Porcelain veneers from a dentist near Toluca Lake may be the best way to transform your smile
Porcelain veneers are cosmetic dental restorations designed to address imperfections on the teeth that are visible in the smile. Veneers are fine shells of porcelain that are custom fabricated to adhere to the front of your teeth. They change the appearance of the size, shape, color, and even alignment of teeth, creating a brand new smile. Many patients opt for veneers because they are durable, beautiful, and highly versatile.
Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite bonding, but their advantages often make them a better investment. Porcelain is an extremely strong material that is highly resistant to staining. It is strong enough to stand the natural force of biting and has many of the same characteristics as natural tooth enamel. Porcelain will also last longer than composite resin.
To protect the investment you make in porcelain veneers, Dr. Elzayat offers the following suggestions:
- Maintain proper oral hygiene, including brushing teeth twice daily and flossing once each day.
- Wear an oral appliance at night if you are prone to grinding or clenching your teeth.
- Wear a mouth guard before participating in any sports.
- Avoid biting down on hard objects like ice, hard candies, and pen caps.
- Do not bite and twist, like pulling a piece of meat from a bone.
It is important to remember that natural teeth are still intact underneath the veneers. This means teeth are still susceptible to plaque buildup and tooth decay if not cared for properly. Maintaining a daily oral hygiene routine in addition to regular dental visits can ensure that the veneers last as long as possible.
If you live in or around the Toluca Lake area and are interested in learning about porcelain veneers and how they can transform your smile, call the team at A-Dental Center today to schedule your consultation.