Uneven, stained, or worn out teeth can be an unpleasant sight, and having them can affect your self-confidence. A lot of people with the same problem have trouble smiling, afraid that people will be disgusted at how their smiles look. It’s a good thing you can have these imperfections fixed by getting porcelain veneers from cosmetic dentistry Scottsdale experts.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of ceramic placed directly on the surface of the teeth. Although there are other treatment options like lumineers and laser bleaching, getting porcelain veneers often provide better results because each porcelain veneer is fabricated to suit your teeth’s exact dimensions. Veneers can cost anywhere from $200 to $2,000 per tooth; more expensive than composite veneers, but they last longer.
Installing porcelain veneers require two separate visits to the dentist. During the first visit, a cosmetic dentist Scottsdale like Dr. Reem Kidess will take exact measurements of your teeth in preparation for the veneers. The dentist may put temporary veneers for the meantime, while the actual porcelain veneers are fabricated in a laboratory. On the second visit, the temporary veneers are finally removed and then replaced by the finished veneers.
Benefits of having porcelain veneers
Unlike other kinds of veneers, porcelain veneers have the same color as natural teeth, so they don’t stand out too much (they don’t look fake). Aside from that, they can resist stains and discoloration better than natural teeth so they are easier to maintain. Since porcelain veneers also change the contour of the teeth, they can get rid of uneven teeth gaps and give you a more uniform set of teeth, improving both your smile’s appearance and your teeth’s functionality. Finally, they also act as protective shells for the teeth, preventing further teeth problems like tooth decay and enamel erosion.
Taking care of porcelain veneers
Although porcelain veneers are highly durable, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to care for them. Veneers might come off if you bite, chew, or grind too hard. Veneers can be reattached, but broken ones have to be replaced. You should also avoid dark-colored foods like chocolate, coffee, and tea right after getting the veneers; these might mix with the adhesive before it completely sets in, leaving a permanent stain around the veneers.
Maintaining oral hygiene and visiting a dentist once every few months is highly recommended to make sure your veneers last a long time. If you need professional help maintaining your veneers or you just want to find out more about them, you can go online and see if there’s a cosmetic dentist Scottsdale AZ residents trust near you.