If you are hiding behind an unsightly smile, you are not alone. Countless patients are self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. While few of us are born with straight, white and beautiful teeth, most patients do qualify for smile enhancement services from a cosmetic dentist. In fact, one of the quickest and easiest ways to get a Hollywood smile is with porcelain veneers.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They are purely cosmetic, so veneers are typically only used for your front teeth that show when you smile. Instead of actually correcting your dental imperfections, porcelain veneers offer a permanent cover-up. Porcelain veneers have the natural translucency and durability of real teeth and can be customized in shape, color and size to fit your smile goals. In order for the veneers to firmly anchor to your teeth, a tiny portion of your enamel must be shaved off prior to placing them. This makes porcelain veneers an irreversible procedure.
Why Choose Veneers?
Many patients who have good overall dental health qualify for porcelain veneers, but especially those who minor aesthetic concerns within their front teeth. It is common to place several veneers at one sitting so they are perfect for patients who have more than one imperfection.
Porcelain veneers offer numerous advantages in terms of the ease and comfort of the procedure as well as the beautiful results they provide. Here are some top reasons why patients love using porcelain veneers for a smile transformation:
#1 Veneers are Versatile
Unlike bonding or teeth whitening, porcelain veneers can address a broad range of cosmetic concerns within your smile, including teeth that are chipped, stained, crooked, gapped or oddly shaped.
#2 Veneers Offer Instant Results
Most patients only require 2 office visits to complete their final smile makeover with porcelain veneers. They do not require lengthy wait periods or recovery. This cosmetic procedure is perfect for those who do not want to undergo orthodontic treatment for misaligned teeth or patients who have a special event in the near future.
#3 Veneers are Stain-Resistant
That brilliant white smile that porcelain veneers offer won’t stain and discolor over time like your real teeth. Porcelain is a non-porous material that doesn’t attract and soak up staining culprits.
#4 Veneers Can Make You Look Younger
Many patients report a more youthful appearance after getting veneers. Seeing cosmetic dentist for a smile makeover can be less costly and much less invasive than a plastic surgeon for a facelift or other anti-aging surgery.
#5 Veneers are Easy to Maintain
Another highlighted advantage of porcelain veneers is that they can be cared for like your real teeth. Daily brushing and flossing and routine visits to your dentist can ensure you protect your cosmetic dentistry investment and keep your veneers in top condition. If you have a teeth grinding habit, it becomes very important that you talk to your dentist about a custom nightguard to protect your veneers from the excessive pressures of bruxism.
At the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade, we realize the importance of a beautiful and confident smile. We proudly offer a full menu of cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers for one of the most dramatic and convenient enhancements to your smile. Call our Carrollton office today to schedule your consult.