What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers refer to thin, tooth-colored porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Dental veneers are usually made of porcelain or composite resin materials to change and improve the structure and appearance of teeth. They are customized according to the exact shape, size, or length of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are also esthetically pleasing as they can be made to match the color of your other teeth.
Why do you need porcelain veneers?
If you have some problems with how your teeth look because of its irregular shape or because it is chipped or cracked, porcelain veneers is one of the many solutions that For You Dental can offer. Porcelain veneers are needed to restore the natural look and functionality of the teeth. It can also provide the needed strength and resilience to an otherwise cracked or worn down teeth.
What problems can be fixed by porcelain veneers?
Dr. Ashlea Drakeford of For You Dental recommends porcelain veneers to her patients for a number of cosmetic dentistry corrections. They’re especially ideal for the following dental problems:
- Discolored or stained teeth (especially those caused by food and drinks like tea, coffee and red wine)
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Uneven teeth
- Teeth with irregular shape
- Teeth with minor misalignment
- Small gaps in between teeth (to close the gaps)
If you have any of these dental problems, call For You Dental in Dallas, Texas, to book a visit with Dr. Ashlea Drakeford. She will examine your teeth and determine if porcelain veneers are the best option to correct or restore your dental problems.
Who are ideal candidates for porcelain veneers?
Just because you have chipped, cracked, worn down teeth or any of the above-mentioned dental problems doesn’t mean that porcelain veneers will be recommended for you as a treatment option. Dr. Drakeford has to consider your overall dental history and health.
Ideally, porcelain veneers are ideal for people who:
- Are committed to practicing basic oral hygiene
- Have good periodontal and overall health
- Have healthy tooth enamel
- Want to have strong and esthetically pleasing teeth
- Don’t have conditions like gum disease, tooth decay or root canal infection
- Don’t suffer from bruxism (teeth-grinding) or jaw clenching
However, the only sure way to determine one’s eligibility for porcelain veneers is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Drakeford at For You Dental. Dr. Drakeford is experienced in cosmetic dentistry and can evaluate your dental history and current dental health. Based on her examination she can then give you informed dental advice regarding your suitability for receiving porcelain veneers or other treatment options if you’re not a good candidate for veneers.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are esthetically pleasing and natural-looking because they can be made to match the color of your other teeth. If you want to instantly whiten your teeth and have a bright and dazzling smile, porcelain veneers can instantly achieve this for you. Porcelain veneers are also bonded to the teeth so the change is permanent.
Since the primary advantage of porcelain veneers is cosmetics, they can be a great part of your smile makeover that includes the treatment of gum disease and other restorative options. Unlike other materials, gum tissues tolerate porcelain well so having porcelain veneers can actually help ensure having healthy gums. Furthermore, unlike other dental treatments and procedures, dental veneers are generally less invasive and don’t require extensive shaping.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are permanent cosmetic dentistry procedures that can last for five to ten years. When you are faithful to brushing, flossing and taking care of your teeth, they can indeed last for a long period of time.
Is it easy to take care and maintain your porcelain veneers?
Contrary to popular belief, maintaining your porcelain veneers is actually quite simple. Taking care of them is just the same as how you would usually take care of your normal teeth. This would involve brushing with a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste and flossing. Also, it’s important to eat a healthy and balanced diet to maintain good oral health. After the porcelain veneers procedure, you must also remember to visit Dr. Drakeford from time to time to have your dental veneers polished and your remaining teeth examined for any potential dental problems.
Because we want you to have a beautiful and confident smile, For You Dental offers porcelain veneers to enhance your teeth, your smile and your overall appearance. To learn more about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, visit For You Dental in Dallas, TX. Call us today at (972) 386-4999 to book your appointment to talk to Dr. Ashlea Drakeford!