Are you looking for a way to correct imperfections in your teeth? Porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution for you! Porcelain veneers offer long-lasting results, so you can enjoy them for many years. At Cynthia J. Mikula, DDS in Bay Village, OH, we offer porcelain veneers to give you the smile you have always wanted. We will handle your procedure with care and professionalism. You can count on us to provide excellent results! Contact us online or call us for more information on porcelain veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers?
A dental veneer is a minimally invasive way to correct a number of tooth imperfections. It is a thin shell that is the same color as your teeth and is positioned over your teeth to give them a smoother appearance. Porcelain veneers are made custom-made to suit your dental features. Porcelain veneers are strong, natural-looking, don’t stain easily, and last many years. Unlike a crown or cap, less enamel can be removed with porcelain veneers. Dental veneers can alter the color, shape, and surface texture of your teeth.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?
Dental veneers are considered a form of cosmetic dentistry since they improve the appearance of your teeth and, in effect, your smile. However, they also offer additional protection for your teeth. They are incredibly durable and easy to apply compared to similar dental treatments. Porcelain veneers can target the following dental issues:
Smoking and certain beverages can cause the enamel on your teeth to become worn out. Worn tooth enamel can be remedied with dental veneers.
Damaged or Worn Out Teeth
Over the years, your teeth may become cracked, chipped, or damaged. This gives them an uneven appearance that can be corrected with smooth porcelain veneers.
Genetics can impact your teeth too. Your teeth may be unevenly spaced since birth. Porcelain veneers can correct the position of your teeth, removing unwanted gaps or spaces.
Your teeth may not be the same height due to grinding or wear and tear. This happens naturally, but it can cause a malocclusion, or trouble biting, and an uneven appearance. You can straighten your teeth with porcelain veneers.
Whitening your teeth may be effective for minimal discoloration. However, severe discoloration requires something more permanent, such as dental veneers.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
You may be wondering if porcelain veneers are right for you. The best way to get an answer is to come to us for a consultation. During this initial session, we can assess your general and oral health. We will also discuss all the treatment options to suit your needs so you can make an informed decision. Once you have chosen porcelain veneers as your preferred treatment, we can proceed with the preparations.
At your consultation, we discuss your desired goals, such as the shape, color, and size of your veneers. This will ensure that the treatment meets all your standards and provides you with the best possible outcome.
In general, your teeth and gums should be in a healthy condition before your dental veneer procedure. Pre-existing dental conditions should be dealt with before the veneers are put into position. If you grind or clench your teeth often, you may have to wear a dental guard when you sleep to protect your porcelain veneers. Patients should understand that porcelain veneers have permanent and irreversible implications, as we will need to remove some of their enamel before the procedure. Feel free to ask us as many questions as you need to feel comfortable with the procedure. While the procedure may sound complicated, porcelain veneers offer several benefits that you can’t ignore.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
The best part of porcelain veneers is their longevity. Porcelain veneers are strong and extremely long-lasting. Since the dental veneer is positioned on the remaining enamel with a tight seal, it will last many years. Some patients have experienced these results for up to 25 years. Porcelain is hard and durable. It does not discolor or stain easily, so you can enjoy smooth results for longer. It is important to follow the instructions we provide to ensure long-lasting results. You will have to brush and floss your teeth daily since you can still get cavities under the veneers. It will take some time to get used to your veneers, but you won’t regret getting them.
Will I Need to Replace My Porcelain Veneers?
Since your gums may recede as you age, the margin between your tooth and veneer may be exposed. This can lead to staining and result in a distinct brown line on your teeth. While porcelain veneers are incredibly strong and durable, they can chip and break after many years. The porcelain surface may weaken and require a replacement. Tooth decay and acid erosion may also call for a veneer replacement. If you think your veneers need to be replaced, contact us for a consultation. We can take care of it in no time!
Get Your Porcelain Veneers Today
If you would like to restore your teeth to their healthy condition, porcelain veneers are the perfect solution. They offer remarkably long-lasting and natural-looking results. Only a professional should apply your dental veneers. At Cynthia J. Mikula, DDS, we offer high-quality porcelain veneer treatments so you can feel good about your teeth. We want you to smile without worrying about the appearance of your teeth. We have E4D technology to help us provide natural and comfortable results that resemble your own teeth. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation.