porcelain veneersIt is important to feel confident in how your smile looks. The last thing you want is to feel self-conscious when you’re posing for pictures or feeling the need to limit the amount you smile. A wide variety of issues can cause this anxiety: cracked and chipped teeth and deep stains are common culprits. Luckily, porcelain veneers offer a great solution to all these problems and more. No matter the cause — whether grinding your teeth at night or suffering an injury — this helpful dental procedure can fix your smile. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses the ways porcelain veneers can help.

What Exactly Are They?

They are thin pieces of porcelain that fit over your affected teeth. They are made specifically for your unique needs and are crafted to closely match the exact color and hue of your existing, natural teeth. Before your dentist creates the veneers, they will thoroughly capture the measurements of your teeth, so they offer the perfect fit and look perfectly in place within your mouth.

The veneers themselves are made from resilient, biocompatible porcelain that is constructed to match your tooth’s enamel. After your dentist prepares them, they are carefully placed on your teeth with a very strong and safe adhesive agent. Once this is done, they will last for decades, assuming you take proper care of them.

 Do You Need Them?

As discussed, Porcelain veneers offer a great solution for many cosmetic issues. They can help cover cracked and chipped teeth, and they can also mask stains that cannot be removed through whitening. Moreover, they can hide small gaps and cover minor tooth misalignment. When you visit your dentist or dentist, they will fully assess your mouth to determine if this procedure is right for you. In severe cases where heavy damage has been done, they might suggest dental implants instead.

How To Care For Them To Make Them Last

The best way to take care of your veneers is to brush and floss your teeth as you normally do. As we mentioned earlier, the porcelain used closely matches your teeth, so they can still stain without proper care. Overall, treat them as you would your other natural teeth. Brushing and flossing also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, so you should maintain proper oral hygiene to mitigate the possibility of other issues developing. You should continue to stay away from sugary and acidic foods and beverages whenever your can. It is also advisable to keep drinking plenty of water — roughly three liters a day. 

Contact Us To Learn More About Porcelain Veneers

To learn more about this helpful and comprehensive cosmetic procedure, schedule an appointment by calling Balboa Dental Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, today at 949-630-0143. We look forward to hearing from you.