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Picking Porcelain Veneers: 4 Good Reasons to Get Them

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cherrichdds @ 5:29 pm
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Did you know that having flaws in your teeth can make you feel depressed? Scientists have discovered that those with dental problems are more likely to report experiencing self-consciousness, unworthiness, and lacking a desire to engage socially. Thankfully, your dentist can help by fitting you with porcelain veneers. These ceramic shells are thin enough to attach to the front of your teeth without being obviously noticeable and can hide chips, cracks, small gaps, and even slightly crooked teeth. If you’ve been debating getting veneers, keep reading for 4 reasons to get off the fence!

Reason #1: Minimal Preparation

Many patients grow concerned when they realize their dentist must remove a small portion of enamel before placing their veneers. Because this protective outer coating doesn’t regenerate, it’s a permanent change. It’s worth noting that the amount removed is no thicker than a contact lens, however, and is less invasive than other possible treatments. For example, dental crowns are also used to cover damaged teeth, but only fit when a larger portion of is shaved away. To place your veneers, your dentist gently whittles away a thin layer with a special instrument during this pain-free procedure.

Reason #2: Natural Look and Feel

Another common concern is that the veneers will be blatantly obvious when you open your mouth, which fortunately isn’t true. They can be customized to match your teeth and line up flush against your gums for a seamless appearance. On top of that, they’re finished with a smooth glaze that’s strong enough to resist breaks and stains. That means you’ll have a beautiful smile that looks and feels natural.

Reason #3: More Than Cosmetic

While the intended purpose of veneers is to upgrade your looks, that’s not all they do. Once they’re affixed to the surface of your pearly whites, they protect it from additional harm. For instance, if you mask a cracked tooth with a veneer, it both hides the unsightly flaw while preventing it from fracturing further in the future. Therefore, your cosmetic solution is also a functional one.

Reason #4: Easy Maintenance

Veneers are permanently attached so you’ll have no need to remove them to scrub them clean. Instead, you simply maintain your usual dental hygiene routine of brushing and flossing twice daily. This is usually sufficient to keep your veneers in excellent condition so you can continue to make the most of them.

With so many incredible advantages, there’s no reason to delay. Call your dentist to start the process today, and soon you’ll have a perfect grin that you’re proud of!

About the Author

Dr. Cher Rich enjoys helping patients improve their lives by giving them their healthiest smiles. She provides a wide range of services to meet all your oral healthcare needs. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science at Texas A&M, then graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Dental School in 2002 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. If you’re interested in veneers, she can fit you in just two visits. You’re welcome to request an appointment on the website or by calling (281) 469-6281.

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