Veneers are a popular option for those looking to improve their smile, but many people worry that they will damage their teeth. The truth is, veneers won't ruin your teeth as long as they are installed correctly and you take good care of them. However, it is important to understand the different types of veneer preparation and how they can affect your teeth and the lifespan of your veneers.Porcelain veneers are a type of dental prosthesis that can be used to correct imperfections such as chipped, stained, misaligned, or unevenly spaced teeth. When done correctly, veneers won't damage your teeth.
However, not all dentists use the same technique when preparing teeth for veneers. Therefore, if a dentist aggressively prepares your natural teeth for veneers, it can dramatically change their structure and appearance.It is important to look for a dentist with advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and a conservative approach to preparing your teeth for porcelain veneers. Since tooth enamel can't grow back once it's been removed, many people assume that preparing for veneers ruins their teeth. But this isn't necessarily true.Traditional porcelain veneers don't damage your teeth, but they are a permanent treatment.
This means that once your veneers are in place, you'll have to keep them in place until they wear out and then you'll need to replace them. There is also the option of low-prepared or unprepared veneers which don't require as much enamel removal.Brian LeSage, DDS defines four types of porcelain veneer preparation and how they affect teeth and the lifespan of veneers. Many cosmetic dentists use biomimetics when working with a dental ceramist to make their porcelain veneers. This technique helps to ensure that the veneer fits perfectly and looks natural.In conclusion, porcelain veneers won't damage your teeth as long as they are installed correctly and you take good care of them.
It is important to find a qualified cosmetic dentist who uses a conservative approach when preparing your teeth for porcelain veneers. With proper care and maintenance, your new smile should last for many years.