Porcelain veneers make cosmetic improvements to your smile that are long-lasting. The veneers are stain-resistant, and durable enough to be put through all the chewing and biting that your teeth go through. You will need to schedule two appointments to receive veneers. If you are found to be a good candidate, the first visit is about preparation. Measurements of your teeth are taken, and you can talk to your dentist about how you want your veneers to look. Your teeth will also be prepared to receive them. Once the veneers are ready, you will return to have them securely placed over your teeth.
Veneers Are Designed To Be Durable – But You Should Still Exercise Caution
Veneers are designed to withstand the general impacts that your teeth are put through, but you should still be mindful that they can break. You should let your dentist know if you tend to grind your teeth. This condition, bruxism, can cause you to break your veneers.
You Can Use Veneers To Cover Minor Dental Misalignment
In some cases, people receive veneers because they can cover up mild forms of dental misalignment. While more severe cases will require orthodontic treatment, you may be able to cover up teeth that are crooked, or spaced poorly.
Limit Your Consumption Of Anything That Could Stain Your Veneers
The porcelain material used to construct veneers is resistant to staining. However, because dental whitening agents will not remove stains that do collect on veneers, you should think critically about what you eat or drink. Dark beverages like coffee, tea, or red wine are capable of leaving stains. Tobacco products can also be problematic.