When executed properly, porcelain veneers appear indistinguishable from natural teeth. Individually sculpted, and resistant to coffee stains and cigarette smoke, dental veneers remain a popular choice among patients looking to restore a less than perfect set of teeth. Discoloured, twisted, or misshapen teeth can benefit from the application of thin ceramic layers to cover up any perceived defects. Patients with noticeable gaps between their teeth or those who have had little success bleaching their teeth white may also wish to consider the process.
In order to add the veneer, a small amount of your natural enamel will have to be removed. As such, the process is considered irreversible (even though new veneers can always be fabricated). Although durable, patients who undergo this procedure should be aware that chewing ice, biting your fingernails, and clenching your teeth may damage your new smile. That being said, it’s good to avoid these habits whether you have veneers or not!
With your new veneers in place, it is especially important to maintain their appearance with regular visits to the dentist.
Are veneers for you? Dr. Soufi at Medora Dental Care offers consultations for all interested patients. Give us a call today to book a personal one-on-one!