Enjoying the Durability of Porcelain Veneers

Once a patient with discolored teeth has been deemed appropriate by Kennewick WA dentist Dr. Walter G. Hadley during an initial evaluation as an ideal candidate for veneers, the next question to answer is which type of veneer material would be best for him/her. If time and cost are not restrictions, a patient may well opt for porcelain veneers over resin-based composite veneers.

Benefits of Getting Composite Veneers

Compared to composite veneers which may require just one visit for the fabrication, porcelain veneers require at least two appointments. This is so because porcelain veneers are fabricated in a dental laboratory making them likewise more expensive. However, the slightly longer waiting time and added cost are offset by the fact that porcelain veneers are more durable which make them last longer with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, not to mention avoiding any hard chewing or cracking of food items like ice.

The durability extends not just to the strength of the teeth but also as regards to the ability of the porcelain veneer to resist staining. With this resistance, the natural-looking appearance of the teeth is maintained longer by way of the translucent properties of the porcelain.

How Porcelain Veneers are Done

During the first visit, Kennewick dentist Dr. Hadley will:

• Examine your teeth and select your color shades. It is recommended that you actively discuss with him your desires and expectations the same way that he will also openly inform you about the corrective limitations of the procedure

• Trim the enamel from the intended tooth just enough to accommodate the thickness of the porcelain veneers without unnecessarily adding bulk to the teeth

• Take an impression of your teeth and mouth to make an extra replica upon which the model for the porcelain veneers will be made

• Place temporary veneers on your teeth, depending mostly on the amount of tooth surface enamel removed

So if you want to get those highly durable dental veneers to recreate your beautiful smile, get in touch with our clinic now through contact no. 509-591-0515 to book that initial session.

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