Dental Veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is placed over the front part of the tooth. Veneers are an easy way to a beautiful smile. Whether you are getting conventional veneers or no-prep veneers, it is vital to get the proper aftercare instructions and maintenance protocol. Taking care of veneers is fairly easy and can last you a very long time with few easy steps as listed below:
Porcelain veneers are one of the most commonly used cosmetic dental treatments to correct crooked teeth, fill gaps between teeth, hide stains and fix a lot of other aesthetic dental problems. Procedure of porcelain dental veneers is an irreversible permanent procedure because in most cases a very thin layer of enamel is removed (shaved or buffed) or the surface is prepared with a chemical before the veneers are attached. In our multiple years of experience with veneers, not one patient wants to go back to their original teeth after getting the beautiful results from porcelain veneers.
Discussion of the procedure of dental veneers and aftercare with your dentist is vital to make an informed decision.
Dental veneers hide imperfections in teeth and transform your smile. To fabricate porcelain veneers and bond to your teeth, a small layer of enamel is removed. Removal of a thin layer of enamel helps to get rid of imperfections and make space for porcelain veneers. Therefore, in most cases porcelain veneers are irreversible and permanent and you cannot go back to your natural teeth. In cases, where prepless veneers or no prep veneers are done, it might be possible to go back to your natural teeth but it is not advised. Removal of veneers can cause sensitivity and weaken your teeth and won’t look the same.
Porcelain dental veneers do not stain. Dental veneers are thin shells made of glass-ceramic and are not porous. This non-porous nature of ceramic helps keep them color stable and avoid any intrinsic staining unlike natural teeth. Natural teeth are porous and can stain intrinsically and extrinsically. If you are a heavy smoker, or have bad hygiene, extrinsic stains can get deposited on porcelain veneers, which can be easily removed and polished during your regular dental cleaning which is a part of aftercare of veneers.
Porcelain veneers are considered a cosmetic dental procedure and therefore, generally and most often not covered by your dental insurance. Very rarely, depending on the kind of insurance and personal situation where the structural need of porcelain veneers is dramatically demonstrated, some insurance companies might cover a portion of the cost of veneers.
We offer multiple financing options to help patients with the cost of their cosmetic dental work.