Are you dissatisfied with the shape, color or appearance of your teeth? Cosmetic dental veneers, especially porcelain veneers, can provide a natural, beautiful restoration of your smile.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin pieces of material that are specially molded and fitted over the front of a broken or unsightly tooth. Veneers are bonded to the exterior of the tooth for secure placement that lasts for years. Compared with composite resin veneers, porcelain is less susceptible to stains and doesn’t chip or crack as easily.
Veneers can be placed over a single tooth or be used to restore multiple teeth at a time.
Who Can Get Porcelain Veneers?
There is no age limit on who can receive porcelain veneers for smile correction. However, good candidates for veneers will already exhibit good oral hygiene and dental health. Tooth decay, periodontal disease, root canal issues and poor dental hygiene must be addressed before an individual can receive porcelain veneers.
It’s important to remember that veneers won’t correct serious dental health concerns like cavities or gum disease. If you have tooth decay, tooth root issues or other conditions, veneers may not be for you.
What to Expect With Porcelain Veneers
The process of getting a porcelain veneer is surprisingly short. Generally, only two dentist visits are required to create and place a porcelain veneer.
Additionally, minimal work is required to prepare the underlying tooth for the veneer. Unlike crowns or bridges (where tooth extractions are often required) veneers only require light sanding of the underlying tooth.
Veneers are the most natural looking and durable cosmetic restoration option in cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain is a superior material for its natural appearance, its resistance to staining and chipping and its durability. With good dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, most people can enjoy their dental veneers for 8-12 years.
At Patriot Family Dental in Clarksville, we are proud to provide porcelain veneers to people of all ages.
Contact our Clarksville dental office today to learn more about porcelain veneers with Patriot Family Dental and schedule your first visit.