Do Veneers Strengthen Your Teeth?
A damaged tooth or teeth can cause aesthetic concerns and functional problems. If you experience discoloration, chipped, gaps, or cracked teeth, cosmetic dentistry treatments, like veneers, can help conceal these issues. In addition to restoring luster and beauty to your smile, they offer several benefits that can help your overall oral health. At Cosmetic Dental Studios in Manhattan, NY, Dr. Victoria Veytsman is an expert cosmetic dentist who can enhance your smile with porcelain veneers. Please read through our blog and schedule an appointment at our NYC facility with Dr. Veytsman to learn more about porcelain veneers for a luminous smile.
What do veneers do to your teeth?
If you have fragile enamel, this could weaken the tooth and cause it to break. Tooth enamel is a thin outer shell that protects the surface of your tooth. This extremely tough covering is one of the hardest tissues in your body. Unfortunately, once the enamel starts to break down, your tooth does not replace it. Veneers strengthen your teeth because of the durable porcelain material and because they bond directly to the surface of your tooth for extra support.
How strong are veneers?
With a daily oral care routine, biannual dental cleanings, and annual dental exams, your porcelain veneers can last for around 10 – 20 years. Veneers durability depends on:
- Practicing good oral health
- Avoiding certain hard or sticky foods
- Wearing a night guard to protect veneers from teeth grinding
- Using a mouth guard during high-impact sports or activities
While it does strengthen the enamel, your teeth are still susceptible to cavities because plaque can accumulate on the backs of the teeth and near the gumline. This process will happen regardless of your veneers. Luckily, to extend the longevity of veneers and maintain good oral health, they do not require any special cleaning methods. Brushing twice a day or after eating, flossing every night, and using mouth wash will prevent harmful plaque from building up.
What to expect from porcelain veneers?
During your consultation with Dr. Veytsman, she assesses your condition and creates a tailored treatment plan designed to address your needs. Your treatment plan may include additional aesthetic treatments, like teeth whitening. It usually takes two appointments to place your veneers. However, you may require additional sessions if we need to treat any cavities or gum disease before placing your restorations.
To craft your personalized porcelain veneers, Dr. Veytsman takes impressions and digital imaging of your teeth. Additionally, you and she will decide on the best color and shape for your veneers. After compiling all of this information, the measurements are sent to a dental lab for development. In the meantime, Dr. Veytsman prepares the teeth by filing them, which helps create space. Finally, she fits temporary veneers on your teeth until receiving your customized ones. Once the long-term set is ready, Dr. Veytsman carefully bonds them to your teeth and makes minor adjustments to ensure comfort. Patients receive detailed aftercare instructions before leaving, which include following a good oral healthcare routine, avoiding foods and drinks that could cause stains, and using non-abrasive toothpaste.
Schedule an appointment for porcelain veneers
Protect and love your smile with porcelain veneers. Dr. Victoria Veytsman is a skilled cosmetic dentist in NYC dedicated to helping patients rejuvenate their smiles and improve functionality. Please schedule an in-person or online consultation at Cosmetic Dental Studios in Manhattan, NY with Dr. Veytsman to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options.