Porcelain veneers are a type of dental installation that are made up of a thin layer of porcelain, made to mimic the appearance of your natural teeth, are bonded to your real teeth using a strong adhesive. This unique method of installation and implantation gives porcelain veneers a number of distinctive benefits when compared to other dental procedures: understanding what porcelain veneers have to offer can help you decide whether or not they are the right fit for your needs.
Lack of Irritation
One of the major advantages of having porcelain veneers installed on your teeth over other types of cosmetic dentistry procedures is the fact that veneers are not invasive. Since they are only glued to the front of your teeth, there is very little chance of gum irritation, infection, or complications arising from the procedure – reducing the risk that you will experience pain. This also means that you will have very little recovery time, since there will be no surgery wounds that will have to heal.
Speed of Installation
In a similar train of thought to the above point, dental veneers are extremely convenient. Since there is no surgery or invasive procedure involved in their installation, the entire process can be done in just a few visits, depending on the state of your teeth's integrity and the size of the veneers that you are having installed – meaning that you can have a brand-new smile in just a few days, in some cases.
Another major advantage to porcelain veneers, especially over other types of dental veneers, is the fact that porcelain is extremely resistant to staining. This means that you can continue to eat and drink normally after your veneers have been installed, and as long as you maintain proper and regular dental hygiene, your veneers will continue to provide a natural-looking aesthetic to your mouth. Building upon that, a good additional point to make is that veneers do not require any special maintenance beyond flossing and brushing – making them relatively low maintenance compared to other types of dental procedures.
Beyond their ability to resist staining, porcelain veneers are also ideal for many different types of cosmetic dentist patients due to the fact that they can be installed on teeth that have other types of cosmetic or medical dental procedures with few complications – including crowns, bridges, and implants – ensuring that you can enjoy a good-looking smile no matter what other work you've had done.