The changing of the year is a time of renewal for many people, fresh starts and putting their best foot forward. If your smile has held you back, perhaps it’s time to consider a dental upgrade.
Few of us are born with Hollywood smiles. Even your favorite stars need to make an effort to obtain and maintain that silver screen glitz, and often they turn to dental veneers to fix those little imperfections that detract from the perfect smile.
It might surprise you to know just how many flaws porcelain veneers can address. These aren’t simply a “fresh coat of paint” over your existing teeth. They’re a custom-designed, custom-fitted dental solution used to create the ideal pearly whites projecting your image and confidence.
How porcelain veneers work
There’s no artificial material out there that better mimics the appearance and durability of natural tooth enamel than porcelain. Amazingly strong and yet wafer thin, veneers made of porcelain fit over your existing teeth. A small amount of your tooth enamel gets removed for every tooth receiving a veneer, and then impressions are made so that the dental lab making your veneers has an exact replica of your mouth.
Once your veneers are ready, cleaning and etching prepare your teeth for the veneers, and after any final trimming and adjustments, they’re cemented permanently in place. You’ll likely have a follow-up appointment a week or two after your veneers are place, to verify their fit and function.
The benefits that porcelain veneers can add
Perhaps the most vividly obvious improvement is the whiteness of your smile, should you choose to cap your visible teeth with brighter veneers. However, if you choose to have only a few teeth done, your veneers can be matched to your other teeth for a totally even and natural appearance.
Veneers can address several other cosmetic concerns beyond whiteness. Adding veneers to adjacent teeth can fill gaps you have, and uneven teeth can be altered for a more uniform appearance.
You can even change the shape of your existing teeth. For instance, rounded teeth often seem more feminine, while square teeth are more masculine. You can choose how you want yours to look.
Veneers offer support to your teeth
If you have chipped or cracked teeth, veneers may be just the technique to correct these issues. Mild to moderate tooth damage is not only visually improved; the strength of porcelain bolsters the damaged tooth, protecting it against future deterioration.
Veneers and crooked teeth
While orthodontic treatment is typically necessary for major teeth alignment work, veneers can sometimes reshape your teeth so that minor misalignments disappear. While not everyone is a candidate for this treatment, you may be surprised at what veneers can accomplish.
The dental care specialists at Meadowbrook Dental Care regularly fit porcelain veneers for their patients seeking to improve their smiles. You can schedule your consultation by calling the office or using the Book My Appointment Now tool on the website. You’re only a few visits away from your ideal smile.