Surveys show that up to 80% of Americans are unhappy with their smile. If you feel that your smile could be whiter, straighter, and brighter, porcelain veneers may be the solution for you.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin layers of porcelain that are adhered to your teeth to correct discoloration, chipping, or misshapen teeth. They are designed essentially to replace the visible surface of your teeth. Veneers help to create a beautiful, durable, and natural-looking smile that can last a lifetime.
How Do I Get Veneers?
Contact your cosmetic dentist for a consultation about your smile. Whether you have gaps you want to fill, chips to correct or discolored teeth to brighten, your dentist may decide that porcelain veneers make sense for you. When you have agreed upon a treatment plan, your dentist will custom design your veneers to perfect your grin.
There are two types of veneers to suit your individual needs. Each type has a different treatment plan.
Traditional Veneers - With traditional porcelain veneers, your dentist will need to prepare your tooth by removing a layer of the surface to accept the new wafer-thin veneer. Because part of the tooth is removed, reversal is not possible. There are advantages and disadvantages to this option, but it is generally much more versatile than the alternative. No-Prep Veneers - These veneers require no surface preparation of the tooth. This means they are reversible, but this may not be an option for everyone, depending on the type of correction your teeth need.
Once your teeth are in place, they should provide a durable finish. Porcelain veneers are strong and resist staining. However, they are not indestructible and do require care. Do not attempt to open packages or bite into hard objects with your veneers as this could cause chipping and breaking of the veneer and your natural tooth. When properly cared for, your veneers could provide a beautiful, natural-looking finish for twenty years or more.
If you are interested in improving your smile, it's important to see a cosmetic dentist who specializes in porcelain veneers. Dr. Aimee Vakula-Rollins of Davidson, MI offers a wide array of cosmetic dentistry services to improve your teeth. Schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist today to find out how porcelain veneers can give you a celebrity smile.