Porcelain Veneers: Remember The 3 L’s

3platebrickAs you’re approaching choices regarding how to best transform your smile into a much prettier looking feature for yourself, you will of course come across the exceptional benefits of porcelain veneers. When you find yourself heading down the path toward saying, “Yes” to this treatment, we encourage you to keep a few L-words in mind. If the process becomes a bit confusing, these terms will often keep you focused on the details that most commonly strike a chord with patients.

Long Lasting

Did you know that porcelain veneers may last ten years or longer? Though they seem delicate, they offer stain resistance, durability, and are easy to care for (just keeping brushing and flossing as always and seeing us for dental cleanings, too).


Remember that one of the major benefits of porcelain veneers is the fact that they look so lifelike and natural. How is this possible? Well, for starters, porcelain is similar in its esthetics to your dental tissue. It is slightly translucent (you can barely see through it) and it reflects light beautifully. Both details are similar to your natural teeth, so the finished product will look genuine.


Do not assume porcelain veneers are heavy in any way. To the contrary, they are extremely thin shells that have been made to offer gentle camouflaging to your smile without ever hinting that they are anything but natural. Thanks to their slim yet sturdy construction, we can place them flush against your teeth with only minimal preparation for a truly transformed finish.