Nowadays, dental aesthetics is the most important facial aspect and dental porcelain veneers are the ideal solution to show perfect teeth. We invite you to know its advantages and disadvantages.

What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain dental veneers are very thin sheets made with this material, which individually are fragile but when they join the external surfaces of the teeth, they become resistant to fractures. These veneers are indicated to improve the aesthetics of the teeth that present some of the following problems:

  • Dental caries.
  • Dental fracture
  • Diastemas (teeth with space).
  • Change of color by medications such as tetracycline.
  • Teeth in a conical shape.

Advantages of porcelain veneers:  The dental veneers seek mainly to imitate the color of the other teeth, to give a natural look to your smile. In addition to aesthetics, there are other benefits related to its long-term durability, which you should know if you are interested in one of the most chosen treatments, which are:

  • Compatible with the organism.
  • Highly aesthetic.
  • Less wear in the preparation of the tooth.
  • Multiple colors to match your natural teeth.
  • Porcelain does not absorb fluids, therefore it does not discolor.
  • Greater resistance to wear.
  • Provide a natural appearance in the front teeth.
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Resistance to fractures.
  • Less possibility of filtration.
  • Return a healthy and bright smile.

Disadvantages of porcelain veneers: The cost of porcelain veneers will be high compared to simpler restorations such as amalgams or resins, even veneers made of resin. In the first days there is usually sensitivity in the teeth when drinking hot and cold drinks and foods, due to the carving of the tooth enamel; Do not worry, this will be reduced with the help of a desensitizing paste and, with the passage of days will disappear.  The number of sessions you need for the preparation and placement of porcelain veneers will be greater since the sessions will be divided into:

  • Prepare the tooth.
  • Imitate tooth color.
  • Take measures to send them to manufacture in the laboratory.
  • Place them in the patient.

A tooth whitening after the placement of the dental veneers is not indicated since the veneers will have the color of your teeth before the procedure. Therefore, we suggest that if you are interested in performing a whitening it should be before putting your veneers on. Finally, the only care you should have with your dental porcelain veneers will be to avoid biting excessively hard things or opening bottles with teeth, which could result in eviction or fractures that will be impossible to repair, where the only solution to this problem will be the manufacture of a new.  If you want a more natural smile, but still have doubts that veneers or what dental treatment is right for you, visit any of our clinics.

At Dental Health Centers we have experts who will offer you the best dental treatments to achieve maximum aesthetic satisfaction.