Advantages of porcelain dental veneers in Ware Shoals, SC
Dental veneers are becoming a popular option for residents in the Ware Shoals, SC area. Veneers are used to cover teeth that are discolored, worn down, misaligned, irregularly shaped, chipped, or broken. The procedure requires several trips to an experienced and skilled dentist. However, the result is a brighter, straighter smile that looks beautiful and natural.
Dental veneers are conservative – they don’t require extensive reshaping of tooth structure like crowns do. The veneer procedure is generally a strong and cosmetically pleasing option for patients who only want to slightly alter the shape of their teeth.
When considering veneers, patients have two options – restorations made of a composite resin or those made of porcelain. While resin veneers are slightly thinner and cost a bit less, porcelain veneers stand up to discoloration and stains better. They also reflect light more like natural teeth.
Other advantages of dental veneers include that gum tissue tolerates porcelain well, and the patient has the ability to choose a precise color – one that matches perfectly or is a little whiter than his or her current tooth color. In addition, porcelain veneers are very strong. Although they are thin, once bonded, the veneer holds up much like a patient’s natural teeth. Because veneers are specifically designed for each individual patient, you get a customized smile that is truly your own. It is nearly impossible to distinguish between a veneer and a natural tooth.
Porcelain dental veneers require little special care. Following established oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing daily is all it takes to care for them. They typically last for 10 years or more, depending on the patient’s oral health and conditions in the mouth. Additionally, habits such as grinding and clenching, smoking, or chewing on hard objects such as pencils or ice can cause veneers to chip and break.
Are you considering improving your smile? Call Dr. Christopher Griffin, DMD, today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Griffin will take the time to discuss your concerns and understand the results you hope to see. After that he will take an impression of your teeth and design the best plan for your treatment. Once your plan is set, you are well on your way to more beautiful smile.