What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a thin, strong shell of porcelain made to fit over the visible surface of your tooth.
Reasons You May Require Porcelain Veneers
- Family inherited appearances: You may have slight crowding in your front teeth and may not want braces. Alternatively, you may have gaps or discoloured spots or even unusually shaped teeth.
- Trauma: You may have had an accident at some point, and may have chipped or cracked your front teeth or required root canal work. Your tooth may have gone grey.
- Childhood antibiotics: Although not as common these days, certain antibiotics given to you as a child may have left horizontal stains on your front teeth. In most cases, bleaching is ineffective. Porcelain veneers have been found to be very effective in improving such smiles.
- Wear and Tear: With age our teeth do wear down. This can deteriorate your smile and self-confidence. In such a scenario, veneers are clearly an option to improve your smile.
Porcelain veneers are a common dental procedure and can immediately improve the appearance of your teeth and overall look of your smile.
How Long Do They Last?
Porcelain veneers will typically last between ten to fifteen years, so they will eventually need to be replaced. To make your veneers last longer, follow a good oral hygiene program and make sure you have regular hygiene appointments. We will also provide you with some handy hints to ensure that your veneers last longer. Regular care and maintenance is crucial.