Cosmetic flaws on your teeth can be a cause of stress and anxiety in some patients. No one wants to be seen with unattractive teeth. Luckily, there are many solutions available at PGA Dentistry. Two of the most popular solutions to cosmetic flaws on the teeth are Porcelain Veneers and dental bonding. Both of these treatment options come with their own set of pros and cons, and picking the right one for your needs without all the necessary information can be difficult. We encourage you to read on to learn more about these cosmetic procedures and how they can help you.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, durable shells made from porcelain that are used to cover your cosmetically flawed teeth. Every veneer is carefully matched to the color, shape, size, and texture of your natural teeth, ensuring that once in place, no one will be able to tell the difference between your natural teeth and veneers. Veneers are great for covering up cracks, chips, discoloration, and misalignment that may be plaguing your smile. And, in some cases, your porcelain veneers can all be placed in only 1 visit. For the best results, however, extra time will be needed to create the best possible veneers for your treatment.
Unlike other cosmetic procedures, veneers provide the most aesthetically pleasing results. In fact, porcelain veneers provide results that look like natural teeth, and they are stain resistant, keeping them beautifully white with the right care. Veneers are the strongest most aesthetically pleasing form of cosmetic procedures, allowing you to have a naturally beautiful smile that will last for years. As great as veneers are, they also come with some disadvantages which should be noted. For instance, veneers tend to be more expensive than bonding, and the process isn’t reversible once complete. During the process, enamel is removed from your teeth and replaced with strong porcelains to achieve the desired color and shape. In rare circumstances, veneers can actually fall off your teeth, which is why veneer patients are advised to not chew on hard objects, such as ice or their nails. Patients who have a history of grinding their teeth, known as bruxism, must wear an occlusal guard at night to preserve their veneers.