What Will My Porcelain Veneers Look Like?
The porcelain / glass-like ceramic that forms porcelain veneers closely resembles
natural tooth enamel. This is because, much like real beautiful tooth enamel,
porcelain veneers are highly translucent. When light strikes a natural tooth’s
surface, it is not immediately reflected off. Instead, it penetrates the tooth
enamel and reflects off the opaque tooth dentin that lies just beneath. This
translucent effect is what gives teeth their luster. By replicating this, porcelain
dental veneers provide patients with bright, natural looking smiles.
Porcelain dental veneers can also cover and repair cracked and chipped teeth.
Because porcelain veneers are custom made and fitted to your teeth by a skilled
cosmetic dentist, you can customize and improve much more than just the color
of your teeth. Crooked and chipped teeth can have their appearances improved
to give you a beautiful new smile. Any broken teeth can be repaired using dental
crowns, or caps, that can be color matched to your dental veneers.
Care for Dental Veneers
Dental veneers require the same regular and consistent home and professional
dental care as your natural teeth.
1. Brush after eating and before bedtime around the crown with a soft toothbrush,
especially where the veneer meets the gum line.
2. Floss at least once to twice a day. Use the proxy brush or floss threader
to remove plaque under and around these areas to maintain good oral hygiene.
3. Rinse with fluoride rinse before bed. Swish the fluoride rinse vigorously
in your mouth for at least one minute. Do not swallow any of the rinse and
do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes
4. Be careful about chewing toffees, gum, grainy rolls and tough food in this
5. See your dentist for regular professional check-ups and cleanings