Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that can be attached to the front of the surfaces of your teeth to instantly transform your smile. This form of cosmetic dentistry is typically used in situations where there are gaps between your teeth, your teeth are misaligned, there are chips and cracks in your teeth, or if your teeth are heavily discoloured. If you believe that you could benefit from porcelain veneers, you should:
- Have good overall dental and periodontal health.
- Be committed to maintaining proper oral hygiene.
- Have specific cosmetic goals that can be realized as well as realistic expectations.
- Have a sufficient layer of healthy enamel on your teeth.
You may not be able to immediately benefit from porcelain veneers if you struggle with a condition like tooth decay, gum disease, or a root canal infection. Having a healthy smile is just as important as having a cosmetic smile. However, once these conditions are treated, you may be eligible to benefit from this type of cosmetic dental enhancement.
Maintaining Your Porcelain Veneers
Restoring the overall look of your smile with porcelain veneers is an investment. Once you have veneers put on your teeth, it is crucial that you maintain them properly, so that you continue to benefit from them for many years to come.
To properly take care of your porcelain veneers, make sure that you practice good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and rinsing your teeth regularly. You should also plan on coming to see us at Georgian Shores Dental Centre regularly for a dental cleaning and to have your teeth examined.