Porcelain Veneers are an advanced cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to give you a more balanced, brighter and more beautiful smile. They can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are gapped, unevenly spaced, misaligned, crooked, discolored or otherwise unattractive. The process involves laminating extremely-thin, custom shells made of porcelain to the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance. With porcelain veneers, you can achieve the million dollar smile you have always dreamed about, without the time and hassle involved in other treatments such as traditional metal braces.
Porcelain veneers do represent a significant investment and since they are a cosmetic dental procedure, they are not covered by most dental insurance plans. If you have invested in porcelain veneers, it is important to care for them properly to protect your investment and to enable them to last as long as possible. With proper care, a set of porcelain veneers will last between ten and fifteen years.
If you have porcelain veneers, it is important to floss your teeth at least one time daily and to brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice daily. You may also want to brush after meals, especially if you have eaten foods that are more likely to stain your teeth (red wine, coffee, tea, red sauces, berries, etc.). You may also want to rinse with a mouthwash daily. If you do enjoy beverages such as coffee, tea and red wine, drinking them through a straw will decrease your chances of staining your porcelain veneers. Since porcelain veneers are more fragile than natural teeth, you will want to avoid chewing ice or eating hard candies. It is also vitally important to visit your dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and exams.
To find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers or to get more information about their care, please contact Pure Dental Health in Atlanta. Pure Dental Health offers a full range of cosmetic dental services including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, adult braces and more.
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