Your smile says a lot about you and how you feel about yourself. If you are not in love with the appearance of your teeth, your insecurities will show in your confidence and your social interactions. If you were born with a less than attractive smile or if poor oral hygiene habits in the past have hurt how your teeth look, you do not have to live with the results. At Ponderosa Dental Center, we can help you achieve your dream smile with porcelain veneers.
How Can Porcelain Veneers Help Me?
Porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments because they are versatile while producing natural-looking results. By attaching thin shells to the front side of your teeth, you instantly cover imperfections while improving their color, size, shape, and proportion.
Veneers can be used to correct an array of issues. Often, they are used to cover dark tooth discoloration that will not respond to traditional whitening treatments. Your teeth will instantly become brighter with results that will last because porcelain is stain-resistant.
In addition to covering discoloration, they can also be used to cover chips and cracks. They can also resolve gummy smiles by making your teeth appear longer. In some cases, they can even be used as an alternative to braces by covering minor alignment issues, like gaps between your front teeth.
How are Porcelain Veneers Different?
Porcelain has become the preferred material because it offers several benefits that are not possible with more traditional materials. Porcelain very closely mimics the appearance of enamel to provide natural-looking results. In addition, it allows the veneers to be thinner, so less of the tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process. This allows the procedure to be minimally invasive.
What Can I Expect During the Treatment?
After an initial consultation, we will create a customized treatment plan. To begin, we will clean your teeth and prepare their surfaces for bonding. This involves removing a small amount of enamel. We will then take impressions, which are needed to create your custom-made veneers. A dental lab will make them to meet your exact specifications, including their size, shape, and color.
While you wait for the dental lab to make them, we will attach temporary ones. In about two weeks they will be ready. You will return to our office to have them removed and your permanent veneers bonded in place.
Now, you have a flawless smile that can last for as long as 10 years before needing to be replaced. Although veneers are strong and durable, they can break. To help protect your investment, it is best to avoid biting into overly hard foods and using your teeth as tools to open packages.
You will also want to maintain your oral hygiene at home using nonabrasive dental products. Do not forget to visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
Transform Your Smile Today
If you are tired of feeling insecure about your teeth, we can help. Contact our office today to see if porcelain veneers are right for you.