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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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Plumping for Porcelain Veneers: 4 Logical Reasons to Plump Your Lips With Porcelain Veneers

by Myrtle Banks

Thanks to popular celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Meghan Markle, full, alluring lips are in hot demand. This need is reflected in the wealth of lip plumping options currently available all over the world. The options range from lip plumping gels, lip fillers, lip implants, surgical enhancement and even lip tattoos.

However, because these lip plumping techniques directly alter your lips in some way, the results aren't always pleasing—or healthy for that matter. If you aren't fond of the idea of messing with your lips due to the risks involved, porcelain veneers might be a better option for you. Not only are they less intrusive, but they offer several other benefits too.

Porcelain Veneers Last Longer 

Plumping your lips with porcelain veneers works best if you get at least 6 veneers. This will give your lips an additional layer of support from canine to canine. One of the major advantages of veneers is that they can last up to 15 years. Lip fillers need to be redone every 6-12 months and lip tattoos for fuller lips generally last about 3 years.

The only comparable treatment is surgical lip augmentation, of which there are several types. A successful surgery can leave you with fuller lips permanently. However, if a surgical procedure doesn't produce the look you want, you may also be stuck with that for the rest of your life.

They Benefit Your Teeth and  Lips

No matter what you do to your lips, it won't make a difference to the appearance of your teeth. Porcelain veneers, however, will give you whiter, brighter teeth whilst giving your lips a little more fullness. Together, these two benefits will give you a pleasing smile that takes years off your face.

There Are Fewer Health Risks

Your teeth are much sturdier than your lips. That's why you can chip or break them and not notice for days or weeks. Your lips, on the other hand, along with your fingertips, contain more touch receptors than any other part of your body. This means that lip fillers and surgical treatments cause severe swelling and bruising that often lasts from a week to 10 days.

However, surgical enhancements and lip implants can leave scarring, cause bleeding and infections, and even cause severe infections.

Veneers Won't Change the Shape of Your Lips

If carried out by a skilled plastic surgeon, lip surgery can be a great success. Unfortunately, in some cases, patients' lips can end up lumpy or uneven. Moreover, patients may also end up with what is known as a "trout pout", whereby the lips end up bigger than they should be. Veneers won't do any of those things. They support the lips from within your mouth.

If the standard lip plumping techniques are not for you, consider getting porcelain veneers instead. Although the cosmetic dentist will need to remove some of the enamel from the teeth to be veneered, this won't be a problem because those teeth will be protected by your new porcelain veneers. For more information about porcelain veneers, contact offices like Care Dental.