Why is Porcelain a Good Material for Veneers?

Cosmetic Dentistry for Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, CA

 Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry restoration used to correct a variety of aesthetic imperfections in your smile. They are an excellent option to address issues such as:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Severely worn teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Discolored teeth

Veneers are made from dental porcelain. Porcelain possesses several important qualities that make it the ideal material for this dental restoration. Other resin-based materials that could be used instead of porcelain often fall short in many ways.

Dental porcelain mimics the translucent qualities of natural tooth enamel. As a result, your porcelain veneers will reflect light just like your natural teeth do, giving them a more natural appearance. In fact, it will be very difficult for others to notice the presence of veneers on your teeth.

Porcelain is also an ideal material for veneers due to its durability. When applied properly by a highly skilled cosmetic dentist, your porcelain veneers will last for many years and if properly cared for, should not chip or crack.

Another reason porcelain is used for veneers is due to its stain-resistant qualities. Your porcelain veneers will retain their original shade even after years of exposure to staining agents such as coffee, red wine, or cigarettes. In addition, Dr. Sands can match the shade of your veneers to the color of your natural teeth, ensuring that they blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Please contact Dr. Kevin Sands today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about porcelain veneers. Dr. Sands welcomes patients from Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles, California.