July 1, 2016
Teeth don’t stay white forever. But guess what? Porcelain veneers do — or just about, anyway. Dental porcelain is highly stain-resistant, meaning that your veneers will maintain the same beautiful, bright white shade for years after their application. That’s why many patients think of them as a permanent teeth whitening treatment. Interested? Dr. Cohlmia at El Reno Family Dentistry provides both traditional porcelain veneers and Lumineers for patients looking to achieve a dazzling smile transformation.
What Do Porcelain Veneers Do?
Adults who are interested in making dramatic improvements to their smile can greatly benefit from the efficiency provided by porcelain veneers. They are wafer-thin coverings that instantly restore or enhance the size, shape, and color of imperfect teeth. Patients older than 18 who are in good oral health (free from gum disease and tooth decay) are typically excellent candidates for porcelain veneers. Your cosmetic dentist in El Reno will evaluate your teeth and gums to determine if the treatment is suitable for you.
Why Your Porcelain Veneers Won’t Stain
You know the look your smile has after drinking a glass of red wine? Your natural tooth enamel absorbs the colors of the foods you eat. Porcelain veneers, however, do not become discolored over time. The material is known to deflect stains so you can enjoy a brighter, whiter smile for years and years.
In addition to their stain-resistance, there are numerous benefits associated with porcelain veneers. They include:
- Multiple smile imperfections are improved in one treatment
- The procedure for porcelain veneers is minimally-invasive
- Veneers can eliminate the need for orthodontic treatment
- No-prep veneers (Lumineers) can be reversed later on if desired
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
The lifespan of your dental veneers depends on your upkeep and maintenance, the health of your natural teeth and gums, as well as certain lifestyle factors. Patients who do not subject their veneers to excessive force and who maintain good dental hygiene can enjoy their veneers for twenty or more years.
To lengthen the life of your veneers, invest in a mouthguard if you are prone to nighttime tooth grinding, or if you play contact sports. While your dental veneers cannot develop decay, the teeth beneath and around them can — and your gums are always vulnerable to infection and periodontal disease. Make sure you are brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, and flossing daily. Limit your sugar intake and visit your dentist every six months or as recommended for continued dental health.
Interested? Let’s Get Started Today!
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with El Reno Family Dentistry if you would like to discuss your options with porcelain veneers. Your family dentist in El Reno provides traditional dental veneers and no-prep Lumineers. Schedule your visit today!
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