Thursday Feb 22, 2018 by Sanaz Yousefi, DDS
Your smile is usually the first thing that people notice about you, so it makes sense to want to feel good about your smile. Your teeth are a huge factor when it comes to the perfect smile, and unfortunately, there are so many people today who do not feel confident.
For many people, getting veneers usually helps boost their confidence when it comes to their smile. We think that you should know a little more about why porcelain veneers are a good option for you if you are feeling less-than-confident about your smile.
WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Porcelain Veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth. Each veneer is designed differently for each person, and it is considered a cosmetic dental enhancement. Porcelain veneers are made from advanced materials that mimic the appearance of the natural enamel on teeth. Many people choose to get porcelain veneers if their smile is less-than-perfect because of yellowing, stains, chips, cracks in the teeth, gaps between teeth, or minor misalignment.
There are a few things you need to make sure of before you opt for this treatment. You must first have good overall oral health and be committed to maintaining proper oral care and hygiene. If you are going to make this investment in your smile, you want to make sure that taking care of the porcelain veneers is a major priority.
WHY PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Porcelain Veneer Benefit #1: Unlike composite resin veneers that require more maintenance (as they can chip), porcelain veneers are more durable, usually lasting anywhere from 12-25 years and rarely requiring any maintenance (outside of basic oral hygiene, of course!)
Porcelain Veneer Benefit #2: If you have severe discoloration, malformation or misalignment of the teeth, porcelain is a better option for your unique circumstance
Porcelain Veneer Benefit #3: If you feel that your teeth are small and misaligned, then porcelain veneers would be the ideal option. They are made from a mold of your teeth and then sized and fit proportionately to the other teeth in your mouth
Porcelain Veneer Benefit #4: Another added benefit to choosing porcelain veneers over composite veneers is that the gum tissue tolerates the porcelain better
If properly cared for, porcelain veneers are always a great option if you are looking for cosmetic enhancements for your teeth. They are the best at mimicking the natural look and feel of teeth, thus, making them almost always unnoticeable.
Since porcelain veneers can essentially last forever (if taken care of), you are sure to feel more confident and happy with your smile. If you are interested in learning more about how porcelain veneers can change your smile, please contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Woodland Hills Family Dentistry 818-225-9410