Dallas Smile Studio’s Dr. Lin Explains Porcelain Veneers

Written by Dr. Lin on Jul 19, 2011

Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are both fairly recent developments in Cosmetic Dentistry, and many patients come to me asking for information about both applications. Either will provide an attractive and durable alternative to chipped or discolored teeth, but both have their own distinct properties. Today I’d like to explain the benefits of using porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers look like your own teeth
To start with, porcelain veneers are very natural looking. Also called dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of teeth to create a cosmetic improvement.

Since porcelain veneers are glass-like in nature they have a unique advantage over other cosmetic bonding techniques because they are a translucent material. When a porcelain veneer is bonded onto a tooth’s surface by Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentist, it will closely mimic the light handling characteristics of dental enamel. This translucent quality provides one of the great advantages of using porcelain veneers – their surface creates a natural-looking, bright smile. In fact, porcelain veneers are so natural-looking that they are virtually undetectable, and most people won’t realize that you’ve had any type of cosmetic procedure at all.

Veneers made of porcelain are stain resistant
Your natural teeth can become worn and pitted with age, creating microscopic spaces for stain-producing foods like red wine and caffeine to cling to. This staining builds up over time and can create a dull-looking smile. Porcelain veneers have the benefit of being highly stain-resistant because of their smooth, glass-like finish. This means you will be able to continue to enjoy all your favorite foods without the worry of staining. The process takes only a few visits, and once your porcelain veneers are applied by the Dallas, TX Smile Studio you will be delighted with your beautiful, bright new smile.