What Porcelain Dental Veneers Can Do for You
Dental veneers are a highly versatile cosmetic procedure. They can help if your teeth are:
- Poorly shaped
Dental veneers can help if your teeth are discolored. They can be better than teeth whitening because they aren’t limited by the natural whiteness of your enamel (which can be dingy)–they can get as white as you want. Plus, they work if you have teeth that aren’t responding to whitening because the stains are within the teeth.
Porcelain Veneers can also help build up teeth that are small, unattractive in shape, or have been damaged. Retained baby teeth and other small teeth can be made attractive and large. Also teeth that have an unattractive shape like peg laterals can be given a more attractive look. Damaged teeth can be fixed by repairing wear, chips, and cracks.
In addition, these can help if you have gaps between teeth, or if your teeth are crooked or crowded. They can reshape teeth so they sit straight against each other. This is why they are sometimes called “instant orthodontics.”
Veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure because they offer many benefits:
- Look natural
- Are fully customizable
- Can treat just one tooth or an entire smile
- Take just a couple visits
- Stain resistant
- Are long-lasting
They can be designed so that they perfectly match your natural teeth or so that they look different from your natural teeth, but they’ll still look natural together.
With veneers, you have complete control over the appearance of your smile. You can decide on the exact color, size, and shape of your teeth. This means you can make subtle changes or you can dramatically alter your smile. One of the choices you can make is whether you just want to improve the appearance of a single damaged or discolored tooth or if you want to get a transformative smile makeover.
And for all the difference they can make, you can get your dental veneers completed in just a couple visits. After you decide they’re right for you, you can have your new smile in less than a month!
But while veneers are quick, they are also very long-lasting. They resist stains from food, drink, and tobacco and they are durable against stress. Almost all veneers last at least 10 years, and most last more than 20.
What Are Dental Veneers?
How do dental veneers do all this? It’s simple, really: they are thin facades of advanced ceramic that we bond to the front of your tooth. They essentially replace the entire visible surface of your tooth. They can extend off the edges of the natural tooth, which means they can make the tooth taller, wider, and different in shape.
In the past, these were made of porcelain, which is why they were called porcelain veneers (and sometimes still are), but now they are made of advanced ceramics, which are as strong as your natural tooth enamel.
To make room, we usually have to remove some of your natural tooth enamel. This allows the veneers to fit on your teeth without making them look bulky or creating shelves that can trap food or shelter oral bacteria.
Considering A Change To Your Smile in St. Augustine?
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Do you think Porcelain Dental Veneers might be the way to address your concerns? Please call (904) 474-5444 today for an appointment with St. Augustine cosmetic dentist Dr. Stephanie Kinsey at Palencia Dental today for an appointment.