The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Benefits of Porcelain VeneersThanks to the latest advances in dentistry, patients have several options for addressing chips, stains and other cosmetic dental concerns. Veneers are one such option offered at Greenville, SC dental center. Made of high-quality porcelain, veneers are thin shells placed over the teeth to improve their appearance. In this blog post, Dr. Matthew Warner shares some of the benefits Greenville patients can expect with porcelain veneers.

Natural-Looking

Porcelain mimics the translucent quality of natural tooth enamel, allowing patients with dull, stained and discolored teeth to achieve a bright and seamless smile instantly. Your porcelain veneers will be crafted to match the size and shape of your natural teeth. For optimal results, our team will use a special shading guide to ensure your veneers match the color of your surrounding teeth. Porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable to the naked eye.

Long-Lasting

Porcelain veneers are durable and strong. With good oral health care and maintenance, they can last for many years. To protect your veneers, you should brush and floss, and visit your dentist regularly. We also recommend you avoid biting down onto hard objects and limit eating hard or crunchy foods that could potentially crack or fracture your veneers.

Boosts Oral Health

Not only can porcelain veneers do wonders to the appearance of your smile, they can also promote good oral health. Because porcelain veneers fill in small spaces or gaps, they prevent food particles and bacteria from getting lodged in between teeth. This reduces the risk of plaque buildup, cavities and other oral health issues. Porcelain veneers also conceal cracks and fractures, shielding natural teeth from wear and tear.

“Instant” Orthodontics

Porcelain veneers are not considered to be an effective method for teeth straightening. However, the treatment can improve the appearance of misshaped teeth, giving the illusion of a straighter smile. Thanks to porcelain veneers, patients with mild cosmetic flaws can achieve a uniform smile without the need for an extensive orthodontic treatment that can take months or years to complete.

Learn More about Porcelain Veneers

To find out if porcelain veneers can improve your smile, please schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Warner of Willoughby Dental. Please call our Greenville office at (864) 546-4242.