As an effective cosmetic treatment for concealing minor chips, cracks, stains and gaps, porcelain veneers are one of the most popular forms of dentistry.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain shells that are bonded onto the surface of damaged, discoloured or misaligned tooth structure. This treatment is an extremely natural looking dental restoration that enhances a patient’s smile aesthetics. The porcelain material is formed to match your natural teeth colour and will remain non-obstructive to stains with the proper at-home care.
While porcelain veneers is a restorative treatment that offers health benefits, they are also used for cosmetic purposes. Cosmetic dentistry is currently the most popular form of dentistry. Porcelain veneers are a durable cosmetic treatment that blends seamlessly with your natural smile. With high-quality porcelain veneer treatments being made readily available to everyone, more patients are opting to restore their smile and dental functionality with porcelain veneers.
What risks are involved with porcelain veneers?
While porcelain veneers are an ideal restorative treatment to conceal dental concern, there are some inherent risks involved with treatment to the tooth and to the veneer itself.
Risks to the teeth
- Preparation for porcelain veneers permanently alters the tooth underneath the veneer.
- If the cement cover at the edge of the veneer wears down, tooth decay can form.
- Tooth irritation can cause “post-operative” sensitivity which may last for up to 3 months.
Risks to the porcelain veneer
- Damage (chips) can occur to the porcelain veneer.
- Severe damage to the veneer may require replacement.
What are the alternatives to veneers?
Alternatives to porcelain veneers include leaving the existing, natural tooth untreated or to place a composite restoration. Composite restorations remove decay but are limited as they are susceptible to stains and do not change the size or colour of teeth as effectively as porcelain veneers.
Dental payment plans
At Coast Dental, we understand that dental care can be costly and want to eliminate any financial restriction so all patients can enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile. This is why we offer payment plans for all our porcelain veneers patients. We are happy to offer our patients Denticare payment plans that are a completely interest-free solution.
Our dental professional will identify if porcelain veneers are a suitable cosmetic option for you and discuss an individual treatment plan.
Book a consultation with our friendly team today to discuss your treatment or payment plan.