Porcelain Veneer Investment: How to Protect It | Dr. Ruth Bailey

You have options with cosmetic dentistry. Each treatment gives you the opportunity to improve your health, your appearance, or both.

Let’s talk about veneers.

Dental veneers are thin shells that transform the appearance of your teeth. Your veneers can be designed to match your natural tooth color.

Porcelain veneers can treat:

  • Teeth that are dull looking or stained
  • Teeth that are crooked or crowded
  • Front teeth gaps
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth

Veneers can permanently replace other cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening. Your veneer treatment will most often be completed in two dental appointments.

The best way to determine value

Veneer treatment costs vary. But the long term value to your health and appearance is high.

It’s also important to consult with your insurance provider (if applicable) before you accept treatment. This will determine your coverage options.

Weigh your tooth imperfections and their impact on your health and appearance too. This will help you understand the comparative value of veneer treatment to cost.

Do this to protect your investment

An investment in your dental health is no different than any other investment. It’s vital to protect it and assure the long term effectiveness of your decision.

Prioritize your preventive dentistry routine. Daily brushing and flossing plus professional teeth cleanings two times per year are essential following veneer treatment.

A night guard can also be recommended to protect your veneers. This is necessary if you experience any bruxism (teeth grinding).

Monitor your use of foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine. These can stain your veneers over time.

Proper care can help your veneers to last up to 15 years.

Contact your Knoxville dentist about cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an examination to discuss porcelain veneers.

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