Porcelain veneers are the way to go if you are tired of your chipped and cracked teeth, and although you may think that dental veneers are way over your budget, stop and consider other cosmetic dental procedures that may be cheaper in the beginning, but end up costing you down the road.
According to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi, porcelain veneers can last well over a decade or more if good oral hygiene is practiced, and unlike dental bonding, which may need to be touched up or repaired in as little as five years, dental veneers are the better option if you want to save money in the long run.
Although dental bonding looks as natural as your own teeth, it is more porous than porcelain. If you enjoy red wine or tobacco, staining will occur. You still need to take care with porcelain veneers, but they will be more resistant to staining than cosmetic dental bonding.
Cosmetic Bonding can chip, crack, or break. Steer clear of those bad habits such as chewing on ice and pencils, and your bonding treatment will last longer.
Because porcelain veneers are made from high-grade porcelain, the thin sheets of natural looking porcelain will mimic the shine and polish of natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are less apt to stain and can last for years.
Just like cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers need to be taken care of. Don’t’ chew on anything hard and avoid using your teeth for anything else but eating. Never open envelopes or packages with your teeth as it can chip or crack your porcelain veneers.
If you have been dreaming about having a cosmetic dental treatment, but aren’t sure where to turn, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi. Dr. Ivan Smiles can give you a beautiful smile with affordable porcelain veneers that really will change your life.