Porcelain Veneers: Lifespan, Pros, and Cons
Dental, or porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of your teeth. They give you an instant, beautiful smile that lasts for years, which is why they have become so popular.
Pros of Porcelain Veneers
When bonded to the teeth, porcelain veneers are practically undetectable, this is one of the major benefits of having them. They are ultra-thin and stain resistant to things like coffee and cigarettes. (It is important to note, however, that this does not mean smoking is okay. Smoking can still seriously impact your mouth’s health and case oral cancer or gum disease.) When compared to other restorative options, porcelain veneers resemble healthy, white tooth enamel almost identically.
Cons of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can be pricier than other dental restoration options. Alternatives to veneers can include crowns or bridges. Aside from the price, some people are wary about the fact that once porcelain veneers are bonded to the teeth, this process cannot be reversed. To avoid a chip or crack, or the entire veneer falling off, avoid using your veneers as a tool to open something or to bite your nails.
Durability of Porcelain Veneers
With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for well over a decade. This means taking care of your teeth by brushing twice a day, flossing and using mouth wash. Continuing to visit your dentist regularly is also encouraged. At Dr. Koumas’ office, we only craft porcelain veneers from the highest quality porcelain and use the most advanced and proven material available to bond them to your existing teeth.
For more information, or to make an appointment, contact local dentist in Newburgh, Dr. Michael Koumas.
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