What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin coverings that are bonded to the front of your natural teeth. Veneers are used to cosmetically repair chipped, uneven, crooked, worn out, or discolored teeth. Veneers are typically made out of one of two materials: composite resin or porcelain. Veneers mimic the appearance of natural teeth and can make a once damaged smile look beautiful once again! In this article, we’ll dive deeper into what you should know about porcelain veneers if you’re considering getting them! 

Porcelain Veneers Are Long Lasting

Porcelain dental veneers typically last longer than composite resin veneers, sometimes up to 15 years if they are maintained properly! With this being said, you should be aware that porcelain veneers are a little bit more complicated to implant. The porcelain veneer procedure typically takes a few visits to the dental office: one visit for impressions to be taken, and another visit to fit, shape, and bond the permanent porcelain veneer to your teeth. 

Porcelain Veneers Mimic The Appearance Of Natural Teeth

Porcelain veneers look just like natural teeth and they are more stain resistant than composite veneers! Dental veneers will completely transform the appearance of your smile and will make you proud everytime you look in the mirror! Before you decide to get porcelain veneers, you should remember that veneers are a purely cosmetic fix, while other procedures like crowns and implants can fix the aesthetics of your smile along with wear, damage, or cracks in a tooth!

Are Dental Veneers Right For Me? 

If you have healthy, strong teeth but want to improve the look of your smile, then porcelain veneers may be the best solution for you! If you’re not sure which cosmetic or restorative procedure is the best option for you, our specialists at Gentle Dental Maine will help you choose the best option and answer any questions you may have.

How To Maintain Porcelain Veneers After Getting Them 

Dental veneers are irremovable and can last up to 15 years with proper maintenance! In order to get the most out of your veneers, you should be sure that you’re doing everything in your power to keep them in the best possible condition! To do this, you should always keep up with your daily oral health routine! Make sure you are brushing your teeth twice per day, flossing at least once per day, and visiting your dentist for a check up every six months! 

Contact Gentle Dental Maine!

If you have any other questions about dental veneers or are considering a cosmetic dental procedure, contact Gentle Dental Maine! Our family dentists specialize in general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry services at each of our offices in South Portland, Biddeford, and Topsham. Give us a call at any one of our offices, or if you’re not yet a patient with us, please fill out the new patient form on our website!