Porcelain veneers can help restore a smile from slight chips, cracks, and discoloration. If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, it may be time to set up a consultation with one of our dentists.
A trained dentist will help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry, which may include porcelain veneers. Continue reading to learn common reasons why we recommend dental veneers for your smile. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Dental Veneers Can Cover Chips, Cracks, and Discoloration
Porcelain dental veneersare able to fix small cosmetic issues that are visible when you smile or talk. During a dental consultation, your dentist will be able to determine if you’re a likely candidate for veneers. For example, your dentist may recommend veneers for teeth to close slight gaps between your front teeth.
If a tooth is fragile, your dentist may instead recommend a dental crown to restore the tooth to its natural strength and appearance. Either way, your dentist will be able to find the right solution for your smile.
They Look & Feel Natural
Unless you told someone you had cosmetic dental work done, they won’t have the slightest idea. Porcelain veneers are custom made to look and feel natural in your mouth.
This will help you have greater self-confidence in your smile. The peace of mind that comes from not worrying about people staring at your teeth is priceless. You should love your smile and porcelain veneers can help you do that.
Dental Veneers Require Little Enamel Removal
Once enamel wears away, it’s gone for good. Fortunately, veneers only require a thinlayer to be removed. If enamel isn’t removed, when the veneer is bonded on the tooth will look large and awkward. Since the veneers process is noninvasive, you may not even need anesthesia for any part of it.
While porcelain veneers are only bonded to the fronts of your teeth, dental crowns and dental bridges have to fit over a tooth or multiple teeth. This means that your dentist would have to remove more enamel for a crown than for a veneer.
They Can Prevent Tooth Discoloration
By practicingand being conscious of the foods you eat, you can help your veneers last for years to come.
Dental veneerswill be what sees the most contact with the. This is beneficial in protecting your natural teeth, but you should still treat your veneers with care. An example is how if you bite down on ice too hard they could chip.
If you take good care of your veneer teeth, you can expect them to last about 10 years.
Dental Veneers Can Increase Confidence in Your Smile
The veneers procedure takes two trips to our office. During your first visit, your dentist will remove enough enamel from the fronts of your teeth so there’s space for the veneers. If enamel is not removed, the porcelain veneers will make your teeth seem large and bulky.
During this first visit, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. This impression is what will be used to create a pair of veneers specific to your oral structure. To protect your teeth in the meantime, your dentist will place temporary veneers.
When you return to our office, your veneers will be ready. Your dentist will then make sure the tooth restoration matches the color of your natural enamel. We may slightly adjust the fit of the veneers so they look and feel natural.
At the end of the process, you’ll have a beautiful new smile!
Dental Veneers are Low Maintenance
While veneers are stain-resistant, you’ll still need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily to maintain good oral health.
Make sure you schedule regular dental checkups with your dentist. This easy maintenance will help you keep veneers pearly white so you can enjoy a beautiful healthy smile.
Since dental veneers are non-porous, they are able to resist permanent stains and cavities better than natural tooth enamel. In other words, minimal effort is needed to maintain veneers!
Looking to Get Dental Veneers?
If you’re thinking about dental veneers, don’t hesitate to reach out and request an appointment online or by phone at (616) 534-0080. We’ll be able to talk with you and answer any questions you have about the veneers process. As your Grandville dentists, we want you to have a smile that makes you smile.
This blog post has been updated.