If you’re searching for the easiest way to perfect your smile, you’ve likely looked into porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can do almost anything to make your teeth look amazing. They can whiten your teeth, hide flaws like cracks and chips, change their shape, and even make your teeth look straighter. Aside from their amazing abilities, there are also several interesting facts about porcelain veneers you probably don’t know about.
1. Veneers First Debuted in the 1920s
After the First World War ended and before the Great Depression began, the US was enjoying the roaring 20s filled with economic prosperity. The 1920s gleaned of luxury design and fashion. With the rise of beauty, flair, and finer things in life, Hollywood actors started to bedazzle their smiles. In the late 1920s, Dr. Charles Pincus, a dentist in California invented the first porcelain veneers, which were more of acrylic caps that actors would wear over their teeth when filming movies. The acrylics were glued to the teeth and were easily damaged and frequently needed replacement.
2. One Size Doesn’t Fit All
No two smiles look alike. When you get porcelain veneers, you might have an entirely different treatment than someone else you know. You might only need two veneers to perfect your smile while someone else might need 14. Each veneer is custom-made to the perfect shape and color you need to enhance your smile.
3. Veneers Can Help You Stop Bad Habits
If you spend thousands of dollars on something, wouldn’t you do everything in your power to not damage it? The same logic is true with porcelain veneers. When a patient gets porcelain veneers, they will want to do everything in their power to protect their beautiful new smile! If you clench or grind your teeth, we can provide you with a custom night-guard to wear at night to protect your teeth and veneers from damage. You will also stop chewing on ice, pens, or anything else that could harm your veneers!
4. You Can Replace Porcelain Veneers
If you already have porcelain veneers and you’re unhappy with the way they look, you don’t have to stay married to them. Your dentist can remove and replace the veneers with a brand new set. Most veneers won’t last longer than 20 years so it’s likely you will replace them at some point anyway.