Porcelain veneers can do a lot for a smile. They correct cracks, eliminate gaps, and provide you with straighter teeth. As perhaps the most obvious and rewarding result, veneers can enhance your smile in almost no time at all, so there’s no waiting game involved.
While most people have some idea of what cosmetic dentistry can do for them, we’re sharing a few facts about porcelain veneers that might surprise you.
1. Veneers Can Be Extremely Thin
About one millimeter thick, to be precise. Using ultra-thin porcelain material allows cosmetic dentists to transform smiles and remove very little enamel as a by-product. The wafer-thin material makes it possible to keep your tooth structurally sound.
2. Veneers Can Be Strong
You might be thinking “How can they be thin and strong?!” Well, it’s possible. Porcelain is an incredibly durable material, best used in complex cosmetic restorations. You will want to care for your restored smile just as you do your natural teeth, but as long as your veneers are placed by a highly trained dentist, you don’t need to worry about those horror stories you’ve heard about missing or lost veneers.
3. Veneers Can Last for Over a Decade
The average porcelain veneer lasts about a decade, but with proper care and hygiene, you can expect your veneers to last for anywhere from 16 to 20 years. Over time, your gum line may start to recede, and the shape of your face can change, but it can take a decade or more for that to occur. You can invest in your smile with the confidence that your restoration will be long-lasting and beautiful.
4. Veneers Are Stain-Resistant
Unlike natural teeth, porcelain doesn’t absorb stains or discolor overt time. Instead, veneers are highly resistant to stains from food, beverages, and nicotine, with a natural sheen that keeps your smile looking beautiful for years.
5. Veneers Can Reduce Sensitivity in Your Teeth
Although they are thin, porcelain veneers work to shield your teeth from elements, hot or cold. If tooth sensitivity is an issue for you now, be comforted with the knowledge that the treatment provides you with better insulation.
Porcelain Veneers in Marietta, GA
If you want to get started on the path to a smile transformation, we can help. We begin every smile makeover treatment with a preliminary consultation that includes a smile analysis, conversation about your goals, a breakdown of your options, and a clear picture of what you can expect from the treatment.
If you think porcelain veneers are right for you or would simply like to learn more about the process, please feel free to contact or call our office in Marietta today for more information. We provide a complimentary smile makeover consult to determine the best procedure options for you.