The Art and Science of Porcelain Dental Veneers
If you have always dreamed of having a whiter, brighter, more beautiful smile, porcelain dental veneers (AKA porcelain laminate veneers) just might be for you. This minimally invasive treatment can result in a great smile, but like dental crowns, a successful outcome requires the skills and artistry of a trained cosmetic dentist experienced in applying porcelain veneers. The highly trained Doctors at Gables iSmile and professional staff have logged thousands of hours successfully solving patients’ dental problems that demand porcelain dental veneers.
In simple terms, dental veneers are luminous, ultra thin, delicate yet durable pieces of porcelain. The dentist layers them on top of natural tooth structure through an adhesive system. Applying dental veneers requires exacting preparation and minute contouring to create superior aesthetics, a beautiful smile, and heightened self-esteem.
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Dr. Kiani and his associates will conduct a dental exam to determine whether you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Typically, porcelain laminate veneers are the method use to solve structural or cosmetic dental issues such as:
There are two types of materials that comprise porcelain laminate veneers, including sintered feldspathic porcelain and pressable ceramic. Professional cosmetic dentists prefer these materials because the combination mimics natural teeth—luminosity, translucency, longevity, durability, and sheer beauty. Composite resins can also be used to craft veneers, but they are not considered the gold standard in the industry.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
The lifespan of a porcelain dental veneer depends on several factors. A highly skilled cosmetic dentist, such as Dr. Kiani and Associates, must correctly perform case planning; pay attention to established dental protocols; teeth preparation; selecting the correct ceramics; and choosing the best adhesive system and cementation methods for the dental veneers to last. But the longevity of porcelain veneers also depends on the patient. Fastidious oral health habits; regular dental care and professional cleanings; healthy dietary choices; and avoiding acidic and abrasive products that could crack or damage the finish all extend their lifespan. Studies have shown that, if maintained properly, porcelain veneers can last for 5 or 10 years—or longer. Composite resins, on the other hand, lack the same type of “long-term survival rates,” which is exactly why we at Gables iSmile favors ceramics.
How to get started?
If you are interested in improving your smile or simply need a second opinion and believe porcelain laminate veneers might be for you, then call the Gables iSmile for Cosmetic Dentistry at (305) 901-1441 or request an appointment through this website.