Charleston dentist explains the advantages and disadvantages of porcelain veneers
Imperfections that occur on the anterior, or front teeth of the smile are highly noticeable. These problems can often cause Charleston, SC patients to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile. With the help of Dr. Andrew Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry, patients can speak to an experienced dentist who can make suggestions regarding aesthetic dentistry. For patients with this specific concern, porcelain veneers may be recommended. Our dentist explains the advantages and disadvantages of porcelain veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Ceramic facings that are created to bond over the front of a tooth and cover an imperfection are called porcelain veneers. Also referred to as dental veneers, porcelain veneers are created specifically for a patient based on the color, size, and shape of the existing teeth. By creating these restorations, patients can conceal chipped, cracked, or permanently stained teeth.
What are the pros and cons of dental veneers?
Patients interested in this treatment often ask about the advantages and disadvantages of these restorations. Below are just a few things to note when it comes to using porcelain veneers:
- Porcelain veneers are known to last longer than composite resin bonding, typically providing coverage for ten years or longer with proper care.
- Veneers are not as susceptible to staining as composite resin bonding repairs are, ensuring integration into the smile.
- Porcelain veneers require that the patient removes a thin portion of the natural tooth enamel, which eliminates the natural structure.
- Patients with porcelain veneers need to visit their dentist regularly for routine checkups, as the tooth structure underneath the veneer is still susceptible to the development of cavities and decay.
- Porcelain veneers are placed over the course of a few weeks, versus composite resin bonding which can be placed the same day
- While porcelain veneers cost more than composite resin bonding, they are longer-lasting and are often a wise investment for men and women.
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Charleston, SC area patients who are ready to work with a dentist to discuss the pros and cons of porcelain veneers can call (843)751 4262. Our practice accepts new and existing patients in the community who are seeking comprehensive care and aesthetic services to enhance the smile.
Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA - Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Dr. Andrew Greenberg completed his Bachelor’s Degree in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane University. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2009, where he portrayed excellent academic performance. He exercises his academic brilliance to the benefit of his patients every day. He grew up in a family with a dental background and showed interest in the field since his early days.