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Porcelain VeneersYou may already know that a veneer is a thin covering over another surface. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They’re a great option if you have small chips in your teeth, stains, or gaps between your teeth that make you feel self-conscious. These veneers create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry today.

Porcelain veneers are a dental procedure that uses porcelain to change the look of your teeth. They’re made from a special type of tooth-colored material called porcelain. Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth and can be used to improve gaps between teeth, fix chipped or discolored teeth, and make your smile more beautiful. They’re also a great option if you want to dramatically improve your smile without having to undergo major orthodontic treatment such as braces.

The benefits of porcelain veneers include:

  • A natural look – porcelain veneers are translucent and blend with the rest of your teeth so that they look like a natural extension of your smile, not just like a piece of plastic on top of your teeth.

  • Durability – they’re very strong. Even if you bite into something hard, it won’t crack or chip like composite veneers can.

  • Ease of care – because they are so strong and durable, cleaning them is as simple as brushing twice a day and flossing once per day!

  • Comfort – because they are so strong and durable, they won’t cause pain or sensitivity when biting down on something hard like some other types of dental work can do over time (such as crowns).

Limitations of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers are an excellent way to cover up dental imperfections and make your smile look better. However, they do have some limitations. They are not as durable as other types of restorations. If you do not take proper care of them, they will break or chip. This can be avoided by brushing gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush, flossing regularly, and using a fluoride rinse after meals or snacks that contain sugar. Some people may be more suited for orthodontics than veneers if they have significantly misaligned teeth or a large gap between their front teeth.

Creating a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers

First, your dentist will prepare the surface of your tooth by removing some of its enamel. They’ll then shape it to create a new veneer to fit over the damaged part. Your dentist will place a mold of your prepared tooth in a tray containing dental cement. The dental cement will harden, and he’ll take it back to his office where he’ll trim it into a shape that fits comfortably over your tooth. Next, a high-speed drill removes any remaining enamel from the sides of your prepared tooth so that the porcelain veneer can fit tightly against it without gaps or spaces between them. Finally, he’ll trim away any rough edges until there’s nothing left but smooth contours where there once was only imperfection!

Caring for Your Veneers

Caring for your veneers is fairly simple, but there are a few things you should keep in mind.

First, be gentle! You don’t want to chip or crack them, so try not to put too much pressure on them when you’re eating or drinking. It’s ok if they feel a little wobbly—they’ll adjust after a few days.

Second, avoid hot liquids and foods. They can heat up and expand faster than your teeth, which could cause damage to your veneers.

Third, brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. And lastly… don’t forget to floss! Your veneers are just like any other part of your teeth—they need to be cleaned regularly!

Regular dental checkups remain just as important as ever to your oral and general health. Although generally are very strong they may not be able to withstand constant forces from chewing or biting into hard foods. If you grind and clench your teeth at night, a night guard might be a good option for you. Your teeth and gums will thank you!

Call Sun City Dental El Paso to set an appointment with our dentist to discuss your porcelain veneer options.