Find out if porcelain veneers can help you achieve your smile goals.
Have you ever noticed the beautiful smiles flashed by celebrities at various Hollywood events? The vast majority of stars don’t elect to have cosmetic surgery for vanity’s sake. Instead, they embrace different dental procedures, including veneers, for the benefits they provide to their smile, making them look and feel more confident and approachable. It should come as no surprise that porcelain veneers have become increasingly popular in recent years for these same reasons.
Porcelain veneers, commonly referred to as dental veneers, are comprised of thin sheaths that attach to the front side of teeth with an adhesive compound. Some adults get veneers as a stand-alone solution to improve their smile. However, some adults get veneers in conjunction with dental crowns and same day dental crowns, thus combining cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. Veneers themselves offer several benefits. Not only are they highly customizable to fit your mouth, but they are also stain-friendly (great if you want whiter teeth), durable, and gum-friendly. Even better, veneers can often be installed on your teeth in as few as two visits.
With all the above said and before we list the reasons you might want porcelain veneers, we must point out that while veneers are not considered permanent since they will eventually need to be replaced, they are irreversible. To get veneers, your natural teeth will need to be filed down so there is room in your mouth for them to be placed on your teeth. And when the enamel is filed down, it does not grow back. Therefore, deciding to get veneers means you will be making a lifelong commitment.
7 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
1. Fix the Gaps and Spaces Between Your Teeth
If you have a gap between your teeth, veneers are worth considering. Veneers add a bit of bulk between your teeth and are often enough to fill that gap while also guaranteeing that your teeth will be appropriately proportioned and natural-looking.
2. Porcelain Veneers Can Straighten Misaligned Teeth
Veneers can help straighten teeth without the use of braces due to their durability.
3. Cover Up Undesirable Tooth Stains
Smoking cigarettes or cigars, using chewing tobacco, drinking red wine, coffee, dark or caramel-colored sodas, eating dark-colored berries, and certain medications can cause tooth-staining. Though there are many ways to whiten your teeth naturally and safely, professional tooth whitening systems, such as the KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™,can brighten and whiten your smile. However, many patients elect to get veneers instead because they help hide tooth stains while providing all of the other benefits.
4. Change the Tooth’s Shape and Appearance
Sometimes we have misshapen teeth, which can hinder our self-confidence when we flash a toothy smile. Though it is not unusual to have a tooth or two that are not perfectly formed, one of the easiest ways to solve this problem is with veneers.
5. Porcelain Veneers Can Cover a Chip or Crack
Veneers can strengthen your teeth, thus lessening the pressure on a weakened tooth when you chew your food. Veneers can help prevent the chip or crack from worsening. Not only that, but veneers can help cover up a crack or chip, and no one but you and your dental team will be the wiser.
6. Porcelain Veneers Can Make Your Smile Whiter and Brighter
As we get older, our smile can become less vibrant due to tooth loss, excessive grinding (called bruxism), cavities, and other tooth decay. Veneers provide an excellent solution to your smile makeover, whether you include another cosmetic treatment, restorative dentistry, or otherwise. Veneers have long been a popular solution for those wanting a bright and white smile.
7. Boost Your Self-Confidence
Smiling is good for us in various ways, and when we are happy with our smile, we are more likely to smile more often. When we smile in a social situation, it tells others that we are friendly, welcoming, and open. It makes us more approachable and more memorable. For these reasons, veneers can help improve your self-confidence because you will be more confident when you want to flash that beautiful smile.
We can help your smile with porcelain veneers.
If you have decided that porcelain veneers are the right solution for you, Drs. Barr, Diachenko, and Zaim can help. As part of your new patient experience, we’ll conduct an oral assessment and discuss if veneers are indeed right for you. We strive to be the best dentist near you, and as part of that, we will start with a focus on your preventive care to make sure your teeth are strong and healthy. After all, strong and healthy teeth are the best candidates for veneers, and we want to ensure you are delighted with your new and improved smile.
Give us a call at (312) 372-4844 with your questions about porcelain veneers. Or feel free to request an appointment using our convenient online form. We look forward to talking to you.