While they may not have been around for as long as many other cosmetic dental treatments, porcelain veneers have helped countless patients enjoy more beautiful smiles than they ever thought possible. That’s because they can correct more issues than other treatments at once, and they’re simple enough to place that most patients qualify for them. Today, we examine whether or not porcelain veneers are what your smile needs by taking a look at what they can do for you.
They don’t take up much tooth structure
One of the most notable features of porcelain veneers is how thin they are. Most are typically less than 0.5 mm thin, which means your dentist doesn’t have to modify a large amount of your tooth structure to place them. By sculpting just a thin layer of a tooth’s enamel, your dentist can make ample room to place your veneer comfortably and with lifelike results.
They can address all of your issues
While they’re minimally invasive to place, veneers cover the entire visible portions of your teeth. This means they can correct several different types of tooth issues, including severe discoloration, chipped and worn teeth, excessive spaces between teeth, slight tooth misalignment, and much more.
They don’t require additional maintenance
Once veneers are bonded permanently to your teeth, they don’t require a whole lot of extra maintenance to keep up with them. Simply brush and floss them along with your teeth at least twice a day, preferably using a toothpaste that’s minimally abrasive. Also, visit your dentist routinely for regular checkups and cleanings to ensure that no dental issues develop and threaten your new smile.
Ask Your Dentist About Porcelain Veneers
Given their unique abilities to improve and preserve your smile, veneers may be the best thing for it. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.