- Aug 20, 2012
Dentists constantly work to provide patients with cosmetic dentistry options that are both durable and natural looking. Porcelain closely resembles the appearance and the strength of the natural dental enamel; therefore it is an excellent choice for cosmetic dental treatments. Dr. Lin and team with the Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentist office uses porcelain veneers on a daily basis. Porcelain easily transforms the smile in just a few short appointments, solving a variety of cosmetic dental problems. Patients suffering from the following dental problems are strongly advised to investigate porcelain veneers as a treatment option: - Pitted or grooved teeth - Cracked or chipped teeth - Dark or stained dental enamel - Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth - Uneven spaces and gaps between teeth Are porcelain veneers the best choice? Cosmetic dental patients are becoming more and more overwhelmed by the variety of treatment options available today. Many patients are curious as to whether or not porcelain veneers are the correct treatment option. Before making a decision, it is best to gather as much information as possible. It’s important to be confident about a treatment option before investing much time and money into the decision. Making sure that the correct cosmetic treatment option selected is extremely important. Dr. Lin and team with the Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentist office strongly believe that it is important to weigh all of the treatment options. The dental team is available to help make the decision that not only provides the best possible outcome, but also meets and exceeds patient expectations. The primary benefit of porcelain veneers is that they closely resemble natural dental enamel, and can be custom-crafted to blend perfectly with the natural teeth. What makes porcelain veneers special? The porcelain that makes dental veneers reflects and absorbs light in a manner similar to that of natural enamel. Porcelain veneers are also a great because they can easily be shaped and shaded to match the natural tooth coloring. The smooth and glasslike finish of porcelain makes the material resistant to staining. This benefit keeps them from looking dull or flat, retaining their brilliant appearance for years. Is porcelain strong enough to withstand everyday use? Great question – people often think of porcelain as being a very fragile material, but it is actually quite strong when used to make dental applications. So the answer is YES! Porcelain veneers are attached to each individual tooth, eliminating the strain put on surrounding teeth (dental bridges are unable to boast this quality). After dental veneers are applied, patients are able to chew normally while following their normal oral hygiene routine. Porcelain veneers are very popular with both the Dentist and the patient because they are made of a very durable material. Paired with proper maintenance and oral hygiene, porcelain veneers will help keep the smile bright and brilliant for many years!