How Porcelain Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

If you’re not happy with your smile and want it fixed fast, porcelain veneers can get you camera-ready in no time!

If you’re not familiar with one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions about this smile makeover treatment.

What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are extremely thin ceramic coverings that are bonded to the front of your teeth in order to improve their appearance. You can get a single veneer or an entire set to cover all your teeth that show when you smile.

How can porcelain veneers improve my smile? Porcelain veneers in cosmetic dentistry are quickly becoming the solution most often opted for patients and practitioners alike due to their ability to correct misaligned, chipped, stained, or misshaped teeth. The procedure is considered non-invasive by nature, and in most cases, there’s not even a need for anesthesia. The process can be handled from initial consultation to completion in as little as two office visits (one visit to make an impression and color match the veneer to surrounding teeth, and a second visit to attach the lab created custom veneer to the receiving tooth — or teeth in the case of multiple veneers).

How long do porcelain veneers last? Best appreciated for their durability and practicality, veneers are made of porcelain. As such, they are incredibly resistant to chipping and staining, and they typically last anywhere from 10 to 15 years.

How can I get porcelain veneers? While most everyone can be considered a candidate for the porcelain veneer portion of a smile makeover, it is still important that a patient’s overall oral health be in good standing prior to any cosmetic dentistry procedure being undertaken. Specifically, patients with conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease or cracks should have those issues addressed prior to any cosmetic procedure.

While the use of porcelain veneers is often the first choice to address an imperfect smile, should a patient find they are not an ideal candidate for this particular procedure, other options (such as crowns) are also available to help attain a winning smile.

Additionally, to assure that the veneers match the coloration of the surrounding teeth, most dentists often recommended that an overall tooth whitening procedure is done prior to the color-matching of any veneers.

With this straightforward approach to an attainable smile makeover; a happy, healthy and radiant smile is definitely within reach, and that’s something to smile about.

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