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Cool Facts About Porcelain Veneers

The best thing about any form of cosmetic dentistry is that customized treatment can give you the smile you’ve always wanted, often with minimal dental work needed. In the case of porcelain veneers, though, that’s true for more types of blemishes than most other treatment options. Veneers are thin coverings made of extremely lifelike porcelain that closely replicates the healthy appearance of your teeth. Each veneer is custom-designed and crafted to the precise size and shape of your tooth, which makes them a conservative but incredibly realistic way to create a smile you can be proud of.

They’re custom finishes for your teeth

Dental veneers are similar to the cosmetic carpentry materials of the same name – they’re made to provide a durable and esthetically pleasing finish for your teeth. The difference is that dental veneers are made to blend in rather than stand out. This means each veneer is super thin (typically less than 0.5 mm) and, because of its lifelike design, remains virtually indistinguishable from the healthy, natural teeth around it.

They can do more than most other treatments

The ability to create a new face for your tooth gives veneers a unique advantage in addressing more types of blemishes than treatments such as teeth-whitening and cosmetic tooth bonding. Dental porcelain is as durable as it is esthetically pleasing, and therefore, they can simultaneously address issues ranging tooth discoloration to tooth wear, damage, minor spacing issues, and much more.

They don’t require any special care

Once veneers are bonded to your teeth, they don’t require any special equipment to keep clean on a daily basis. For instance, brushing your teeth and veneers twice a day and flossing at least once should be enough to keep harmful oral bacteria at bay and reduce your risks of dental issues. Attending a checkup and cleaning appointment at least twice a year will prolong your veneers by allowing your dentist to routinely inspect them and your oral health for potential issues.

Ask Your Dentist About Cosmetic Veneers

The coolest thing about veneers is how easily they can transform your smile, even if you have a few cosmetic issues to deal with. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.