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Plus, porcelain dental veneers are designed to be exceptionally durable. These treatments can significantly enhance the look of your smile for several years. At True Dentistry, we only utilize the highest-quality materials and most advanced techniques available to optimize your experience and outcome.

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Porcelain Veneers vs. Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns are both excellent options for creating a refreshing, radiant smile. However, each treatment was designed to benefit patients in different ways. Porcelain veneers are predominantly used for cosmetic purposes and only cover the front and side surfaces of a tooth to change its appearance. Alternatively, a porcelain crown covers the entire tooth to provide both structural reinforcement and protection, as well as an aesthetic enhancement. In many cases, if the tooth is severely decayed or damaged, a custom crown may be the recommended option over a porcelain veneer in order to more comprehensively address the tooth’s condition while simultaneously improving its function, health, and appearance. After assessing your cosmetic concerns, your dentist will be able to advise whether a porcelain veneer or a porcelain crown is more ideal for your dental needs and aesthetic goals.

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What Results Can I Expect with Porcelain Veneers?

The results of porcelain veneers will be exclusively tied to the individual needs of the patient and what goals that patient set out to accomplish. Generally speaking, patients seeking to address gapped teeth, chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, stained teeth, deteriorated teeth, or uneven and misshapen teeth can expect those issues within their smile to be resolved. Results from porcelain veneers typically last for many decades if the patient provides optimal care to their new smile. Maintaining proper check-ups with their dentist and keeping a strict oral hygiene routine can effectively prolong the life of porcelain veneers.

It is important to note that a porcelain veneers treatment cannot be reversed. In order for veneers to work and fit into a patient’s mouth, a tiny portion of tooth enamel is eliminated. Therefore, if the veneers are removed later on, the missing enamel would be evident. However, veneers can be replaced if there is a complication. Your dentist can detail the disadvantages and advantages of veneers at your initial consultation.

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How Successful Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are most successful when designed and performed by a skilled cosmetic dentist with many years of training and experience. According to multiple studies reported by the National Library of Medicine, porcelain veneers have shown a 91% survival rate over a continuous 20-year study, 93% patient satisfaction response after two years, and “excellent aesthetic results and predictable longevity of the treatment” when bonded directly to a patient’s enamel. The chances of achieving long-term success with porcelain veneers is also dependent on patients taking precautions when biting down on hard or sticky foods, and using a nightguard if they clench/grind their teeth while sleeping.

Why Choose True Dentistry for Porcelain Veneers?

Ensuring you are getting the best dental care possible when considering porcelain veneers is extremely important. At True Dentistry, our team is dedicated to providing professional care, accurate and timely results, and extended services that go beyond your treatment. Our primary focus at True Dentistry is in our name – we want the relationship and the results to be true to the needs of every patient. By maintaining innovative technology, industry best practices, and a primary directive for fulfilling patient needs, those who choose True Dentistry as their dental provider can expect our practice to meet or exceed their expectations. Starting at your initial consultation, our team develops a comprehensive dental plan that is tailored to your smile and followed throughout the entire process to ensure your goals are being met.

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Are There Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers can often be the ideal choice for specific cosmetic concerns; however, there are also other treatments that may provide good solutions based on individual needs and wishes. At True Dentistry, we offer many other procedures that may serve as appropriate options if a porcelain veneers alternative needs to be considered, including:

  • Teeth Whitening – Professional-strength teeth whitening treatments can provide brighter, whiter smiles with immediate in-office results. We also offer convenient at-home kits for a more gradual approach. These options may be recommended to address discoloration that is not severe enough to require porcelain veneers.
  • Porcelain Crowns – Crowns can restore the function and appearance of severely decayed or damaged teeth as a standalone treatment or as part of a dental implant procedure, root canal therapy, or a dental bridge.
  • Cosmetic Bonding – A durable, tooth-colored resin carefully sculpted to improve minor dental imperfections such as chips, gaps, and stains can be an exceptional alternative to porcelain veneers. Although the results typically do not last as long as porcelain veneers, dental bonding can address many of the same issues.
  • Invisalign® – Discreetly straighten misaligned teeth with a series of clear, plastic, removable trays designed for enhanced comfort while creating a beautiful, more uniform smile. Unlike porcelain veneers, Invisalign® is not an “instant orthodontics” procedure; however, it can be the right option for patients who have orthodontic issues that require comprehensive treatment but do not need traditional braces for successful results.

We will be happy to customize a plan that takes all of your needs into account.

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