How important is an attractive smile to you? If you’re anything like the participants in a recent study, you might give up vacations or dessert for a year just to have a nice smile.1 This same study also reported that a staggering 40% of Americans wouldn’t go on a second date with someone who had crooked teeth. A crooked smile can even jeopardize your chances of getting your dream job!
While these statistics are alarming, the good news is that a dentist who is exceptional at cosmetic dentistry can help your perfect your smile quickly and painlessly.
One of the best ways to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of is with porcelain veneers, also referred to as dental veneers, or dental porcelain laminates. They have a real-looking appearance and are a popular way to achieve a perfect smile.
How Dental Veneers Work
Dental veneers are custom made to fit over your natural teeth. They’re like thin shells that cover each tooth individually. The veneers are made out of either a composite resin or porcelain that is crafted to look identical to natural tooth enamel.
The veneers are permanently bonded to your existing teeth, and your dentist will expertly trim, place and color the veneer for a smile that is sure to impress. Dental veneers adhere to the tooth with special cement, and the dentist uses a light beam that activates the cement so it hardens and sets in place.
Getting veneers does not hurt, as the patient is numb during the veneering process. When the numbing wears off, there is typically no, or very little, discomfort. There may me mild soreness in the gum or jaw if more than eight veneers are placed in a single procedure.
What Makes a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers
Anyone with a smile they’re not happy with would be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers. Particularly, those with discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, chipped teeth, or tooth decay would benefit greatly.
Veneers are also a good idea for someone who has a small imperfection they’d like to fix because veneers can also be used to fix a single tooth or an entire mouthful of teeth. They’re also highly desirable among those who want to permanently whiten their smiles.
Porcelain veneers are also an excellent choice for people who want straight teeth but don’t want to wear braces or aren’t eligible for Invisalign or a similar process.
Benefits of Veneers
One of the most important benefits of veneers is that they look so natural that it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and someone’s actual teeth. They’re also stain-resistant, which is a major benefit for those who drink coffee, tea or smoke cigarettes.
Veneers are widely considered the best way to fix minor tooth imperfections quickly and painlessly.
Another reason people opt for veneers is that they are a way to whiten teeth for people whose teeth resist traditional whitening procedures.
Complimentary Dental Veneer Consultation
To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, it’s important to speak with a dentist, who will discover your dental goals, evaluate your options and make a recommendation that’s appropriate and individual to your needs.
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