What You Can Expect from Porcelain Veneers
- Posted on: Apr 30 2018
The Hollywood smile is a feature that virtually no one would turn away. To have a smile that is straight and radiant and filled with teeth that are shaped and shaded just right generally means to have confidence in your facial aesthetic. These characteristics draw in the eye, and they have the power to represent you well in social and professional interactions. Who doesn’t want that? In our Boca Raton office, one of the ways that we help patients perfect their smiles is with porcelain veneers. As we move toward treatment, it is important to us that patients understand the details of this treatment.
What Porcelain Veneers Do
Veneering means to cover a surface to enhance its physical beauty. By that definition, we can observe the value of porcelain veneers to the overall appearance of the smile. Porcelain is a relatively new material for the dental veneer process, and it has been incredibly advantageous because porcelain looks similar to natural enamel. The shared characteristics enable dentists to veneer one tooth without disrupting the flow of color, sheen, or translucency in the smile.
When customized sheaths of porcelain are situated on visible tooth surfaces, it is possible to achieve lasting beauty by covering chips, gaps, stains, and other concerns.
What Porcelain Veneers Need
Seeing what porcelain veneers can do is the first step in stepping into your best smile. Next, you want to know how to protect your investment through optimal care of your new veneers. The good news is, this is easy.
Dental porcelain is a durable material that can withstand the normal stress of biting and chewing. What veneers cannot handle is excessive force. Biting on hard objects like ice or pen caps is a great way to chip or break a veneer. Furthermore, the tensile strength of veneers is somewhat less than natural teeth. So, if you bite and twist, like biting off a piece of taffy, the integrity of the bond between porcelain and enamel may decrease.
In addition to using teeth for normal function only, Our doctors at Sindledecker Dentistry encourage patients with veneers to brush and floss regularly in order to prevent the buildup of debris at veneer margins. Accumulation in this area increases the risk of decay, which could damage the tooth and the veneer.
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