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Dear Cosmetic Dentist, Why Are Veneers Made Out of Porcelain?

October 7, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — wilmingtonteam @ 9:02 pm

veneer illustrationPorcelain veneers can transform your smile. These beautiful little tooth covers can disguise all sorts of flaws, from cracks and chips to discoloration and minor misalignment. In as little as two visits to your dentist, you could have a smile that is ready for any red carpet or boardroom. Veneers are usually made out of porcelain instead of composite resin, and for good reason. Why does your cosmetic dentist prefer this material?

It Looks Fantastic and Natural

The color of porcelain is similar to that of natural teeth. Your dentist can select the shade that is just right for your smile. If you want teeth that are particularly bright, you might need to get your teeth that won’t receive veneers whitened so they will match the new tooth covers.

Another amazing aspect of porcelain is the way it reflects light. It does so in a way that is similar to how natural teeth interact with light. This gives porcelain veneers a big advantage over their resin counterparts, which look slightly less natural in the mouth.

It Retains Its Beauty

It is possible for porcelain veneers to become stained over time. However, they are more resistant to discoloration than resin veneers. While you’ll still need to be careful amount how much staining food and drinks (like berries, coffee, and wine) you consume, you can be confident that your veneers will stay looking good for a long time.

Porcelain’s stain resistance power comes from its limited porosity. Resin veneers are much more porous, which is why they tend to discolor at a faster rate than porcelain ones.

It Is Durable

Veneers made of resin are not as durable as porcelain; they can last for four to eight years, and they are more likely to break or chip than their porcelain superiors.

If you decide to get porcelain veneers, you may be able to expect them to last for a decade or longer. Their lifespan depends on several factors, such as how you care for them and whether you have any “oopses” (for example, if you bite something hard with too much force) while you’re wearing them. If something does happen to a veneer, simply head into your dentist to talk about repairs or replacement.

Ready to Learn More?

Porcelain has played an important role in dentistry for centuries, but only in recent decades has it become a true cornerstone of cosmetic procedures. It is a beautiful, natural-looking material that can give you the smile that nature wasn’t generous enough to hand over.

If you are interested in discovering if porcelain veneers are right for you, why not talk to your cosmetic dentist about them? It might not be long before your teeth are the star of the show!

About Wilmington Family Dental

The team of dental care experts at Wilmington Family Dental love to see people smile — especially if those smiles are healthy and beautiful. We take pride in helping people achieve the look they want through cosmetic dentistry. If you have questions about porcelain veneers, please contact us at 978-737-7007.

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