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What You Should Know Before Committing to Porcelain Veneers

March 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — vanikfamily @ 5:36 pm
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For decades, porcelain veneers have been a reliable way to fix smile flaws and create a set of gorgeous teeth. However, you’re not sure if the procedure is right for you. To be able to make a sound decision, you need the key facts about veneers. Here’s what you should know before choosing how to upgrade your smile!

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Made from the highest-grade ceramics, porcelain veneers are thin shells that fit directly over the front-facing teeth. Custom designed by a cosmetic dentist to match the color, shape and size of the surrounding teeth, they can address slight crowding, gaps, misalignments or stains.

The ultimate purpose of veneers is to create an appealing smile. While these are the basic details about the procedure, there is yet more to discover.

Important Facts You Need to Know

Before you decide to go with veneers, here are some key details to take into consideration:

The Longevity

In addition to creating an attractive smile, veneers offer longevity. With proper care, which should include avoiding harder foods, biting fingernails and other non-edible objects, and practicing excellent dental hygiene, a set of veneers can last 10-15 years. The more diligent you are in your efforts, the longer you’ll be able to enjoy your revamped smile and see a return on your investment.

The Permanence of the Procedure

It should be noted that the placement of veneers is a permanent solution for smile imperfections. That’s because the treatment involves the removal of a thin layer of enamel that allows the veneers to fit seamlessly with your other teeth.

The Significance of the Dentist’s Proficiency

For your veneers to be as effective as possible, you’ll need to find the right cosmetic dentist to provide care. Take a look at the practice’s website to read any reviews and to find out what intangibles he or she offers (ex: years of experience, special qualifications, etc.). Choosing a cosmetic dentist who is both qualified and caring will factor greatly into the success and longevity of your veneers.

The Treatment Time

In most cases, it takes two visits to complete the veneers process. The first visit is for the prepping of the teeth, to have bite impressions taken and for temporary protective coverings to be placed. At the second visit (which is usually two to three weeks later), the permanent veneers are bonded, shaped and adjusted as needed to create a beautiful smile.

It’s Worth a Conversation

If you’ve gone through the initial vetting process and you’ve found a suitable cosmetic dentist, it’s well worth the time to schedule a visit. Therefore, you can get a better understanding of what to expect and a general feel for the dentist, staff and practice. Once you’ve found the right combination, the next step will be to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!

About the Author

Dr. Neil W. Vanik earned his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He has since dedicated over 35 years of his life to helping patients experience healthier and more attractive smiles. Dr. Vanik offers porcelain veneers at his private practice, and he can be reached for more information or to schedule a visit through his website.

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