Veneers are made from thin layers of ceramic materials that replace the tooth enamel. Usually, this means a very small layer of enamel is shaved off; usually, less than a millimetre. This creates the space necessary for your teeth to look as they would naturally - and to make sure there’s enough space in between them.
There are many key advantages to wearing veneers. First, your teeth are protected from harm, discoloration and even chipping (the materials used to make veneers are very tough). You can drink coffee and tea to your heart’s content; your veneers can be cleaned more easily than organic enamel, and even replaced if you decide you want to change their color.
Second, veneers preserve the vast majority of your natural tooth. This means that, unlike restorative measures like crowns, inlays and implants, veneers feel exactly like “the real thing” - and are very easy to apply.
Finally, veneers can hide any aesthetic imperfections on your existing teeth, whether they’re chipped, fractured or something else. They will also protect your teeth if you are at high risk of damaging them or have naturally thin or fragile enamel.
Which Material is Best For Veneers?
The material we like to use at our clinic is Porcelain. Not only is it naturally white and fairly inexpensive - it has many qualities that make it a dentist’s dream. It is easy to clean, easy to attach to teeth and does not irritate the gums or attract bacteria. It’s also surprisingly strong, meaning your newly veneer-covered teeth will work just as well - and likely better - than they did before.
How are Veneers Maintained?
Believe it or not, veneers are so much like your natural enamel that they need to be treated in the exact same way: brushed, flossed and rinsed with mouthwash when possible. This will prevent the spread of bacteria and protect your teeth whether they’re purely organic or enhanced by porcelain veneers.
To get more information about veneers today, call us now at (610) 458-5165 . We look forward to hearing from you! Veneers can completely change your smile!