Porcelain Veneer FAQ (Part 2)
It’s important for everyone to love their smile. Your smile can be a major source of confidence and you deserve to embrace your pearly whites! If you’re dissatisfied with the aesthetics of your smile, then porcelain veneers may be a good option for you. Many people have questions about porcelain veneers, and Part 1 discussed a few commonly asked questions. Here are 3 more frequently asked questions when it comes to veneers: Porcelain Veneer FAQ
What are the benefits of veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for people who have concerns about the appearance of their teeth and smiles. Veneers can give you the confidence to smile without hesitation and boost your self-esteem. Porcelain veneers are strong, durable, and long-lasting. What’s more, less tooth enamel is required to be removed in comparison to a crown or cap. Veneers have a natural-looking surface and appearance, and they don’t stain easily when properly maintained. Ask your local dentist in Mahtomedi MN if veneers are a good option for you.
What are the drawbacks of veneers?
It’s important to consider that once your teeth have been prepared for veneers, the process is irreversible. Veneers require good dental health so they last as long as possible and don’t decay. Veneers can be susceptible to cracking, especially if you have habits such as nail-biting or chewing on objects (like pen caps), and the repair process can be difficult without needing to replace the whole veneer. If you have poor gum health, veneers may not be the best option, as well as if you grind or clench your teeth because this puts your veneers at a higher risk of chipping or cracking. However, porcelain veneers are durable and long-lasting, so it’s always a good idea to consult your dentist to see if veneers are a good option for you.
Should I still attend regular dental exams?
Yes! You should still attend your regular dental exams & cleanings. Getting your teeth and veneers checked by your local dentist is important for helping ensure they are in good condition and healthy. Continue your regularly scheduled appointments; it’s recommended that you see your dentist around twice per year, depending on your circumstances. Also, ensure that you care for your veneers at home by regularly brushing and flossing as you normally would.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, don’t hesitate to contact Birch Lake Dental. We are your local dentist in Mahtomedi MN and are proud to offer a wide variety of dental services to benefit your dental health. Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss if veneers are right for you, or if you need to schedule your regular dental exam and teeth cleaning. Watch for Part 3 of this blog series for a few more porcelain veneer FAQs.