Three Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Professional business man holds up 3 fingers while showing off his smile. Here are the 3 benefits of dental veneers.

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There’s a pretty good chance that, right now, you’re embarrassed by some aspect of your smile. Maybe it’s a chipped tooth or staining, or maybe it’s a combination of several issues. Regardless of your smile pain-points, however, there are really clear advantages to choosing a cosmetic dentistry treatment that’s right for you, and if you’re considering porcelain veneers, there are even more!

Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers, are wafer-thin ceramic shells that are permanently bonded to the visible surfaces of your teeth. While most cosmetic dental procedures work with natural tooth material, porcelain veneers are facades that can be customized to look perfect, making it one of the most powerful treatments available!


Porcelain Veneers Are Permanent and Low Maintenance

After your second appointment, when your permanent veneers have been applied, you won’t need any other appointments. The wafer-thin shells are bonded to your teeth permanently, and are known to be very durable, resistant to chipping and staining. In fact, with proper maintenance, they’re known to last upwards of twenty years! The best part? Porcelain veneers don’t require any special cleaning. Simply brush and floss twice a day, and make sure not to skip your cleaning and check up every six months.

Porcelain Veneers Are a Flexible Solution

Porcelain veneers are best for patients who have multiple issues with their smile. Are you worried about the shade of your teeth? Do you find the shape of your teeth awkward? What about any unseemly gaps? Because veneers cover the visible surfaces of your teeth, they can fix multiple problems at once, including those that are considered difficult by other means, like changing the shape of a patient’s teeth. Patients can also work with their dentist to create a custom crafted solution to their smile. While often veneers are applied to each tooth visible, you can opt to cover only the bottom or top row, or an individual tooth.


Porcelain Veneers Are Quick and Easy

After your initial consultation, porcelain veneers take only two appointments to apply. During the first appointment, your dentist will talk you through the process, and then take an impression which will be used by the lab who custom-crafts your veneers. Your dentist will also prepare your teeth for the veneers, and place a temporary. During your second appointment, your dentist will make any needed adjustments to the veneers. After the adjusts have been made, and your comfort has been confirmed, you dentist will permanently apply the veneers to your teeth. If, in the future, you require any adjustments, those adjustments can be made with just one appointment!

Are you ready to change your smile? The first step you’ll have to take is a simple one: scheduling your dentist appointment. During your appointment, you and your dentist can discuss if veneers are the right option for you.

If you live in Westchester County and are interested in learning if porcelain veneers are right for you, please call or email the cosmetic dentists at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake to schedule an initial consultation today.

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