How long can porcelain veneers last?
- Posted on: Aug 30 2022
Restorations of the smile are a great way to address damage, but certain restorations are designed to also provide cosmetic enhancement. This includes restorations like porcelain veneers. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions of Golden, CO, can educate you on ways to enhance the smile. One popular method is with porcelain veneers, readily available at their dental office.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells of ceramic bonded to your teeth’s front surfaces. This can be done to one tooth or multiple teeth, depending on your needs and goals. Porcelain veneers are commonly used to change the shape, size, color, and length of your teeth, allowing you to enhance the appearance of the smile. This means that if you have any chips, cracks, gaps, or other cosmetic concerns, porcelain veneers can provide an excellent solution that will last several years.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Many advantages come along with porcelain veneers. These restorations can give you the smile of your dreams and:
- Are stain-resistant
- Are durable, lasting many years with proper care
- Are an excellent alternative to more invasive dental procedures like dental crowns
- Look natural as they are customized for the patient
What can I expect during my appointments while obtaining veneers?
At your initial consultation appointment, your dentist will review your smile goals and how porcelain veneers can help you achieve them. Once it is determined you are a proper candidate for this procedure, the next step is to prepare your teeth. This involves lightly buffing the tooth’s surface to make room for the veneer. Next, an impression of the teeth will be taken in order to create your customized porcelain veneers.
You will then be scheduled for a second appointment where your veneers will be placed. Your dentist at Golden Dental Solutions will clean your teeth and then roughen up their surfaces to provide an effective bonding surface for the cement used to attach the veneers. Once all the veneers are in place, your bite will be checked to ensure that your new veneers do not interfere with your bite.
Request time to speak to our team about porcelain veneers
If you are interested in finding out more about porcelain veneers and how they can enhance your smile, we encourage you to contact Golden Dental Solutions today. Our team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to helping you to achieve the beautiful smile you deserve! Call 303-277-9600 to request an appointment.
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