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for many years and are an excellent option for smile makeovers since they can help aesthetically and physically.
HOW DO DENTAL VENEERS WORK?
Using porcelain veneers, you can mask any dental imperfections you may have by bonding them to your natural teeth. The veneers do an excellent job of making your smile look beautiful and rejuvenated, regardless of whether your teeth are cavitated, in bad shape, or crooked. Your front teeth are also repaired excellently when discolored or have gaps.
Porcelain veneers and composite veneers are the two main types of veneers. In contrast to traditional porcelain veneers, chairside procedures are less expensive and can be performed quickly. Despite the resin material used in composite veneers, they are also prone to staining over time. Despite the initial cost savings of composite veneers, porcelain veneers may prove to be a more cost-effective option in the long run. Veneers can be used to correct the following significant problems:
- The chipping
- Teeth with cracks
- Gaps in teeth
- Tooth crookedness
- Tooth decay
- Tooth size or shape
What is the placement of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a tedious process to place. In the following steps, we will go over each step:
- Veneers are applied to teeth that have been reshaped and reduced by your cosmetic dentist
- You will be provided with a mold or impression of your teeth, which will be sent to the laboratory for processing
- Dentists will receive veneers from the lab and have them returned to them
- After you have approved the porcelain veneers, your dentist will bond and cement them onto your teeth
WHY ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS BENEFICIAL?
Porcelain veneers have the following main benefits:
- Glowing and Whitened Teeth. It is not uncommon for the natural color of your teeth to discolor over time. Our diet plays an integral part in our teeth’ discoloration: Coffee, tea, dark sodas, and wine, some of the things we drink, can tamper with the color of our teeth. In addition, some behaviors, such as smoking, can also lead to stains on the enamel of the teeth. The use of tooth whitening has proven to be very helpful in improving the aesthetics of the teeth but is not permanent, and stains can reappear as soon as we remove the toothpaste. Veneers made of porcelain are usually stain-resistant in general.
- Some cosmetic procedures can be used to correct minor cosmetic smile problems. When teeth are crooked, or gaps exist between them, porcelain veneers may be able to correct these issues. When veneers are used, teeth are not moved, unlike when they are moved with braces or other forms of orthodontic treatment. Rather than covering the front surface, veneers cover the front surface of the teeth, resulting in an even smile and correcting crooked or gapped teeth.
- Enamel damage on teeth can be repaired. Even though the natural enamel on your teeth is very strong, it can be damaged by the bacteria that cause tooth decay. A portion of highly acidic food or beverage can also damage it. You can also wear down your teeth’s surface and cause chips and fractures in your enamel when you grind your teeth.
- Veneers made from porcelain are permanent. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental care, porcelain veneers should last for decades, making them a popular cosmetic dental restoration. Because porcelain veneers are applied to teeth that have already been altered in the structure before the veneers are applied, they are permanent. In most cases, tooth enamel is removed in this procedure.
It’s clear that porcelain veneers are an excellent treatment for several dental problems; they’re durable, smooth, and can be customized to meet your specific needs.
If you have more questions about porcelain veneers, please schedule a consultation with our David Fisher Cosmetic and General Dentistry today!