Would you like to make slight adjustments in the color, size, or position of some of your teeth? You may want to consider porcelain veneers.
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Why Porcelain Veneers?
If you have teeth that are only slightly crooked, discolored, or out of position, you probably don’t want to go through the hassle of having them removed and replaced. While some patients opt for cosmetic crowns, these usually don’t need to be used unless the affected tooth is cracked, decayed, or otherwise seriously damaged. Porcelain veneers offer patients that want to adjust the appearance of some of their teeth a convenient and easy solution.
Veneers are thin, custom-made moldings that cover the fronts of problem teeth. We take extra care to custom-create your veneers by taking moldings and sending them off to a dedicated dental laboratory. Once your tailor-made veneers are returned to our office, we apply them to the teeth using an adhesive material that bonds it to the original tooth structure. Once the veneer has been put on, it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between it and your natural teeth.
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Because porcelain veneers are molded with the patient’s individual mouth and mind, they are almost entirely indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth. And unlike normal teeth, veneers resist coffee, tea and cigarette smoke stains.
While dental crowns can provide many of the same benefits as veneers, they require that the tooth is significantly altered in order to secure the dental crown. With veneers, your natural teeth are able to remain largely intact, with only a minimal amount of alteration necessary.
Are there any Downsides to Porcelain Veneers?
The biggest downside of porcelain veneers is their irreversibility — once you receive a porcelain veneer, you will never be able to let that tooth it’s placed on stand on its own again. This is because a portion of the original tooth enamel is reduced when the veneers are put on. Following treatment, you will have some increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures because of this reduction in tooth enamel. Fortunately, this sensitivity typically fades within a few days.
Interested in porcelain veneers, but not sure if you’re a good candidate for the procedure? Contact the practice of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS today to schedule your consultation appointment.