Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

If you are looking at your options for a smile makeover, you should notice that porcelain veneers are a great choice. They give many benefits that give not only the best results in a smile makeover, but the best experience, too.

Here’s why porcelain veneers may be your best choice for a smile makeover.

One Procedure, Many Changes

Porcelain veneers are an extremely powerful technique in cosmetic dentistry. They have the ability to completely transform your smile with just one procedure. Instead of relying on orthodontics to straighten your teeth and then teeth whitening to remove discoloration, you can accomplish both effects with just one procedure: porcelain veneers.

With just one procedure, porcelain veneers can address teeth that are:

  • Discolored
  • Crooked
  • Crowded
  • Gapped
  • Rotated
  • Small
  • Poorly shaped
  • Chipped

Being able to do all these things at once can make your smile makeover easier to achieve.

A Quick Change

Because porcelain veneers can do so much with just one procedure, they can complete your smile makeover in less time than other procedures.

In particular, porcelain veneers are a faster approach to straightening teeth, closing gaps, and rotating teeth than orthodontics. Orthodontics typically takes at least six months to complete, but porcelain veneers can be completed in one month or less. Imagine having a beautiful new smile one month from today: that can be your reality if we use porcelain veneers.

Complete Control over Results

Many other cosmetic dentistry procedures are limited by the current state of your teeth. With teeth whitening, your teeth won’t get any whiter than your enamel allows. This means that the natural whiteness of your enamel can mean your teeth won’t truly be white, or thin enamel means that the color of your dentin will always show through.

The same problem can happen with orthodontics. You may not realize how badly chipped or cracked your natural teeth are until they get straightened. Then you see that it wasn’t just the crookedness but also the state of your teeth that was the problem.

Long-Lasting Results

Porcelain veneers can achieve quick results, but these results are very durable. Porcelain veneers are no longer made of the same stuff as your dinner plates: they’re made of advanced ceramics that makes them very resistant to chipping and cracking.

Porcelain veneers are also glazed in a way that makes them highly resistant to staining. As long as your veneers don’t get scratched, they won’t stain.

Overall, you can expect your results from veneers to last a decade or more. Compare that to the weeks or months teeth whitening might last, dental bonding that might last a few years, or orthodontics that has to be maintained constantly with a retainer.

Limitations of Veneers

Of course, these benefits don’t mean that porcelain veneers are right for everyone. There are some factors we have to keep in mind when deciding whether this is the right approach for your smile makeover.

For example: if you have TMJ or another bite problem that leads to clenching and grinding, we may want to fix that before we put veneers on your teeth. This will protect veneers from the excessive force caused by these conditions.

Porcelain veneers rely on healthy, strong teeth to support them. If your teeth are unhealthy or weakened by cracking, porcelain veneers aren’t the right choice. We may recommend fixing other problems first, or perhaps dental crowns are better for your teeth.

During your consultation, we’ll consider these and other factors when we decide whether you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers. If you want to learn whether porcelain veneers are right for your smile makeover in Wichita Falls, TX, please call 940-322-2252 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at StarImage Dentistry.