Despite the rise in popularity of porcelain veneers in the US, there are still a number of questions that patients typically have about the procedure. We hope the following is of help to those in Los Angeles considering them.
As we discussed in an earlier post, porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve the appearance.
These porcelain veneers are great for teeth that are discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, or that have gaps between them. Veneers in Los Angeles are great because they provide a natural tooth appearance, are stain resistant, and can be selected to make your teeth appear whiter. Results from patients are terrific for this procedure.
If you are interested in this, know that porcelain veneers typically last between 5 and 10 years. After this many years, the veneers would need to be replaced.
Porcelain veneers do not require any special care, although you should continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Although though porcelain veneers resist stains, your Los Angeles dentist may recommend that you avoid stain-causing foods and beverages. As an example, items may include coffee, tea, or red wine.
If you are interested in hearing about alternative to porcelain veneers, you should talk to your Los Angeles dentist about bondings and crowns. Costs of porcelains veneers vary depending on what part of the country you live in and on the extent of your procedure. Make sure to stay tuned for more from your Los Angeles dentist.