Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Wesley O. Lynch can explain the benefits of porcelain veneers during a consultation at our office in Ruston, LA, to help you choose the right cosmetic treatment. Veneers can conceal damaged or imperfect teeth to enhance the appearance of your entire smile. In most cases, they require only two office visits over the span of about two weeks. Porcelain veneers are durable and look natural, making them a popular choice among patients who wish to quickly address minor aesthetic imperfections.
A Fast, Effective Treatment
Both traditional porcelain veneers and LUMINEERS® offer patients fast and dramatic results, and require no recovery time. Once you and Dr. Lynch decide veneers are right for you, you will attend an initial appointment in which he make any necessary alterations to your teeth. Traditional veneers will always require the removal of some enamel. LUMINEERS® require less alteration, if any. Next, he will take impressions of the teeth, which will be used to create your custom veneers. After about two weeks, you will return to have your veneers placed.
Veneers are completely customizable to address a variety of imperfections or damage. They can be matched to the natural shade of your teeth, or to a newly whitened smile after a professional teeth whitening treatment. Porcelain veneers are resistant to future staining from drinks like coffee and black tea.
Patients who choose veneers enjoy a smile that looks straighter and more even. Veneers can last 10 or more years with proper care. This involves attending regular dental cleanings and exams, and practicing good at-home oral hygiene.
Porcelain veneers are durable and look natural, making them a popular choice among patients who wish to quickly address minor aesthetic imperfections.
Why Choose Veneers over Other Cosmetic Treatments?
Porcelain veneers offer unique benefits that can make them a better choice than other cosmetic treatments, depending on your goals:
- While teeth whitening can eliminate extrinsic stains (surface stains), they cannot address intrinsic stains, which occur in the deeper layers of the tooth. Patients can experience intrinsic stains due to genetics, certain medications, or having undergone a root canal. Many patients with intrinsic staining choose veneers, which can completely conceal all types of dental discoloration.
- Dental bonding is similar to veneers in that it conceals minor imperfections. However, it is important to understand that bonding does not last as long as porcelain veneers, and the results do not look as realistic.
- Orthodontic treatments such as braces are extremely effective for correcting both minor and pronounced dental misalignment. However, treatment generally takes a year or longer. With veneers, you can achieve a straighter-looking smile in as little as two weeks and two office appointments.
- Dental crowns cover the entire tooth, and as a result, they are incredibly effective for concealing a range of aesthetic imperfections, including intrinsic stains and inconsistent shaping. However, crowns require considerable alteration of the tooth. By contrast, veneers require minimal alteration.
Schedule Your Consultation
Veneers can be a great solution for a variety of cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Lynch can discuss your cosmetic goals and recommend treatments during an initial consultation. If the imperfections in your smile do not affect your oral health, and you wish to correct them in a timely and minimally invasive manner, our veneer options can help you. Contact us to schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Lynch.