The Pros and Cons of Porcelain Dental Veneers
Have years of red wine, coffee, and/or tobacco stained your teeth? Did a little mishap with a glass bottle leave a gap behind? Whether general wear and tear, accident, or injury hurt your smile, it is time to take your smile back with gorgeous customized porcelain dental veneers. Porcelain veneers can allow you to smile with confidence and be the best version of yourself. Still not convinced? Read the rest of this blog post and to learn if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers.
The Pros of Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain dental veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are custom made for each tooth and then bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Porcelain veneers become one with your tooth and appear seamless. Some of the best reasons for getting porcelain dental veneers are:
- Improve your smile by covering chips, cracks, twists, and discoloration
- Immediately improve crooked teeth without Invisalign or orthodontics
- Restore your confidence, which in turn can make you more productive
- Make teeth stronger than they previously were
- Look natural
- Are personally customized in style, shape, and color (conservative enhancement, Hollywood smile, youth-restoring, and more)
- Will not stain
- Are permanent and generally can last for several decades
Porcelain veneers can also enhance the beauty of other features of the face. An experienced top cosmetic dentist can design porcelain veneers to draw attention away from facial disproportions or asymmetries of the nose, eyes, and lines on the face such as wrinkles or scars. A beautiful smile is powerful. Porcelain veneers can help complement and enhance the harmony of all the other facial features.
The Cons of Porcelain Dental Veneers
A con of porcelain dental veneers, as opposed to other cosmetic dentistry, is that they are an investment and somewhat of a commitment. Porcelain dental veneers should last about 15-20 years, and then may need to be replaced due to age, so there are potential recurring costs.
While prepless veneers are available, most cosmetic dentists still prefer traditional porcelain veneers, which require a preparation of the tooth that is irreversible. What this means is that a small amount of tooth structure is reshaped. The teeth generally need to have a certain amount of defect to justify reshaping tooth structure as opposed to other options like Invisalign which do not require significant adjustment of the tooth structure.
Aesthetic Smile Reconstruction is the place to get your porcelain dental veneers in Waltham, MA as well as the neighboring towns of Newton, Wellesley, and Lexington. Dr. Sutera has successfully treated thousands of patients, each with a variety of goals and aspirations. Dr. Sutera is considered a leader in the Boston Metro area due to his expertise in cosmetic, TMJ, and sedation dentistry. He is one of the few cosmetic dentists in the Waltham area trained directly in facial aesthetics by renowned cosmetic dentists, Dr. Larry Rosenthal, and Dr. Michael Apa, at the Rosenthal Institute at NYU. Dr. Sutera and his team are skilled professionals who will closely get to know your goals and desires. Aesthetic Smile Reconstruction strives to provide beautiful, life-changing dental health care. Contact us today, we’d love to share a smile.
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