If you don’t like the way your teeth look when you smile—or you simply avoid smiling altogether because you are self-conscious—the good news is that you don’t have to live this way any longer. Cosmetic dentistry has gained in popularity in recent years, and procedures that might have seemed out of reach for the average dental patient are now very attainable.
A beautiful set of porcelain veneers can change the way you look and feel for the rest of your life. If you are interested in making your smile beautiful again, call White Smiles Family Dental for a consultation.
The Simplicity of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that cover your teeth, creating a new smile that is the perfect shape, size, and color.
Veneers are custom-made to complement the line of your lips and your gums. They are able to camouflage flaws with your teeth, including gaps, chips, and misalignment. Veneers can cover up teeth that are resistant to tooth whitening treatments and can reshape teeth, such as those that are too short, so they are better suited for your smile.
Veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth after a small amount of your tooth enamel is removed. This ensures a natural look rather than one that is too thick. In fact, most people cannot tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth.
Your teeth will function as they always have; your smile, on the other hand, will be vastly improved.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
After a consultation with Dr. Preston White, he will determine whether your oral health is good enough to make you a suitable candidate for veneers. If you are, the process will begin with designing your new smile.
You and Dr. White will work together to design a smile that will give you the kind of teeth you would like, keeping in mind the shape of your face and the color of your complexion. This will ensure you have the most natural-looking smile possible.
When your custom veneers are ready, you will come to the office again for the bonding process. After that appointment, you will leave the office with your perfect smile!
The Beauty and Strength of Porcelain Veneers
Most people who have healthy teeth and gums but do not like the way their smile looks are good candidates for veneers.
Veneers provide a natural look that is resistant to staining. Veneers are strong and durable because the bonding process actually strengthens your natural teeth.
Taking care of your veneers is no more difficult than caring for your natural teeth: Brush and floss regularly, and be sure to visit your dentist for routine examinations and cleanings. Avoid chewing on ice or using your teeth as tools.
With proper care, your veneers can last for 10 or 15 years—or more.
Call White Smiles Family Dental today to schedule a consultation to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you. We can’t wait to see you and talk about how to give you your best smile!