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All About Porcelain Veneers

Henrich Dental focuses on delivering cosmetic and restorative procedures that provide the desired results patients are looking for. Porcelain veneers are made from the highest quality materials for a natural look and seamless function for many years.

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What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a thin laminate cosmetic solution adhered to the front of your teeth. They are custom-made to match the look of the surrounding teeth and fit perfectly in place. Porcelain veneers are commonly used to correct issues such as:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misaligned/uneven teeth

Benefits of porcelain veneers

There are several benefits associated with choosing porcelain veneers. If veneers are right for your needs, you can look forward to these key benefits:

  • Natural-looking smile
  • Completely customizable
  • Can improve your self-confidence
  • Achieve a whiter, brighter smile
  • Resistant to certain types of stains

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Porcelain veneers are not considered a permanent procedure since they will likely have to be replaced at some point, but they can last for decades as long as they are cared for properly. Some patients may never need to replace them at all. Porcelain veneers are irreversible, however.

Do porcelain veneers ruin your teeth?

Veneers do not hurt or ruin your real teeth. The material that is used to bond them to your teeth is not harmful to your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are not made of enamel like natural teeth, meaning they will not stain as your natural teeth would. They are also incredibly hard, making them more resistant to damage than your natural teeth. All that goes to say that, no, veneers do not ruin your real teeth! They actually have an advantage over natural teeth in terms of resistance to damage or staining.

Can veneers fall off?

Veneers permanently adhere to the front of your natural teeth. However, they aren’t necessarily permanent in nature. They can and will eventually need to be replaced with new veneers. Rarely will veneers fall off on their own.

What are the disadvantages of porcelain veneers?

  • Cost. Dental veneers tend to be expensive.
  • No room for error. Chipped or damaged veneers cannot be repaired.
  • Once they’re on, they cannot be removed.
  • Sensitivity. Your tooth may become more sensitive to hot and cold.
  • Veneers are not good for people who grind or clench their teeth.
  • Tooth decay. Despite veneers, you can still get tooth decay.

Will porcelain veneers impact my diet?

Generally, you can eat any food. Your dentist might recommend excluding some food from your usual diet and eat only soft food during the first days after the placement of the veneers.

Are porcelain veneers right for me?

There are several dental procedures that can correct any of these issues, but porcelain veneers are often the right choice because they can help strengthen and stabilize your teeth while covering up many different flaws. Porcelain is a non-porous substance, so it is stain-resistant and reflects light just like your natural teeth. If porcelain veneers sound like an option for you, we can set up a one-on-one consultation to get to know your situation and determine if this is the right treatment for you. Call or go online to schedule an appointment!