Do you find yourself hiding your smile? Do you feel self-conscious while smiling because of how your teeth look? Well, porcelain veneers may be the next big thing for you. When it comes to dental cosmetic procedures, porcelain veneers are on the top of the list to bring your smile back to life. But, with a new procedure comes a bucket load of questions.

Here is what you need to know before taking the next step and deciding to get porcelain veneers:

Veneers Can Help Fix Cosmetic Issues

One of the main reasons that patients want veneers is to help with cosmetic issues that they may be facing. Veneers can change the color, shape, and size of your actual teeth.

Veneers help fix the following:

  • Chipping
  • Uneven or narrow smile
  • Spacing issues
  • Staining

Veneers Are Not Removable

They are not removable and stay put in your mouth unless they are removed by a dental professional. If you can provide your veneers with the proper amount of aftercare, routine dentist appointments, teeth brushing, and flossing, veneers can last up to 15 years.

It is advised that porcelain veneers are not a temporary fix to any cosmetic problem with your teeth.

Veneers Can Crack and Chip

Veneers are similar to teeth. They can chip and crack, so people need to be careful when wearing them. Grinding your teeth and biting on hard objects can easily crack veneers. While this is a possibility, it is fixable.

Veneers May Not Always Be the Answer

There are times when porcelain veneers may not be the solution to dental issues. In these circumstances, you may require other dental work to be done before considering or even getting veneers.

Problems that can occur include the teeth being worn down from grinding, large gaps, and poor gum health. Your dentist will provide proper guidance and recommend procedures that are the right fit for you in your dental health journey.

Are Veneers For You?

After considering the points above, have you decided that veneers are the right step for you? Putting your dental health first is the beginning step to establishing self-confidence. Put your smile first and book your appointment with Dr. Addario today by calling us at (619) 656-1788 or booking an online virtual appointment.