02 Nov Give Your Smile a Makeover with Porcelain Veneers
In the last decade, cosmetic dentistry has grown tremendously, particularly in terms of using advanced technology for enhancing one’s natural teeth and creating more appealing smiles. One facet of this advanced technology is the use of porcelain veneers. Crafted from tooth-colored porcelain, dental veneers are thin shells designed to cover the front side of your tooth. They are made with hand-layered porcelain to the exact specifications of the patient. A popular cosmetic dentistry solution, veneers provide the renewed confidence that comes with a brand-new smile.
Porcelain veneers have many benefits, including:
1. They improve the appearance of your smile.
Generally preferred to dental bonding, porcelain veneers look just like natural teeth. Your friends and family will hardly be able to tell the difference, and everyone will love your new smile.
2. They are less invasive than crowns.
Porcelain veneer procedures are less invasive than other types of dental restorations, such as dental crowns. To make room for your porcelain veneers, your cosmetic dentist will need to shave ½ millimeter from the front surface of your teeth. While this may seem like a lot, keep in mind that teeth receiving dental crowns require more filing because the crown has to fit over the entire tooth. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are adhered only to the front surface that is visible to other people.
3. They are more stain resistant.
Porcelain veneers are popular options for patients who suffer from tooth discoloration. Depending on the extent and grade of the discoloration, teeth-whitening may not be an effective option. In these cases, porcelain veneers may be perfect for you. Not only can they help cover stains, but they’re also resistant to them!
In addition to the benefits above, porcelain veneers can be used to:
- Eliminate spaces between teeth
- Instantly whiten teeth
- Straighten misaligned teeth
- Improve the aesthetics of chipped or worn teeth
If you’re ready to transform your smile, you’ve probably been considering your options. To learn more about what to expect from treatment, schedule a consultation with me. I am happy to talk through and assess which options are best for you and your smile.