It's not unusual to want whiter teeth. However, some people think that dental bleaching is the only whitening option available. Porcelain veneers can also be use to whiten the teeth. Here are a few reasons to choose porcelain veneers to brighten your smile:
Porcelain veneers work for every type of discoloration.
Dental bleaches don't always work. Sometimes, dental staining is so severe that the desired tooth shade cannot be achieved using dental bleach. In addition, some types of tooth discoloration are not due to staining from foods or drinks that the patient has ingested. Some patients suffer discoloration due to a birth defect, the ingestion of a certain medication or even tooth damage from trauma.
Since porcelain veneers do not chemically remove stains, they can lighten any teeth, including those that cannot be bleached due to dental sensitivity. The veneers whiten through concealment.
A dental veneer, which is a thin sliver of material, such as dental composite or porcelain, is applied to the front of the teeth. A porcelain veneer is the most natural-looking due to its translucency, which makes it look like natural tooth material. Once the veneer is in place, the underlying tooth and its imperfections are hidden. An observer only sees the perfectly white veneer.
Veneers can correct other cosmetic dental issues as they whiten the teeth.
Sometimes, a discolored tooth has additional issues, such as cracks or chips. The tooth may even be misshapen or misaligned. Once a porcelain veneer is in place to cover a tooth, not only is the discoloration of the tooth corrected. The overall look of a tooth is perfected. Thus, people who suffer from yellowed teeth that are also misshapen can have the shape and color corrected during a single application of veneers.
Veneers are priced per tooth.
If dental discoloration is only affecting specific teeth in your mouth, you can have porcelain veneers applied to those specific teeth only. This is important because veneers are priced per tooth. Thus, instead of having an extensive process performed on teeth that are not cosmetically blemished, you can simply target the teeth that you would like to have whitened.
The cost of porcelain veneers is usually between $925 and $2,500 for each tooth. However, you are unlikely to need the veneers replaced in a short period. Porcelain veneers generally last 10 to 15 years.
If you are interested in having porcelain veneers applied to whiten your teeth, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in your area. For more information about cosmetic dentistry, contact a dentist in your area.
I grew up in a home with parents who did not insist on good dental hygiene. By the time I was old enough to know better, some damage had already been done. I had many cavities, crooked teeth, and some discoloration on my teeth. I knew it would not be easy to take my smile from where it was to where it is today, but I was determined to finally have nice teeth. I visited a dentist who was very nice and never judged me. We made a dental plan together. Spreading the procedures out over time made it much easier to afford them. I now have almost perfect teeth after all that hard work! I created this blog to help others who have dental problems that stem from bad childhood habits know there is hope! It is never too late to start seeing the dentist!