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Porcelain Veneers vs. Ceramic Veneers
If you have pale or disfigured front teeth, then dental veneers are one potential solution. Dental veneers are one of the best and quickest ways to make your teeth look bridge and well-figured. Our team at Summercrest Dental is available to help restore your smile.
What Are Veneers?
Ceramic veneers are thin shells applied to the outer surface of teeth to improve their appearance. Faceting restorative dentistry is a dental procedure that falls into the category of dental aesthetics as it can improve the shape, position, appearance, and color of teeth. As veneers enhance the appearance of a person, dental veneer installation comes under cosmetic dentistry.
Ceramic Veneers vs. Other Types
Ceramic veneers are stronger and have a longer lifespan than composite materials; ceramic veneers can last up to 15 years, as opposed to composite veneers which last roughly two years. The composite material can also change color over time but has ceramic but has ceramic enamel translucency and natural glow. Due to these reasons, ceramic veneers are recommended by most cosmetic professionals. If your teeth are healthy, but are slightly uneven in shape or have minor gaps, this can be a great solution, as it simultaneously whitens and reshapes your teeth. These generally require two visits, one for taking an impression of your teeth, and a second to fit the veneers in place.
Advantages of Ceramic Veneers
Ceramic veneers are stain-resistant, unlike composite resin veneers. This property is a real benefit for patients who frequently consume coffee, red wine, tea, or tobacco. Installing ceramic veneers is a restorative procedure that is minimally invasive and more convservative than a dental crown. The recovery time for installing ceramic veneers is negligibly small, with many patients losing no time for work or school. In addition, the effects of ceramic veneers are permanent - as long as you maintain the veneer with good oral hygiene - which sets them apart from temporary solutions such as bleaching or whitening kits.
Issues Associated with Ceramic Veneers
Veneers are a pricey dental solution when compared to other treatments. In addition, a damaged veneer will likely need to be replaced completely instead of repaired. Finally, correctly fitting veneers requires multiple dental visits.
Why Do You Need Ceramic Veneers?
There are many factors to consider before deciding to get a veneer. The teeth must be completely healthy with no decay or active periodontal disease. Although veneers require less removal of enamel than crowns do, the process is nevertheless permanent. Many habits can also come into conflict with veneers. Patients who clench or grind their teeth, bite fingernails, or chew on any hard objects, can damage the veneer and are generally not considered ideal candidates. Otherwise, regular dental visits with proper home hygiene are all that is needed to maintain the veneer.
After undergoing a veneer placement, you need to maintain healthy dental health. Regular brushing and flossing can increase the longevity of your veneers. You must pay us regular visits to ensure a healthy experience with your veneers. For more information, and to find out how you can benefit from ceramic veneers, call Summercrest Dental at (503) 649-7701 today.