Reinventing Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Reinvent Your Smile

Have you ever seen a restored antique car? The before and after images are remarkable. Before the car is often rusty, with chipped paint, and broken parts, after the car has a gleaming paint job and in working condition. Car restoration is careful work; it means patience, skill, and knowledge. But the outcomes are unbelievable.

Porcelain veneers can have a similar effect on your teeth. Teeth are susceptible to staining, chipping, and other “wear and tear.” Just like antique cars they may need to be restored to their original gleaming beauty.

Make your teeth new again with porcelain veneers

Reinventing Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers Blog Dental Hygiene Porcelain veneers could be your path to a beautiful smile. This is the perfect treatment for people with teeth that are stained, chipped or have gaps. Since this is a permanent treatment, it’s important to have all the information about this treatment option.

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a veneer is a “thin piece of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.” These veneers are custom made to the contour of your teeth and are bonded to the tooth’s original enamel during a series of in-office procedures.

Four Ways Porcelain Veneers Reinvent Your Smile

It’s no secret that as we age and grow we are constantly reinventing ourselves, our smiles are no exception to this reinvention. This is especially true when your smile reveals cracked or stained teeth.

This is where porcelain veneers come into play. They provide a simple solution to reinvent your smile in multiple ways without needing various different procedures. Here are four ways that porcelain veneers can reinvent your smile.

  • Whiter, Brighter Smile. An unfortunate reality of our society is that we love to eat and drink things that stain our teeth. After years of drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, or eating highly pigmented foods your teeth may be an unattractive shade of yellow or brown. If you’re looking for an easy way to whiten your smile for good, veneers may be a good fit for you. According to the National Institutes of Health veneers are largely stain-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about discoloration or needing to have your veneers whitened.
  • Disguises a Crooked Smile. Slightly crooked or gapped teeth are usually treated with braces or other orthodontic treatments, but most adults with crooked teeth do nothing because they don’t want to go through the embarrassment of braces. Fortunately, these problems can be helped with veneers as well. Veneers are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth – so although they don’t change their positions, they do camouflage minor orthodontic problems once they’re applied. Your natural teeth may still be gapped or crooked, but nobody will know aside from you and your dentist.
  • Natural Looking Smile. Everyone wants their smile to look natural. When applied well porcelain veneers provide a smile that is both beautiful and natural looking. Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and natural teeth. That’s also why it is so important to find the best cosmetic dentist possible when you choose veneers, the better the dentist, the more natural the results.
  • A Stronger Smile. Enamel is strong, but not indestructible. Your enamel may still be worn down from overzealous tooth brushing or eaten away by highly acidic foods and drinks. While enamel cannot grow back it can be replaced. Veneers are an excellent treatment for teeth with enamel abrasion or enamel erosion. One of the most notable characteristics of porcelain veneers is their sheer ability to withstand years of wear and tear even though they are composed of the thinnest dental porcelain. Even though porcelain veneers are super-thin, they are also incredibly strong. The composition of veneers makes them resistant to developing chips and cracks.

These are just a few of the many ways that porcelain veneers can restore and reinvent your smile.

If you think porcelain veneers are for you or are interested in more information contact Limestone Dental Associates to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you reinvent your smile.

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