For many patients, porcelain veneers evoke thoughts of a “Hollywood Smile” that may not be their ultimate cosmetic goal!
However, porcelain veneers can offer many benefits and in the right circumstance provide patients with the treatment option that best suits their specific dental issue.
New Bern cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Stephen Hoard recommends porcelain veneers for a variety of reasons, both cosmetic and dental health related.
Dental veneers in general are often an option for changing the appearance of the natural smile, solving minor cosmetic problems such as chipped or damaged teeth, gaps between teeth, discolored teeth or crooked teeth. There are several types of dental veneers that are fabricated from different materials, each offering varying levels of durability and longevity. They also require different amounts of tooth preparation, with porcelain veneers requiring the most but offering the longest lasting results.
Porcelain veneers are made from thin, translucent materials that are highly stain resistant, durable and reflect light in the same way as the natural teeth. These qualities are what make them the treatment of choice for patients seeking more permanent results. Although more costly up front, porcelain veneers can last for years to come with proper oral hygiene and dental care while other types of dental veneers will need to be replaced at some point and may not be as stain resistant over time.
Dr. Hoard will perform a thorough exam and discuss your personal goals before recommending treatment. Questions about porcelain veneers? Contact Dr. Hoard and schedule a consultation.