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Thanks to Dental Veneers Say Goodbye to the Smile You?ve Never Liked

Your teeth are healthy enough, but hey just don’t make a great impression. If you’ve always wanted a more beautiful smile, porcelain veneers are excellent way to get a smile you’ll love without major changes to your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers: Elegant Strength

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. In order to place them, the dentist prepares the tooth by shaving off about half a millimeter of tooth enamel from each tooth.  This makes room for the veneer and prevents the tooth from becoming too thick.

Porcelain Veneers may be thin, but they are made from durable, strong materials engineered to look exactly like natural teeth. In fact, each veneer is custom shaded and shaped to look completely natural. Veneers remodel teeth and can close small gaps and reshape teeth and smile lines.

Porcelain Veneers: Long-Lasting Beauty

Today’s veneer materials are long lasting and don’t become opaque with time like we see with old crowns. Veneers are more resistant to staining than cosmetic bonding or even natural teeth. Veneers provide great esthetics for years to come. While we see veneers lasting more than 25 years, patients replace their veneers, on average, once in their lifetime.

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What about Snap-on or No Prep Veneers?

Everyone wants “Snap-on” or “No Prep” veneers to work. No drilling. No bonding. Just make new teeth and snap them in place for a gorgeous new smile! It sounds too good to be true and it is. If Snap-on veneers were as great as they are supposed to be, I could sell them all day long. Unfortunately, they are cheap for a reason.

First, those snap-on veneers make your teeth and lips bulky. We mentioned earlier that the reason we remove a small amount of tooth enamel when we prepare a dental veneer is to prevent the tooth from getting too thick. To understand what we mean by too thick, imagine somebody with a fat lip.

Second, Snap-on Veneers get loose because they can’t be bonded or hooked in place without drilling or damaging the anchor teeth. Have you ever tried to bite into anything with wiggling, thick teeth? No fun.

The mouth is a fine-tuned part of the human body. The tongue, lips and jaws are sensitive to tiny differences in movements. When the teeth are suddenly half a millimeter or more thicker, it changes how the face looks and it also affects a person’s ability to talk, chew and smile normally.

Important: Don’t get dental veneers without a bite analysis!

Porcelain Veneers sometimes get a bad rap for being “too fragile” or “too easy to chip off.” However, when they fail, it’s often because the dentist didn’t do a complete bite analysis before and after designing and placing the veneers. Having said that though…

BEWARE! If you are opening beer bottles with your teeth or trying anything else that would be equally dangerous to your natural teeth, don’t expect me to take the blame. However, if you’re just biting into a sandwich (no olive pits) or smiling and a veneer pops off or breaks, the first thing that comes to my mind as a dentist is that your bite wasn’t balanced and was probably exerting too much force on the dental veneer.

A bite analysis is a critical part of every restorative procedure. If you have a new filling, crown or veneer and you notice in the first couple weeks that it feels “different,” maybe it feels “thicker,” “bulgy,” or “high,” it’s worth bringing to your dentist’s attention. Sometimes new restorations unexpectedly alter your bite and it is critical to get things re-balanced in order to protect restorations and teeth and help them last as long as possible.

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