Porcelain Veneers Transform Worn, Stained, and Crooked Teeth Into Stunning Smiles

Porcelain veneers are one of the most successful and versatile procedures used in smile makeovers — and sometimes the only procedure. This popular cosmetic dentistry service can transform smiles with ease, permanently solving a number of minor to severe flaws. Porcelain veneers are a particularly useful solution for teeth that are discolored or stained, worn down, chipped, and even crooked.

Let’s take a look at why porcelain veneers are so popular and how they can help solve your smile woes.

Why Are They So Effective for Smile Makeovers

If you’re unfamiliar with porcelain veneers, you might be wondering why they are so popular. After all, they’re quite an investment and the process of getting them is fairly invasive. To answer the question of why they are so effective, you first need to understand how they work.

Porcelain veneers completely cover and eliminate smile flaws.

As their name suggests, porcelain veneers are made of specialized porcelain used in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry services. This porcelain material is expertly and artistically sculpted and shaped into perfectly designed thin porcelain shells that cover the teeth being treated. You’ll no longer see the flaws that once bothered you.

Porcelain veneers are a permanent investment.

Before the porcelain veneers are placed, your teeth undergo a preparation process in which your dentist removes a thin layer of tooth enamel around each tooth to compensate for the thickness of the porcelain. This process is permanent, which means you’ll always need porcelain veneers.

However, the advantage is that the investment you’ve made into your smile will last well over a decade with proper care. In fact, many patients can get 15 to 20 years or more from their veneers. And if you decide down the road that your smile isn’t quite what you want? No worries. Your dentist can create a brand new set for you that match your new smile goal.

Permanently Brightening Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Staining, yellowing, and general discoloration are all very normal and natural for teeth, though certainly not something most consider ideal.

Professional teeth whitening may be effective, but very deep staining and discoloration related to tooth trauma may not even be able to be “lifted”. If you have permanent staining or you simply no longer want to deal with whitening appointments in your schedule, porcelain veneers are the way to go!

You’ll be able to choose your ideal smile shade with your dentist’s expert help and soon you’ll have that bright, white smile you’ve always wanted. Porcelain veneers are exceptionally resistant to staining and regular visits to your dental hygienist will ensure plaque build-up doesn’t cause any surface yellowing.

Porcelain Veneers As an Alternative to Orthodontic Treatment

The go-to solution for crooked teeth is most often orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment is a fantastic option for solving crooked or misaligned teeth but isn’t the only option. Porcelain veneers might be a great alternative, depending on your needs.

Since the preparation process requires some removal of tooth enamel, your dentist is able to reshape your natural teeth in a way that reduces crookedness and crowding. Your porcelain veneers will then be designed to match the shape of your prepped teeth while the surface looks straight with perfect thin gaps.

Many adults are hesitant to get orthodontic treatment even though their smile negatively impacts their confidence. If you fall into this category, porcelain veneers may be the smile savior you’ve been waiting for.

Porcelain Veneers Can Give You a More Youthful Appearance

Just as teeth naturally stain or yellow over time, they also experience some wear and tear. Considering all of the abuse our teeth go through on a daily basis, it’s actually a testament to the strength of tooth enamel that you might only have chipped, cracked, or worn tooth surfaces! That being said, worn or chipped teeth aren’t generally desirable.

If you have any sort of chipping, surface cracks, or worn down edges on your teeth, porcelain veneers will easily cover those up. In the event you have a tooth that’s badly broken or weakened, your dentist may need to combine an additional service with your porcelain veneers, such as a dental crown or dental implant. Your porcelain veneers will blend in seamlessly with your new prosthetic tooth.

Find Out How You Can Transform Your Smile With an Easy Consultation

When you’re ready to take the first step towards your dream smile, all you need to do is call Cooley-Bentz Dental Associates to get started. Your consultation appointment will give you a chance to meet your new dentist, ask any questions you might have, and learn how porcelain veneers can benefit your unique smile.

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