Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Veneers
Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry capable of restoring the appearance of the dentition to its splendor through aesthetic interventions. One of the most common types of procedures is the application of dental veneers. These are thin ceramic sheets (just 0.7 mm thick) which are applied to the front of the tooth to change its appearance, shape, length and position. If you want to learn more about dental veneers and see if they are right for you, Jon C. Packman DDS can help.
The Advantages of Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a great example of aesthetic orthodontics. This is because porcelain is a material that looks very similar to natural teeth and dental veneers can take any shape. Another big advantage is the speed of the treatment. The application of dental veneers is a type of work that is carried out in two sessions. The anterior enamel layer of the tooth is filed or shaved down ever so slightly, and the veneers are then applied.
It is a type of application that also allows you to maintain greater tooth strength, making the tooth itself much more durable throughout the course of its life. This means, contrary to popular belief, veneers can do more than just correct an issue with your smile.
On an aesthetic level, there are the many advantages of using dental veneers. They can be applied and shaped in an unlimited number of ways to do everything from providing perfectly even looking teeth, to filling in gaps. The best part is the actual shape and color of a tooth can be changed thanks to the use of veneers.
The Disadvantages of Dental Veneers
Unfortunately, people tend to think with their wallet when it comes to oral procedures, such as dental veneers. They tend to go with low grade materials to try and save on the over cost. Just like when you build a house, the quality of the materials used, and the skill of the people building the house, will directly affect the longevity of the home. When you opt for subpar materials, your veneers will not add as much additional strength to the tooth, may become discolored easier, and in some cases become damaged or need to be removed entirely.
Consequently, an initial savings will easily turn into a continuous and numerous series of problems that will cost you more money in the long run.
How Long do the Dental Veneers Last?
Dental veneers are an aesthetic option that can last over 10 years, depending on the material and how they are cared for. To make them last for as long as possible, certain things must be done on a regular basis. This includes brushing and flossing daily, as well as coming in to see us for regular visits. This way we can help monitor the condition of your dental veneers and make any adjustments or recommends as they are needed.
If you want to learn more about dental veneers or think that they may be exactly what you are looking for, call Jon C. Packman DDS today at (704) 978-7060 to schedule an appointment or consultation today.