Dental Veneers: An Innovative Solution for Your Dental Needs

Dental VeneersWhy select dental veneers to fix your teeth?

Dental veneers are an extremely innovative and adaptive form of tooth correction. They have made their mark among patients looking for a faster, less expensive way to correct problems with their teeth. In addition to how quickly they can be placed and the fact that they are not as expensive as some other dental treatments, dental veneers are very versatile. They are used in any number of corrections, including some issues with the bite. Typically, however, dental veneers are used to correct enamel on teeth that has become damaged or discolored. People with cracks, chips, or breaks in their teeth are often the best candidates for veneers. Similarly, there are patients who are not able to whiten their teeth to the shade they want with traditional whitening solutions and so turn to porcelain veneers.

Dental veneers are also known as porcelain veneers because they are essentially an ultra-thin piece of porcelain that has been shaped to fit a specific purpose on the tooth. The best way to understand how dental veneers can help you and to get all of your questions answered is to sit down face-to-face with a dental veneers expert. We recommend this kind of conversation to all our patients, because when you choose a treatment that is permanent in nature, you want to ensure you have all the pertinent information about it. Veneers are considered permanent because they are adhered to the teeth with a dental cement after a portion of the enamel, usually the discolored, decayed, or damaged part, has been shaved away.

We use porcelain to make veneers because when you are making a prosthetic or any device that has to be part of the normal bodily functions, it has to meet certain key criteria. Porcelain is one of those substances that made it out of engineering and into the field of medicine because it has some of those key components we are looking for. Another material that has made it big in the world of dentistry is titanium, which is used to make dental implants. There are three things that porcelain brings to the equation. First, it is extremely biocompatible.Biocompatibility refers to the ability of a material to meld with the body. If a body rejects a device because it does not “like” the material, it would be costly and uncomfortable to replace it, so it is critical to use materials that have proven to be perfectly compatible with the body. Porcelain meets this criterion. Insolubility is also key when it comes to having a device placed in the mouth. The mouth is a hostile environment for enamel and any device placed into the mouth. This is because the mouth has natural bacteria, bacterial acids, and saliva all working in a part of the body that starts the digestive process. This means porcelain must not dissolve, which it, fortunately, does not. Finally, dental veneers are used on the front-facing part of the teeth. Porcelain can be stained to look exactly like your teeth, once again making it the perfect material from which to fabricate dental veneers.

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