Boca Raton Dentist Talks Veneers
Today I’m going to be talking about a popular cosmetic dentistry option—porcelain veneers. Last week one of my patients asked me why veneers are made of porcelain. When patients think of “porcelain” many of them think of dishes! In reality, the porcelain that our Boca Raton veneers dentists use differs from porcelain used for home goods in a few ways. Let’s talk about some of the reasons why porcelain is a great option for dental veneers.
The Strength of Porcelain
Porcelain is an ideal material for veneers because porcelain—once it has been bonded the tooth—mimics the strength of natural enamel. This allows veneers to work with your adjacent, natural teeth. This prevents your teeth from wearing down unevenly or prematurely. Bonded porcelain has similar elasticity and hardness to tough natural enamel.
So we know that porcelain is good for veneers because it is strong—did you also know that porcelain looks luminous? Porcelain veneers are crafted from translucent, multi-layered porcelain. This allows veneers to bounce and absorb light similarly to natural enamel. Veneers look white and radiant, blending seamlessly with natural teeth. Additionally, our Boca Raton veneers dentists craft veneers without dark metallic underlayment.
Porcelain is the go-to material for dental veneers because of its strength and lively, mutli-dimensional appearance. Time and time again, our Boca Raton veneers dentists have seen patients transform their smiles with dental veneers. I hope that this blog entry answered some questions about porcelain veneers. If you have any specific questions, or you’d like to discuss your dental options further please give us a call at (561) 705-0249.
Dr. Martin Polin, DMD & Dr. Carly Polin, DMD
2600 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431