Advantages of Porcelain Veneers in Duarte, CA
Dental veneers are fast becoming a popular choice for patients in Duarte, CA who want to improve the appearance of their smile by covering teeth that are worn down, misaligned, chipped, or discolored. Veneers are thin strips of either porcelain or composite resin that is permanently bonded to the teeth, covering imperfections for up to 10 years, with proper care.
When choosing between the porcelain and composite resin, patients will need to consider several things. First, the composite resin is slightly thinner. However, the porcelain material is generally tolerated better by your gums and it reflects light, looking more like natural teeth. Additionally, porcelain veneers are less likely to stain or become discolored as quickly as composite resin veneers, and patients can choose a shade that is slightly whiter than their current teeth, giving their smile an extra boost. With each option, very little shaping and filing of the teeth is required.
Dental patients are typically happy to find out that each veneer is made individually for each patient, giving each person a smile that is his or her own. With veneers, your smile will look so natural that the fact that you’ve had cosmetic enhancements made will be a secret between you and your dentist.
Although veneers are thin, once they are bonded to the teeth, they are very strong and can function just like your natural teeth. Special care is not required. Simply follow good hygiene practices. Brush and floss daily and maintain regular dental visits. Also, be sure to avoid bad habits such as biting on hard objects like ice, pencils, and hard pretzels because the veneers can chip or break. Additionally, you should avoid grinding your teeth or smoking as both practices can damage the veneers.
If you’re hiding your smile behind closed lips or avoiding smiling at all, it’s time to call
Dr. Brianne Luu to schedule an appointment. Dr. Luu knows that the better you look, the better you feel and believes that cosmetic dentistry can be an important step in restoring your self-confidence. She will take the time to talk with you about your perceived flaws and your desired results and then, together, you will map out the treatment path that will get you the results you want and deserve. Call today to schedule a consultation.Back to Porcelain Veneers Page