What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers offer the advantage of cosmetically improving your dental condition, while also conserving a great deal of the healthy, existing structure of your teeth. As a result, our dental professionals at Fisher & Orfaly Dental in Salem, MA may recommend veneers as an alternative to crowns when moderate treatment is more appropriate to achieve desired results.
In particular, porcelain has unique properties that make it ideal for use as veneers. Porcelain can endure normal dental function, even when thin pieces are used. Additionally, a variety of genuine shades and shapes can be reproduced with porcelain veneers. We have noticed that a number of common defects to our patients’ smiles can be corrected with porcelain veneers, ultimately improving the entire smile.
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Extensively stained or discolored teeth
- Inappropriately sized teeth (too large or small)
- Undesired spaces between teeth
As an added benefit to correcting defects with porcelain veneers, the custom fit to your front facing dentition gives your restoration a pleasant and uniform appearance.
To accommodate for the additional thickness of a veneer, your teeth will be moderately prepared prior to placement. An impression, or mold, of your teeth is also taken so that your veneers are fabricated to the specific dimensions of your smile. At this time, the dentist will work with you to decide on the right color for your veneers.
At the placement appointment, your teeth will first be cleansed with special, professional-grade liquids to ensure your veneer is optimally bonded. Dental bonding cement is used when applying the veneer, hardened and set by use of a specialized light.
After the procedure, you will receive care instructions, including recommendations for your daily brushing and flossing routine. Regular follow-up visits are also recommended to enhance the longevity of your porcelain veneers.