Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment super common both locally and amongst the famous, it’s no wonder that they’ve made it to contentious gossip territory. When you ask around, you may hear all sorts of stories and rumours about celebrity transformations, both praiseful and cautionary.
This is why many patients come to us with questions like “are veneers worth it really?” or “Do veneers ruin your teeth?”. To ease the confusion, here are the dentist-approved facts you should know about veneers and whether they are safe.
What are veneers: How do porcelain veneers work?
Dental Veneers are thin porcelain (also available in resin composite) shells that cover up damaged teeth or fill in the gaps if you have uneven spacing. They are also great for perfecting the size and shape of your teeth as well as naturally correcting discolouring.
Veneers are a safe, easy and pain-free treatment; after your dentist trims a little bit of your existing enamel, they attach to your teeth with special cement and are set firmly in place by the use of specialist lighting. Once affixed you will be left with a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Are there any risks while getting porcelain veneers?
Generally, anyone with healthy teeth and gums can get veneers to cover chipped, discoloured or misshapen teeth. If you have a severe condition like tooth decay or gum disease, you may still be able to get veneers after it is treated.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
They’re a long-lasting cosmetic dentistry solution but are porcelain veneers permanent? While you cannot wear your original veneers for a lifetime, they do last 10+ years as long as you maintain good oral health hygiene and get regular dental check-ups. On average, people who take good care will see their veneers last around 10-15 years with some cases lasting beyond 20 years.
You must remember that porcelain veneers are durable but not indestructible. Porcelain is glass and once bonded, can be as strong as a real tooth but it can also shatter or crack with excessive pressure. When your veneers become damaged or have reached the end of their time, your dentist simply replaces them.
Will veneers damage my teeth?
As long as your porcelain veneers are placed and treated by an experienced dentist, they absolutely will not damage or ruin your teeth. Porcelain is a stronger material than your tooth enamel – getting veneers can provide your teeth with further protection from wear and tear and prevent staining caused by grinding and erosion.
Should I get Porcelain Veneers? | Dental Veneers Mt Waverley
If you’ve been considering getting dental work to correct issues like discolouration, irregularly shaped teeth or gaps, then veneers may be for you. Book a consultation with one of our experienced Mount Waverley dentists to discuss your situation further. While we’d love to help you get your answer straight away, every patient is unique and the only way to know if a treatment is suitable for you is by getting evaluated by a dental professional.
If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, Mount Waverley’s Dentist@330 is here for you. We offer both porcelain and resin composite veneers and our expert team ensure that you get lifelike results with your treatment. Call our dental clinic on (03) 9886 5318 to find out more about Dental Veneers treatment in Mount Waverley today!