Porcelain Veneers Benefits and Risks
If you have ever wanted to improve the overall appearance of your smile, it’s important to consider getting porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are able to address a number of different dental problems inn an effective and nearly undetectable way. For this reason, porcelain veneers are one of the most common treatments that are used during a smile makeover. Orange County cosmetic dentist Dr. Joaquin A. Siles and his team would like to take a moment right now to look at the many benefits of porcelain veneers and also discuss a potential risk or two that you should keep in mind as well.
It’s best to begin by explaining what porcelain veneers are. Porcelain veneers are these thin shells of a special dental ceramic that are attached to the front portions of your teeth. They will be able to mask dental imperfections from view and make your smile look more beautiful. In order to place the porcelain veneers, a small amount of tooth material will need to be removed, but it should be noted that the process is generally pain free and simple.
One of the biggest benefits of Orange County porcelain veneers is that they are so versatile. Many different dental problems can be dealt with using porcelain veneers, including minor chips on teeth, cracks on teeth that aren’t too serious, slightly uneven teeth, slightly misaligned teeth, and teeth that are severely stained. That’s right, all of those dental problems can be fixed with just a single treatment option. When you undergo a smile makeover (a combination of multiple cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments), porcelain veneers will likely be one of the treatments used.
There are a few risks to keep in mind, however. Since the placement of porcelain veneers will first require the removal of a little bit of a tooth, patients with unhealthy teeth will likely not be good candidates for porcelain veneers. In addition, there is the cost to consider. Quality comes at a price, and porcelain veneers are relatively expensive. Keep in mind, though, that there are various payment options and financing plans to consider that will help ease the financial burdens of dental work.
For more information on porcelain veneers and your many other options for effective dental treatment, be sure to contact our Orange County cosmetic dentistry office today.