Taking pictures should be an enjoyable experience – one in which memories are made. Likewise, giving a speech or a presentation should be an opportunity to showcase your personality and to inform or motivate others through your words. However, if your teeth are keeping you from smiling confidently, veneers could be a viable option for you. Veneers feature porcelain – an ideal material to use in this popular dental restoration.
Veneers are thin shells that are tooth-colored and go over the front of your teeth. They are custom-made by your cosmetic dentist and are designed to improve your teeth’s appearance. Veneers can be used to alter the size, shape or color of your teeth. As a result, they are recommended for teeth that are chipped, worn down, discolored, irregularly shaped or misaligned; they also can close large gaps between your teeth.
Porcelain is durable and is less likely to stain, so porcelain veneers look attractive and last a long time. In fact, veneers can last up to 10 or 15 years with proper care, with some patients keeping their veneers for 20 years or longer.
The main reasons a veneer would need to be replaced by your cosmetic dentist is if the gum tissue around the veneer changes or wears down, or if something happens to the structure of the tooth carrying the veneer. Veneers have the advantage of being fracture-resistant; however, special care should be taken if you play sports or if you have a tendency to grind your teeth at night.
Veneers also reflect natural light, which makes them naturally luminescent like your real teeth. The procedure for getting veneers is relatively simple, requiring your cosmetic dentist to remove just a thin layer of your tooth’s enamel. Don’t wait any longer for your long-lasting “Hollywood smile”. Get in touch with us today to learn how veneers can boost your confidence and thus improve your quality of life.