Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular types of dental laminates that you can use to brighten your smile. You can use these laminates to correct a wide variety of issues ranging from chipped teeth to gaps between the teeth. The question arises, why would you prefer porcelain to other materials when it comes to this procedure? Let us check out some of the reasons, as well as ways to make your porcelain laminates last longer.
Porcelain as a material lasts longer, even with regular brushing and flossing. You end up with white teeth for ages, without the need to replace the veneers often. This also reduces your overall expenses because you don’t spend money on replacing a broken veneer.
You get to retain the natural structure of your teeth. The procedure doesn’t destroy your teeth, leaving it intact. However, if your tooth protrudes, the dentist might be forced to perform some grinding to make the teeth uniform. Your teeth are also protected during the procedure, which makes it ideal for sensitive teeth.
The procedure adds a thin layer over your teeth, making them less sensitive, more natural looking and whiter.
The laminates take on the natural shape, size and color of your teeth. You can as well opt for another shade to match with your skin complexion or the color of your eyes.
How Can You Make These Laminates Last Longer?
To make sure the laminates work longer for you, apply the following tips:
Always Brush and Floss
You need to clean your teeth regularly to keep the teeth bonded with the laminates healthy. If by bad luck the laminates were not positioned properly, decay-causing germs cannot penetrate through and lead to dental caries or buildup of plaque, only if you keep the teeth clean.
Avoid Stain-causing Products
Tobacco, tea, and coffee are the primary causes of staining. Although porcelain is stain-resistant, these products might lead to darkening of the bonding agent, which in turn compromises the aesthetics of the teeth.
Don’t Apply Extreme Pressure
Although these laminates can withstand normal teeth action such as chewing and biting, they might not handle the extra pressure. Such high pressure might lead to damage or displacement of the veneer.
You can regain the appearance and function of your teeth by using these wafer-thin, professional Veneers. However, make sure you use a professional dental service to handle the procedure for best results. After fitting the veneers, you need to make sure you take good care of them to prevent them from breaking or being displaced.