Porcelain veneers are thin shells custom-made to fit the front part of your teeth. Dental veneers are of two kinds; resin or porcelain. In terms of strength and durability, porcelain veneers are stronger and stain-resistant. The application of porcelain veneers is longer than composite resin, but so is the longevity and durability of the implant.
How does it work?
Porcelain veneers require local anesthesia to freeze the area. A thin layer of enamel is scratched off the surface of your teeth to make space for the veneers. After removing enamel, Kane and Kerper dentists in Oxnard will take a mold of your teeth to design porcelain veneers according to the shape of your teeth.
If your procedure requires up to 2 days, we may put temporary veneers on your teeth. Please note that temporary veneers are fragile and must be used with care when brushing or eating.
Who is a suitable candidate for veneers?
Porcelain veneers are not suitable for everyone. Your dentist may recommend an alternative procedure if:
- There is decay or periodontal disease in the gum.
- If a large part of your tooth is missing, the dentist may opt for crowning
- If the patient has a habit of teeth clenching or grinding. Grinding can cause porcelain veneers to fall off.
How durable are veneers?
If taken care of, porcelain veneers will last longer than a decade. At Kane and Kerper Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Oxnard, we use the best quality materials and ensure that veneers are bonded to your teeth using advanced formulas.
To prolong life, refrain from cutting and opening things from veneers. In case of minor damage, the damaged part can be replaced.