By Wilmington Dental Associates
February 23, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

VeneersDental veneers, like the ones you can have done by your family dentist at Wilmington Dental Associates, are made out of a thin piece of porcelain. The porcelain can be either white or slightly off-white - whatever color will look most natural inside your mouth. Porcelain veneers mimic the natural look, feel and texture of your original teeth.

Porcelain veneers offer several benefits. They are very realistic and natural looking, so no one has to know that you have them. They can be used to correct a number of dental problems, including discoloration, slight crookedness, chips, cracks or gapping. They can even be used to change the shape of the teeth, making them look less pointy or short. Because veneers cover your original teeth, they can be used to cover a wide range of problems with ease.

Porcelain veneers are stain and cavity resistant. This doesn't mean that you don't have to take care of your teeth or that you'll never have to visit your family dentist at Wilmington Dental Associates again, of course, since the rest of your teeth and your gums still depend on you to take care of them, but it can help alleviate worries about how your teeth will look in the future.

Of course, porcelain veneers do have a few drawbacks as well. For one, the process is not reversible due to the fact that your teeth must be shaved down slightly in order to apply the veneers. Secondly, the process of getting veneers can require some time. It typically takes around a week until your new veneers are ready. Lastly, while veneers are strong, they can be brittle, so you will need to avoid actions that stress your teeth such as biting your fingernails and chewing ice.

If you are tired of seeing your chipped, gapped, misshapen or discolored smile every time you look in the mirror, stop hiding it and fix it! Visit your family dentist at Wilmington Dental Associates today to find out if veneers are right for you!

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