Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

What You Should Know About Treatment With Porcelain Veneers

by Charlotte Beck

Dentists offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments to help improve their patients' smiles. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatment options for anyone looking to achieve a prettier smile. 

Here's everything you need to know about porcelain veneers.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a modern alternative to traditional dental veneers which are made of composite resin material.  The porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells or coverings that are attached to the front part of the teeth to improve their appearance by hiding visible blemishes. 

What Problems Can Be Fixed with Porcelain Veneer Treatment?

One of the main reasons porcelain veneers are so popular is because they can be used to fix a variety of cosmetic issues, including: 

  • Misshaped teeth – when there's not enough tooth enamel to be removed for tooth reshaping or treatment with dental crowns, veneers can fix misshaped teeth. 
  • Chipped or broken teeth – when a tooth is chipped or broken but still strong and healthy, veneers are an option.
  • Gaps between teeth – as an alternative to dental bonding treatment, veneers can be used to fix spaces between teeth. 
  • Severely discolored teeth – when teeth are so severely stained that they can't be brightened through a teeth whitening procedure, dentists often use veneers to solve the problem.

What Are the Advantages Associated With Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers offer an array of benefits to patients, including:

  • They provide a natural appearance – porcelain veneers are designed to replicate the natural shape and color of teeth. This ensures your smile looks as natural as possible. 
  • They can fix several problems at once – porcelain veneers can correct multiple imperfections such as tooth discoloration, poorly shaped teeth, and space between teeth with a single treatment. This helps eliminate the need for multiple cosmetic dental treatments.
  • They don't stain easily – porcelain veneers resist staining better than natural teeth. These veneers are non-porous, unlike the outer surface of your natural tooth, which is porous. 
  • They can last long – the lifespan of porcelain veneers depends on how well you care for them, but generally, they should at least last for more than a decade.

While the cost of porcelain veneer treatment varies from patient to patient, the above benefits justify the cost of the treatment. 

To learn more, schedule an appointment with your local dentist. They'll tell you if you are a potential candidate for porcelain veneer treatment.


About Me

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

As a homeschool parent and independent contractor, I don't always have time to practice good dental care. I often find myself in a rush just to meet my daily tasks and goals. My lack of good dental care eventually caught up with me. After experiencing severe pain in my back tooth, I made an appointment with my dentist. My dentist found a large hole in the center of the tooth. Root canal treatment couldn't save the tooth, so my dentist extracted it. I learned a very painful and valuable lesson that day. No matter how hectic my life is, I should still make time to brush and floss my teeth properly. I'm here to help you and other people avoid painful dental problems with my blog. I offer tips on how to keep your teeth clean and how to spot dental problems before they get out of control. Good luck.