Millions of people have had their appearance improved with veneers. This cosmetic dental treatment can produce a perfectly straight, white, and flaw-free smile. Since they’re made from porcelain, they’re also very lifelike and stain resistant. Patients who take proper care of their teeth and their veneers can enjoy a stunning smile for years to come.
Porcelain is a wonderful material to construct restorations and veneers. It comes in a variety of white shades and it reflects light the way that biological teeth do. Each veneer is handcrafted to very exact measurements so that it perfectly fits over the tooth being treated. Since it’s wafer-thin, a veneer can look and feel very much like a natural tooth.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Porcelain veneers work by concealing flaws. A veneer is a razor-thin cosmetic enhancement that is bonded over the front surface of a tooth. These cosmetic enhancements are permanent, but they only require minimal tooth preparation. Receiving porcelain veneers is not an invasive procedure so only local anesthetics are necessary to maintain comfort during treatment.
How can veneers improve my smile?
Veneers are very versatile. A veneer can be used to conceal intrinsic tooth stains, misshapen and worn teeth, cracks, chips, and more. If you receive multiple veneers, your cosmetic enhancements could be used to produce the illusion of a straight and properly-spaced smile. Porcelain veneers are also helpful for those who have “gummy” smiles as a veneer can elongate visible dental structures.
How do I take care of porcelain veneers?
You might be surprised to learn how easy it is to care for your new smile. Porcelain veneers are flossed and brushed the same way that biological tooth structure is.
It is important to practice proper and thorough oral hygiene because tooth structure behind veneers can still develop disease. Patients with veneers should also receive biannual checkups and cleanings to ensure that their teeth and their cosmetic enhancements are in good shape.
Are you thinking about transforming your smile with porcelain veneers? Call Fresh Leaf Dental to schedule a smile makeover consultation with our dentist.