Are you looking to reshape and brighten your smile? Porcelain veneers might solve your problems. Especially if your teeth are chipped, stained, or just worn.

Many cosmetic dentistry experts recommend veneers to their patients and if the procedure is done professionally, the result is spot-on.

However, veneers aren't just an aesthetic solution to teeth problems. They have many other benefits and advantages. Read on to find out why porcelain veneers are so popular and why you should consider them.

#1 They're a Long-Lasting Solution

Granted, they won't last a lifetime. However, with proper care, they can prove to be quite durable.

In fact, as long as you follow your dentist's advice, porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years.

#2 Strength and Durability

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Porcelain is a strong and durable material which can endure the everyday pressure our teeth do. Of course, what your teeth can't handle, the veneers won't either. It means you should avoid chewing hard objects like ice or nutshells.

The porcelain used has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, 0.5 to 0.7 millimeters thick, and fully biocompatible.

#3 Porcelain Veneers Are Stain Resistant

Unlike regular teeth, the porcelain can withhold its brilliant looks for a much longer period of time. The veneers won't get stained by coffee, food, or drinks which cause these issues.

However, they require professional cleaning from time to time.

#4 Quick and Simple Procedure

Applying the porcelain veneers is usually a quick procedure, preceded by a consultation. It will take at least two visits to your dentist.

The first visit will be about the smile you wish to achieve. Then, the dentist will trim the enamel from the front and biting edge of your teeth. Next, an impression will be taken to make an exact replica of your teeth.

The second visit will conclude the procedure. Your teeth will be cleaned, the porcelain veneers will be polished, and your new smile will be ready.

#5 Customized for Each Patient

Veneers are created in a laboratory after an exact replica of your teeth. There is no generic model available.

Also, their color can be customized to meet your specific requirements. Some choose a bright white, but others may not like it. The good news is you can choose what you feel fits you best.

#6 No Recovery Needed

In an era when everything happens on the run and under the click of a button, time is of the essence. Not wasting your time is a key aspect you need to know.

Luckily, the treatment won't set you off more than a few hours and once completed you can return to your business.

#7 Cosmetic Corrections

Veneers are a good option for people who have imperfect teeth. Misalignments, stains, chipped, or cracked teeth - they can all be corrected with this simple treatment.

Of course, it's a cosmetic correction seeking to improve the patient's appearance and self-confidence which leads to a better quality of life.

Back to You

Have you thought about porcelain veneers for perfecting your smile? If you did, what's holding you back?

Dr. Charles Nottingham has over 30 years of experience with the highest quality dentistry and top-notch patient service. If you have questions or want a consultation get in touch with us online or call us at (561) 327-6783.