Your smile says a lot about you and how you feel about yourself. Unfortunately, if you are like one-third of adults, it could be saying the wrong thing. If cosmetic imperfections like discoloration, chips, or gaps have left you feeling insecure, you can get the smile that you have always wanted with porcelain veneers. Using a simple and minimally invasive procedure, you can achieve drastic, natural-looking results that will last.
Porcelain veneers have quickly become one of the most preferred cosmetic treatments because they can be used to correct an array of imperfections. By attaching the thin shells to the front surfaces of your teeth, your flaws are instantly hidden. This makes them the perfect solution for treating a diversity of issues, including:
When using porcelain to improve your smile, you will benefit from a minimally invasive procedure. Since it is thinner than other materials, less of your tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process. In addition, it closely mimics the appearance of enamel to look natural. Best of all, it is stain-resistant, so your new smile will stay bright.
Generally, if you have good oral health, you are a candidate for veneers; however, you will require a thorough consultation to ensure that they can correct your individual concerns. In addition, you must be committed to maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist regularly for a cleaning and checkup. To prevent damage to the veneers, it is best if you do not have certain bad habits, like using your teeth as tools or biting your nails.
With the right aftercare, your veneers can last for an average of 10 years, but it is not uncommon for them to last longer if you care for them properly. To promote their longevity, it is best to brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste. This is important, so you do not cause scratches to develop on their surfaces. In addition, do not forget to floss every night before going to bed.
To prevent your new smile from chipping or cracking, it is best to avoid biting into overly hard foods. You will also want to avoid using your teeth as tools, such as to open packages. You will also not want to chew on inedible objects, like pens, pencils, or your nails.
In addition to caring for them at home, do not forget to see your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. During your appointment, your veneers will also be checked to ensure that they are still bonded well to your teeth and undamaged. If one becomes compromised, it can easily be replaced.
Make sure your smile says the right thing about you. Contact our office today to see if porcelain veneers can help you.