Many Benefits Dental Veneers

If you have broken, chipped, stained or cracked teeth, you should know dental technology has improved to the point that these unsightly problems can be concealed. Whether you are worried about your physical appearance or the functionality of your teeth, dental veneers will alleviate your concerns. Let's delve into the many advantages of dental veneers.

A Quick Explanation of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers sometimes referred to as porcelain veneers, are thin ceramic shells connected to the front of the teeth. Veneers are custom designed for each unique patient's idiosyncratic teeth flaws. Porcelain veneers are comprised of complex materials that replicate the aesthetic of regular tooth enamel. These veneers are positioned over the front teeth that are visible when the lips part to form a smile. As long as your oral health is fairly good and you are willing to commit to taking care of your dental veneers with regular flossing, brushing and dental visits, you are a candidate for this smile solution.

Dental Veneers Improve Your Personal Aesthetic

Image is more important than ever. Like it or not, people really do judge you by how you look. Plenty of people will treat you better if you have a lovely smile, beautified with dental veneers. This smile solution conceals cracked, broken, yellowed, gaped and stained teeth. Dental veneers cover the entirety of the tooth. Those who cannot whiten their teeth for whatever reason will love the fact that dental veneers hide those unsightly stains. The dentist merely shaves off a thin layer of enamel from the tooth so fully customized dental veneers can be added to create a gorgeous smile.

Once your smile is enhanced with dental veneers, you will feel confident enough to be yourself when surrounded by others. You will not hesitate to laugh, eat, talk, yawn or do anything else that requires you to open your mouth in front of others. This is the confidence and peace of mind everyone craves and deserves.

Dental Veneers are Low-maintenance

It is quite easy to maintain your dental veneers. All you have to do is floss and brush your teeth at least two times each day. Be sure to use fluoridated toothpaste to fortify your teeth. Meet with the dentist on a regular basis to guarantee your mouth reacts in the proper way. It will also help to stop grinding your teeth. It must be noted composite resin veneers mandate more maintenance than the porcelain variety. If maintenance is your top concern, opt for porcelain veneers.


Porcelain veneers have the potential to last between a dozen years and upwards of nearly three decades. This lengthy lifespan is possible if you commit to basic oral hygiene. This means you will go at least a decade or longer with a beautiful smile made possible by your dental veneers.

Dental Veneers are an Immediate Solution

The majority of dental treatments take some time to correct the problem. Everything from braces to dental implants and other orthodontics require days, weeks or months to work their magic in full. Temporary dental veneers are added until the permanent veneer can be fully customized in a dental laboratory. It doesn't take long to add the permanent veneer. The entire process typically takes a week or two yet the temporary veneer will hold you over just fine in the meantime.

Why Porcelain Veneers are Favored Over Custom Resin Veneers

Dentists far and wide favor porcelain veneers over custom resin veneers for a multitude of reasons. As noted above, porcelain veneers have a comparably long lifespan. Patients who have significant discoloration, misaligned teeth or malformation will find porcelain is the ideal dental veneer material. Furthermore, the porcelain variety is favored as the gums are that much more favorable to porcelain that composite resin.

Those who have misaligned teeth or small teeth also favor porcelain veneers as they are built from a mold of the teeth and subsequently sized and fit in proportion to the teeth within the mouth. Finally, the porcelain variety really does replicate the look and feel of the natural teeth you were born with. You can open wide and no one will know your front teeth are covered with porcelain veneers.

Dental Veneers Do Not Require a Massive Time Commitment

There is a common misconception dental veneers require several trips to the dentist that chew up an egregious amount of time. In reality, dental veneers are quick, easy and simple. It is not difficult to put these corrective shells in place. The entire procedure is finished in merely two appointments. This treatment has the potential to last several decades or the entirety of your life yet you will spend hardly any time in the dental chair.

There is no recovery time after your veneers are put in place. You can exit the office and tend to your business without any restraints. You can go right back to work, home or elsewhere without worrying about whether your dental veneers will require attention.

Strength and Durability

Dental veneers are incredibly durable and strong. Regardless of the type of veneer you choose, you will enjoy tooth support that empowers you to eat and drink whatever you desire. This is the peace of mind and freedom everyone deserves.

You Can Finally Stop Worrying About Tooth Staining

Once your dental veneers are in place, you won't have to fear subsequent staining. Dental veneers, especially the porcelain variety, are resistant to stains. So go ahead and eat your favorite foods without worry. You can even drink coffee, red wine and other beverages that typically stain the teeth without worrying about sabotaging your smile.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Lance Ogata, DDS

Our dentist is here to clean your teeth, evaluate your oral health and beautify your smile with dental veneers. Reach out to us at (808) 707-7445 to learn more about dental veneers and schedule an appointment. If you prefer to contact us online, fill out our convenient online contact form and we will be in touch.