Porcelain Dental Veneers: Benefits and What to Expect

Are you looking for a long-term solution to cosmetic dental issues? If so, porcelain dental veneers may be your best option.

Dental Veneers: Pros, Cons, and What You Need to Know

Not sure if these popular dental implants are the best fit for your teeth problems? Here’s everything you need to know about the procedure and the benefits of having porcelain veneers.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Porcelain dental veneers are thin ceramic implants attached to the front of your teeth. They can correct the appearance of chips, gaps, and other cosmetic problems.

Dental Implants Vs Veneers

Many people wonder about the difference between veneers and crowns or dental implants. While crowns and dental implants can fix more severe dental problems, veneers are generally used for more minor cosmetic fixes.

Are Dental Veneers Permanent?

After about ten to twenty years, you will need to get your veneers replaced to keep them looking their best. Although porcelain veneers come at a higher price than composite veneers, it’s for good reason. They last more than twice as long!

What Can Porcelain Dental Veneers Fix?

Veneers can correct a variety of problems such as:

  • Tooth discolouration
  • Tooth cracks or chips
  • Gaps in your teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

How Can I Get Dental Veneers?

Veneers might not be ideal for everyone. Your dentist will conduct an in-depth analysis of your teeth to determine whether or not veneers are the right solution for you.

What Are Temporary Veneers?

Before you get your permanent veneers, you’ll wear a set of temporary veneers to help you adjust to what your new smile will look and feel like after you get your porcelain dental veneers. Typically, you’ll wear these for a few days. If you have any problems with these veneers, you can ask your dentist to make adjustments before the permanent ones are put in. Don’t worry: your temporary veneers will look and feel very natural! No one will notice a difference between your natural teeth and your veneers.

What Is Natural Tooth Reduction?

In order for your veneers to fit properly, your dentist will have to reduce the size of your teeth by removing parts of your enamel. They won’t remove very much (typically have a millimetre), but this is a necessary start to the procedure. This is why getting porcelain veneers is irreversible. Once your dentist has removed parts of your enamel, they obviously cannot put it back.

Are Porcelain Dental Veneers Painful?

Getting your veneers put in won’t be painful, although it may be a little uncomfortable. The dentist will apply them to your teeth using cement. The cement hardens with the use of ultraviolet light. Once the veneers are cemented to your teeth, you should be pain-free—and you’ll be looking great!

The Benefits of Dental Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers have many benefits! Here are some of the top advantages of choosing porcelain dental veneers.

Increased Confidence

If you’ve spent years feeling self-conscious about the way your smile looks, porcelain veneers can help you feel confident again! Whether you have discolouration, misalignment, noticeable chips, or some other dental problem, veneers can help you gain your confidence back.

Customizable Options

Your veneers are designed with your smile in mind. Not only do you get veneers that are the perfect fit for your mouth, but you also get veneers based on the results you want to achieve with your smile. You create the smile you want to have!

Non-Invasive Procedure

Some dental procedures or treatments can require a lengthy procedure that’s painful and takes days to recover from. Getting porcelain veneers is an easy, non-invasive procedure. You may not even need anaesthesia.

Easy Maintenance

Unlike some other dental implants that require constant extra maintenance, caring for your porcelain dental veneers is easy. All you have to do is follow your regular dental hygiene routine: brushing, flossing, and regular trips to the dentist. You also won’t have to worry about your veneers becoming easily discoloured and stained. Porcelain veneers are durable. They will likely last you for one or two decades, sometimes even longer, without any expensive or time-consuming upkeep.

Natural Appearance

No one will be able to tell the difference between your real teeth and your veneers. The size, shape, and colour of the veneers will seamlessly blend into your own teeth. You won’t have to worry about people staring or wondering if your teeth are “real.’

If you think that porcelain veneers are the right option to perfect your smile and boost your confidence, make an appointment Swedish Dental. We want to see you smiling again!