Most of us consider smiling, talking, and eating to be simple tasks. However, when you have missing, cracked, or gapped teeth, these simple everyday things become embarrassing, frustrating, and burdensome.
Thankfully, modern cosmetic dentistry can help. Porcelain veneers provide you with an effective option for rejuvenating your smile and restoring your mouth's natural function.
What Are Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ceramic coverings that look and function like natural teeth, fitting over gapped, stained, or cracked teeth like a protective shell. In most cases, placing over your teeth requires little to no anesthesia, although our dentists will have to remove a small bit of your tooth enamel first so that the veneers fit flush against the rest of your teeth.
Veneers are made to match the exact color of your teeth, so if you’re interested in any teeth whitening procedures, those should be done before the veneers are attached. The finished result will be a flawless veneer that’s indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers can fix a variety of dental issues, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Missing teeth
- Chipped, broken or misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Made from incredibly durable material,bring beauty and function back to your mouth. Porcelain resists staining and decaying better than normal teeth, while retaining a natural look and feel.
With proper care they can last for over a decade, and they’re easily replaced if they happen to crack or break. With your new veneers, you can go back to eating and drinking just as you would with your normal teeth.
How to Care for Porcelain Veneers
Like normal teeth, you should care for your veneers with proper brushing and flossing to maintain their natural white shine. Because veneers are non-porous, you no longer have to worry about cavities or permanent stains on teeth with porcelain veneers.
Ready to Make an Appointment?
At Mosaic Dental, we’re always happy to answer any questions you might have about your oral health. For more information on the benefits of porcelain veneers, contact our Troy dentists or call us at (248) 528-2270.
[This blog post has been updated.]