When your favorite film star smiles, do you find yourself envying those perfect-looking teeth? Well, stop to consider that that celebrity smile could be the result of porcelain veneers. With cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers, you too can have a smile to be proud of.
About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers consist of several very thin ceramic layers which are bonded to the natural teeth with resin. To make room for the veneers, a tiny amount (less than a millimeter) of natural tooth enamel has to be removed.
Who Should Get Them?
Porcelain veneers can help anyone with discolored or misshapen teeth. They are also an excellent option for individuals who have broken or chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, and minor bite-related conditions.
Can Someone Tell if You Have Them?
No, a tooth with a veneer looks like a natural tooth, only whiter and more perfectly shaped. Also veneered teeth will not become discolored with tea, coffee, or tobacco stains. Veneers can transform even the dingiest looking smile.
Is There a Downside?
A procedure involving veneers is not reversible. Also, some short-lived sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures will probably be experienced immediately following attachment. Although porcelain veneers are very durable, it’s best to be sensible and not try to open beer bottles, crack nuts, bite your fingernails, or chew ice with your veneers!
If you are excited at the prospect of improving your smile, the first step is a cosmetic imaging appointment and evaluation with a dentist who is an expert in veneers. Your dentist will create a diagnostic mock-up so that you can “wear” veneers and see what they and any other recommendations will look like. For more information, please contact us.