4 Reasons Why Porcelain Veneers Are a Great Option for Improving Your Smile

30 June 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

You should never be unhappy or embarrassed by your smile. Talking to your dentist about your oral health is the first step toward transforming it. In some situations, turning to cosmetic dentistry may be the best option for improving both the appearance of your teeth as well as your overall dental health. Here are four reasons why porcelain veneers are a great option for improving your smile.

Veneers can be applied in a single visit.

Porcelain veneers are special ordered by your dentist and shaped to fit perfectly into your mouth. Once your dentist takes measurements for the dimensions of your mouth and teeth, then it is a simple matter of waiting until the veneers arrive at the dentist's office. Your dentist then shapes your natural teeth so that they can bond well with the porcelain veneers. The veneers are affixed to your existing teeth with adhesive, and after they set, you have a beautiful new smile. Best of all, you get to keep your natural teeth and do not need to worry about extractions.

Porcelain veneers do not get stained.

Veneers are made of medical-grade resin and they resemble your natural enamel. Unlike your natural enamel, they are not porous and do not bond with the highly pigmented molecules that cause your teeth to become discolored. You can enjoy foods and drinks such as red sauces, red wine, coffee, cola, and berries without fear of staining your porcelain veneers. Veneers are also resistant to staining from medications and cigarette smoking.

Veneers correct many tooth problems.

You may want to turn to cosmetic dentistry for a number of reasons. Luckily, porcelain veneers address a large number of tooth problems. Porcelain veneers can be used to cover up discolored teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, gapped teeth, and crooked teeth. Whether you suffer from just one of these problems or several of these problems with your natural teeth, you can gain confidence by turning to porcelain veneers and have a beautiful, uniform smile that you are proud to share with others.

Caring for veneers is simple and cheap.

You do not have to do anything special to take care of your porcelain veneers. You simply need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day; this is the dental hygiene routine that your dentist recommends. Carrying out this routine keeps your natural teeth healthy, your gums free of infection, and your breath fresh.

If you've got more questions about dental health, consider speaking with a representative from Associates For Family Dentistry.