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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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2 Advantages Of Porcelain Veneers

by Alfredo Moore

For people looking to cosmetically alter their teeth, there are many different dental applications available. However, most of these options do not offer the versatility and effectiveness of dental veneers. Here are a few advantages of choosing porcelain dental veneers:

Veneers can correct a wide variety of cosmetic dental concerns during a single application.

Veneers correct blemishes and imperfections by covering them. A porcelain dental veneer is a thin piece of dental ceramic material that is attached to the front of a tooth. The natural tooth that lies beneath the veneer is not seen. Instead, only the perfectly shaped white veneer is presented.

Since dental veneers correct by concealment, they can be used to cover a crack or a chip in a tooth. In addition, veneers can allow dental patients to achieve the whitest color possible for their teeth, even if their teeth have permanent discoloration, such as that from a birth defect. Dental discoloration is hidden from view, and the shade of the veneers can be selected as it can with other dental applications, such as porcelain crowns.

Dental veneers can even be used to correct gaps or large interdental spacing. The spaces are covered as veneers, which may be slightly larger than the natural teeth that they are covering, are installed. Veneers can even help correct the look of a dental misalignment by hiding the crooked teeth. However, veneers cannot be used to correct a problem with a patient's bite.

Porcelain veneers are long-lasting.

Veneers tend to last from seven to 20 years or more. For people who need to have their veneers reapplied, it is usually due to changes in the gum line. As a person progresses in age, his or her gums may recede slightly. Veneers are fitted to the patient's gum line when the procedure is performed. Thus, if the gum line begins to recede, new veneers may be needed.

Dental composite material or bonding material can also be applied to the front of the teeth in a manner similar to veneers. However, since the resin material is more prone to chips and erosion, it does not last as long as porcelain dental veneers do.

To learn more ways that you may be able to benefit from the application of veneers, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in your area. He or she can be evaluate your teeth and determine the number and type of veneers that may be most suitable.

Talk to a company like Wallington Dental for more information.