5 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

5 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers Grand Rapids, MI

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that we're able to bond to the fronts of teeth. Dr. Yun may recommend veneers to repair front teeth with minor imperfections. For example, we can use veneers to cover deep staining from fluorosis.

Here's what else you need to know about the benefits of porcelain veneers.

1. You Can Fix Small Imperfections

Dental veneers are able to fix small cosmetic issues that are visible when you smile or talk. These may include small chips, stains, or gaps between teeth.

For the veneers procedure, we'll remove a thin layer of enamel from the fronts of your teeth. This creates space for the veneers so they can sit on top of your teeth and blend in with the rest of your smile.

Dr. Yun will use a shade guide to select the perfect shade for your veneers. That way, your veneers will look and feel natural.

2. You'll Enjoy a Healthy, Attractive Smile

Veneers look and feel like natural teeth. This means that a stranger won't be able to tell that you've had dental work. Instead, they'll only notice your beautiful smile.

It's not uncommon for patients to feel more confident after getting veneers. After all, your smile is how you set a good first impression, whether you're on a date or job interview.

3. You Can Save More Enamel

Compared to other procedures, veneers are minimally invasive. This is because we only have to remove a thin layer of enamel from the fronts of your teeth.

In comparison, we'd have to remove more enamel to fit a dental crown over your tooth. That's because a crown covers the entire tooth from the gums to the chewing surface.

4. Veneers Are Durable and Stain Resistant

Dental veneers are stain-resistant. But they’re not stain-proof. This is something to be mindful of if you enjoy drinking coffee or red wine. Make sure to brush twice a day to help keep them looking pearly white.

Veneers are durable too, but not unbreakable. Much like natural teeth, a chip or crack can happen in dental veneers. For example, dental veneers can chip if you chew ice or use your teeth as a tool to open bottles.

If you take good care of your veneers, you can expect them to last about 10 years.

5. It's Easy to Care for Your Veneers

It's true that veneers are resistant to stains. But you'll still need to brush your teeth twice a day for a least two minutes at a time. You should also floss once a day to remove any food or plaque caught between teeth.

These healthy habits will help you avoid staining, decay, and any other issues. That way, you can enjoy a healthy attractive smile for years to come.

Dentures and other removable appliances need extra care. But you can take care of veneers like you do the rest of your smile. This makes for easy maintenance.

Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Yun

Dr. Yun is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Grand Rapids, MI. As such, he'd be more than happy to help you achieve your smile goals.

Ready to request an appointment with us? Call the NorthPointe Family Dental & Implant Center at (616) 288-6134. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our office will reach out to you soon.

This blog post has been updated.