There are numerous cosmetic dentistry procedures available to give people more beautiful smiles. One of the most popular is veneers. If you are considering veneers for your smile, then you should consider all of the advantages of porcelain veneers. You have options, but you will likely find porcelain gives you benefits you cannot get elsewhere.
In addition to porcelain, patients can also get veneers made out of composite resin. Although resin costs less than porcelain, it will not last as long as the alternative. Another material at your disposal is Zirconia. Many dentists only use this variety on back teeth that have sustained significant damage. A majority of patients will find porcelain is ideal, but you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven White or Dr. Brad Haines to see which one is right for you.
Porcelain restorations tend to last anywhere between 12 and 25 years. Therefore, you may not have to worry about replacing your restoration for a while. Additionally, your gum tissue is better capable of tolerating porcelain than the other materials. It provides a more natural aesthetic in your smile, and porcelain does not stain.
Most people only need two appointments to get their veneers. For the first appointment, our dentist will examine your teeth to determine the shape, size and color of the restoration. A small amount of enamel on the affected teeth will need to be removed, so the veneers do not bulge past significantly. During the actual placement, a special dental cement is used to hold the veneers over the teeth. The recovery process is quick, and many patients find they do not need sedation.
Dr. Steven White and Dr. Brad Haines have performed many cosmetic dentistry services over the years. Contact us at our office in Cornelius, NC to learn more about porcelain veneers and to schedule your next visit.