Spokane Cosmetic Dentist Explains the Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

Written by Dr. Collins on Nov 29, 2011

As new materials and equipment become available, modern cosmetic dentistry has moved forward with its own advances. The benefit for the patient is that cosmetic dentistry can now provide many options not available a few years ago. Dental Veneers are one alternative for attaining a beautiful smile makeover. Porcelain veneers in particular can cosmetically transform teeth that are stained, chipped, or slightly misaligned while providing other benefits such as:

Porcelain Veneers Look like Your Natural Teeth

Until recently, the only cosmetic dental bonding materials available were semi-translucent. The use of this material in veneers created a definite cosmetic improvement but lacked the luster of natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front side of your teeth, creating a cosmetic improvement. Because Porcelain veneers are formed from a translucent material, when a veneer made of porcelain is bonded onto a tooth’s surface by Spokane Cosmetic Dental Care, it closely mimics the light handling characteristics of dental enamel. This translucent quality provides one of the great advantages of porcelain veneers – a completely natural-looking, bright smile

Veneers Made of Porcelain are Stain Resistant

As you age, your natural teeth can become worn and pitted, creating microscopic spaces for stain-producing foods like red wine and caffeine to cling to, building up over time and dulling your smile. Porcelain dental veneers have the advantage of being highly stain-resistant because of their smooth, glass-like finish. Once your veneers are applied you will be delighted with your beautiful bright new smile, without having to worry about staining as you would with your natural teeth. Application of dental veneers is generally pain free and takes only a few visits to your cosmetic dentist.

There are many products and treatments available to Cosmetic Dentists that were not available just a few years ago. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your teeth, contact your Spokane or Cheney Cosmetic Dentist today for a free consultation to discuss the best treatment for your particular situation.