How durable are porcelain veneers?

How durable are porcelain veneers?

cosmetic dentistry TulsaCosmetic dentistry is readily available for all patients … a consultation with your dentist will reveal all the options available that are affordable and can be completed in just a few dental visits. One of those cosmetic treatments is porcelain veneers, an option that can be the answer to many cosmetic dental maladies.

Deep dental stain – Medications, over-fluoridation, neglect, lifestyle and dietary choices … these can produce dental stain and discoloration that does not respond to cleaning or whitening attempts. If you have one or several teeth that require attention, porcelain veneers are minimally invasive and a permanent treatment that can correct those stained teeth.

Chipped or uneven dentition – When other choices will take a long time to complete like orthodontics; or when enamel is chipped or uneven, veneers can produce a solution that will provide a symmetrical smile in weeks, not months or years.

Unwanted gaps – You can make those spaces appear to close with porcelain veneers.

How can one treatment be the answer to so many cosmetic dental problems? Porcelain veneers are wafer thin, tooth colored shells that are made to match your teeth in shape, size, and shade. Your teeth that require correction are prepared by removing a small amount of dental enamel (about the thickness of a veneer); your dentist will take impressions that the dental lab will use to fabricate the veneers.

When ready, your dentist will try on each veneer making any adjustments needed so they will fit and function perfectly. The veneers will then be cemented in place adding strength and stability to each treated tooth.

Although veneers are wafer thin, they are made from strong porcelain and are incredibly durable. Treated teeth enjoy a beautiful and natural looking appearance.

Porcelain is stain resistant … for patients considering veneers and wishing to whiten as well, whitening must be completed first. This will allow your cosmetic dentist to match your veneers to your newly whitened shade.

Caring for porcelain veneers is very simple … brush and floss daily. Caution should be taken regarding biting into hard or sticky foods with veneer treated teeth … if a veneer should be broken or dislodged it will likely need to be replaced. Visit the dentist every six months for cleaning and exam to ensure optimum oral health.

To learn more about porcelain veneers, contact the office of Dr. Mark E. Massaro at 918-779-3399 and schedule your consultation today.