One of the most notable characteristics of porcelain veneers is their sheer ability to withstand years of wear and tear even though they are composed of the thinnest dental porcelain. The durability of porcelain veneers cannot be disputed, and this strength – along with the ability of the veneers to repel stains – makes them a sought after, long-lasting, and highly successful cosmetic dentistry treatment for thousands of patients.
Even though porcelain veneers are super-thin, they are also incredibly strong. The composition of veneers makes them resistant to developing chips and cracks – though, of course, the wearer’s behavior is an important factor here too. If you continue to gnaw on ice or use your teeth to open packages or bottle caps, there is no telling what damage you might do to your veneers or your natural teeth.
Barring a sports injury or accident, you should not experience any breakage or damage to your veneers, even under the daily pressures of biting and chewing food. Veneers can last for 15 years or longer with the right care and upkeep.
Porcelain veneers cover a host of aesthetic sins, like tooth stains, discoloration, chips, surface cracks, gaps, crooked teeth, short teeth, worn enamel, and misalignment. But veneers are also able to correct bigger problems, working to support natural teeth that have been weakened or compromised by broken or old fillings.
It’s important to maintain your preventive care, keeping up with visits to the dentist twice a year and brushing and flossing daily. You don’t want the teeth underneath your veneers to develop any cavities because this can compromise the integrity of the veneers.
Of course it is the composition of porcelain veneers that make them so durable. The glass-like material used to custom-make each veneer for each patient is the highest quality porcelain and has proven time and time again to be resistant to fractures and wear. The translucency and shading of the porcelain used for veneers is an added bonus – it makes the veneers look as much like a natural tooth as possible, so your smile makeover looks completely natural too.
The makeup of veneers also makes them able to withstand extreme temperature changes. So if you drink a hot cup of tea or eat a very cold bowl of ice cream, there should be no adverse side effects where your veneers are concerned.
Ultimately, porcelain veneers are strong, durable, functional, and flawless. It only takes the meticulous application of veneers by a talented dentist to make sure your smile is unforgettable for all the right reasons. Make your appointment for a consultation with Dr. Ken Cirka, Dr. Mimi Jeon or Dr. Hee Jung Kim at Philadelphia Dentistry and ask about porcelain veneers and whether they’re the right cosmetic dentistry treatment for you.
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