Porcelain Veneers Will Transform Your Smile and Your Life
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry solutions available in modern dentistry. And for good reason: Veneers are versatile. Not only do porcelain veneers hide a multitude of sins, their placement is utterly transformative. People who were once ashamed or embarrassed by their less-than-perfect teeth will discover that porcelain veneers make them look happier, healthier, younger, smarter, and even wealthier. Who knew that teeth – enhanced by one incredible cosmetic dentistry procedure – could be so powerful?
Achieve the Natural Look with Porcelain Veneers
One of the biggest concerns patients have about getting any sort of cosmetic adjustments to their teeth is whether the changes will look natural. Everyone can think of someone who has teeth that are too big or obviously fake, and no one wants to sport that look themselves.
The beauty of porcelain veneers is that they are contact-lens-thin pieces of porcelain, ceramic, or composite resins that are customized to fit over your natural teeth. The shape, size, color, and length are all designed specifically to complement your smile and your features. The natural look is a given with porcelain veneers done by an artist who understands the meticulous nature of this cosmetic dentistry procedure.
What Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
“Versatile” is a truly accurate representation of porcelain veneers and what they can do. Just some of the imperfections that can be hidden by veneers include:
- Broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Widely or oddly spaced teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Short teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Worn enamel
How Are Porcelain Veneers Applied?
The porcelain veneer process is nuanced and specific to every patient but, in general, there are steps that are taken for every person in order to help them achieve their beautiful new smile. First, an impression of the teeth is taken in order for a mold to be created. This mold is then used by the dental lab and master ceramicist to create customized porcelain veneers.
Everything from veneer size to translucency are carefully designed to blend in with your existing teeth and enhance your smile in a natural-looking way. Veneer design is an art form – even the shade of your natural tooth underneath the veneers must be taken into consideration so that the final color of the veneers looks authentic.
Veneers, once ready, are carefully placed over the front of the prepped teeth – in some situations, teeth will need to be lightly sanded and shaved to make room for the veneers. The treatment is not complete yet though. An artistic hand comes into play again as the veneers are meticulously shaped and nuanced so that they fit properly and look completely natural. Once the size and shape and placement are confirmed, the veneers are bonded in place, solidified, shaped again, and your bite is checked for comfort.
When taken care of, porcelain veneers can last for decades. As long as you brush and floss daily and keep up with your twice yearly dental exams and cleanings, your smile will pay you back tenfold.
The Many Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
If you watch any movies or television, or read celebrity-focused magazines, you’ll see big names sporting gorgeous teeth. But celebrities are not born flawless. They have personal trainers, chefs, styli
sts – and talented cosmetic dentists who they rely upon to complete their look. A great many celebs sport amazing teeth – but smile transformations are not solely reserved for the elite among us. Anyone can choose to invest in a smile enhancement made with porcelain veneers, no matter who you are, where you live, what you do, or how old you are.
Besides their obvious ability to recreate a person’s smile, porcelain veneers are incredibly strong. They will not discolor if properly tended to and are resistant to chips and stains (though you should still resist opening a bottle with your teeth or crunching on ice). Porcelain veneers are also a convenient cosmetic dentistry treatment. While veneers do take several dental appointments to complete, they are a far speedier smile enhancement than orthodontics if you don’t have the patience to wait for an aligned smile.
And, finally, if you are constantly in search of the foundation of youth, porcelain veneers may just be your source of magic. Not only will having flawless white and straight teeth make you look like the best version of yourself, veneers have the ability to slightly plump the lips and diminish fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Beautify your teeth and transform your life with porcelain veneers. Learn more about this amazing cosmetic dentistry procedure and how Dr. Shadi Krecht can be of service.