Have you ever wondered how the Hollywood stars of days past and present got their smiles ready for those perfect close ups on camera? Porcelain veneers started in the late 20s as a way for on screen stars to temporarily get a white, straight and perfect smile for their films. Over time, veneers become more developed and eventually could be used as a permanent way to have a perfect smile. Nowadays, porcelain veneers are incredibly thin and stain resistant and can even last up to 30 years!
When taken care of correctly, porcelain veneers can last decades! Just as your natural teeth can become cracked or fractured from trauma, porcelain veneers can become damaged and need replacement. However, as dental technology has advanced over the years, they have become stronger than ever before.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most natural looking ways to repair and enhance your smile. Unlike your natural teeth, veneers are actually made to be stain-resistant meaning you can still enjoy all of your favorite drinks like coffee or wine that would normally cause problems for your teeth. Veneers can also fix misshapen teeth, gaps and minor crookedness.
Caring for your porcelain veneers is just like caring for your natural teeth but it’s even more important since you’ve made an investment in your smile and want them to last! Regular brushing and flossing is imperative to keep them looking their best! Make sure to keep up with at least twice a year dental exams and professional cleanings so they can be polished with special, non-abrasive products. It’s also important to remember to not use teeth as tools so you don’t crack or fracture them.
If you’re interested in learning more about porcelain veneers or would like to schedule a consultation to see how veneers could give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of, call us today at 623-748-5162.