Besides brushing, flossing and bi-annual check-ups there are other ways for us to protect our teeth from the harsh exposure of daily life. In dentistry, a veneer is a thin film of either porcelain or composite used to protect your teeth or improve your smile. For whatever reason you decide to get a veneer, they can be a temporary or permanent solution to certain dental issues.
Porcelain veneers are more high-quality than the DIY porcelain veneers on the market, and your smile will be sure to say “thank you” after the installment. Other than the aesthetic appeal, they are much more durable than removable veneers, while also being highly resistant to stain and discoloration. However, they require a considerable amount of preparation from both parties, dentist and patient.
To get your hands…or teeth on a pair of porcelain veneers you first need to set up an appointment with your dentist for an examination. Then, after a proper examination, an impression of your teeth is taken. The mold is then shipped out, and your custom veneers are created, and within a couple weeks you’ll be able to have your veneers placed.
Porcelain veneers are designed for long-term use. This is mainly due to the custom fitting and proper adjustments made during the installment process. Therefore, experts highly recommend that you spend a bit more money for a set of permanent porcelain veneers, and save yourself multiple trips to the dentist office.
Porcelain veneers should be cared for no differently than your teeth. However, it is important to take care when brushing the area behind the gums due to the easy accumulation of plaque. In addition to the regular dental care routine, bi-annual trips to the dentist should also be scheduled accordingly.