Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They can be used to mask a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as chipped teeth, discolored teeth, gaps, and worn-down teeth. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for your mouth and bonded to the front of your teeth.
Advantages of porcelain veneers
There are several advantages to choosing porcelain veneers.
- They are thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth. This means that they completely cover the front of the tooth, making it look almost completely natural.
- They are custom-fabricated to mimic the color and contour of the natural teeth.
- Veneers do not require the removal of a lot of enamel from the teeth to be bonded.
- They are highly durable and long-lasting.
Porcelain veneers vs. dental crowns
Porcelain veneers and dental crowns can help patients improve the look of their smiles. Both are restorations that are placed over the teeth to improve the appearance of the smile. So, which is the best option?
Porcelain veneers and dental crowns are similar in function, but there are some key differences. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front teeth. They are custom-made for each patient, giving them the ability to closely match the patient’s natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are used to treat a variety of dental imperfections such as chips, cracks, and stains.
While porcelain veneers can be used to improve the appearance of the smile, dental crowns can also help restore damaged teeth. Dental crowns are caps that fit over the top of the teeth. They can be used to repair the teeth after decay or significant damage. Dental crowns can also be used on dental implants.
How to prepare for porcelain veneers
Before you get porcelain veneers, our dentist will take a mold of your teeth so the veneers can be placed. We will also remove a thin layer of enamel from the tooth to make space for the veneer. The molds will need to be sent to a dental laboratory to create your veneers. To protect your teeth, we will likely place a temporary veneer over them until your permanent veneers are ready.
Porcelain veneers aftercare
After your procedure, our team will provide you with a detailed list of instructions for aftercare. In general, you will want to keep your veneers out of contact with staining foods and beverages. You should also avoid chewing on hard objects, including ice, pens, pencils, and fingernails. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits, including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once per day.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Gerard and Moore Dental, call (505)-293-6125 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist Albuquerque, NM at 8310 Palomas Ave NE Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87109.