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Porcelain Veneers - Manchester, NH

Transform Your Smile in Just Two Appointments!

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In the past, dental veneers never quite looked like natural teeth because porcelain was not the standard for veneers treatment. In fact, most veneers were only meant to be worn for a short period of time, such as being used by movie stars who only needed them to change their appearance for an upcoming scene. Now, not only can they be made to last many years, but anyone can take advantage of them! If your smile is filled with cosmetic imperfections, porcelain veneers are incredibly effective at hiding all of them at once! To learn more or get started, give our dental office a call today!

Why Choose Fromuth & Langlois Dental for Porcelain Veneers?

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin sheaths of dental ceramic that are designed to cover the teeth visible in your smile. Over the years, porcelain and dental ceramics have become more common in dental offices, largely for their esthetics. However, improved manufacturing has made them incredibly durable as well. On average, porcelain veneers, for example, can last over 10 years when practicing daily oral care. Keep in mind that in order for the veneers to look natural, a small amount of tooth enamel needs to be removed, making the treatment permanent once performed. We’ll always help you go over your cosmetic options.

Why Do Dentists Use Porcelain?

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It’s clear that porcelain is an ideal material for both esthetics and durability, but it’s not the only benefits you can expect from treatment. For one, dental porcelain is incredibly smooth, unlike natural tooth enamel. In comparison, tooth enamel carries an incredibly porous structure, making it easy for liquids to seep into. If you’ve ever consumed a richly-pigmentated food or beverage before, you’ve probably noticed your teeth turn the same color. This is because your tooth enamel’s many cracks and crevices have absorbed the substance. Without removal, this can permanently stain your teeth, causing it to turn yellow.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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Because of porcelain’s incredibly smooth texture, stains are less likely to adhere to your new smile. Stains can still seep into porcelain, but not nearly as much as it would on worn-down tooth enamel. As long as you brush after meals containing staining foods and beverages, you can keep your smile white for many years.

Furthermore, porcelain veneers can hide a number of imperfections at the same time, helping you save money on other cosmetic treatments. Along with hiding chips, cracks and permanent discoloration, porcelain veneers can even hide gaps that would otherwise require orthodontics to fix.

How Do I Care for Porcelain Veneers?

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Whether you have porcelain veneers or not, you should always be brushing at least twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste for a minimum of two minutes at a time. You should also be flossing to keep the sides of your restorations free of plaque and food debris. When consuming richly-pigmentated foods and beverages, whether it’s coffee, dark tea, pasta sauce or dark-colored fruits, it’s worth brushing or rinsing your mouth out with water. Additionally, do not under any circumstances use your teeth as a tool. While this is particularly true for natural teeth, using your mouth to open packages can cause them to chip or wear down. If you have any nervous habits that involve your teeth, such as biting on your nails, pens, pencils or ice cubes, make an effort to break those habits as soon as possible.

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