Porcelain veneers are an amazing way to transform your smile. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry for nearly any reason, you should consider porcelain veneers. They are very popular among people who are looking for the best way to improve the appearance of their smile because of the many benefits they offer.
A Dramatic Transformation or a Subtle Tweak
One of the most important benefits of porcelain veneers is that you can decide just how much you want to improve your smile. If you have just one tooth you’re unhappy with, we can repair it with a porcelain veneer that will blend in with the rest of your teeth. It will be imperceptible.
Or if you’re looking to get a new smile, porcelain veneers can make your teeth longer, straighter, and brighter, the kind of smile that will definitely be noticed (though likely no one will suspect veneers).
Porcelain veneers have the ability to look so much like natural teeth that they most people wouldn’t be able to pick out the veneer from natural teeth.
Advanced ceramics have the same luster as tooth enamel, and they can be as translucent as enamel, too. They can be crafted with a natural shape, customized to match other teeth in your mouth and sized to fit your natural smile and facial proportions. The days of overlarge, fake smiles are gone.
Many people hear the word porcelain and imagine that veneers are going to be fragile. But it’s not true. Porcelain veneers are made out of advanced dental ceramics, called “porcelain” largely because of their color. They’re actually made of advanced dental ceramics, which make them highly durable.
In general, about 95% of porcelain veneers last ten years or more without getting chipped or cracked. And they are highly stain resistant, capable of shedding discoloring foods and beverages for decades if properly cared for.
Faster Than Orthodontics
When used to straighten your teeth, porcelain veneers are sometimes called “instant orthodontics because they take only one month or so to complete, compared to a year or more for traditional orthodontics.
And unlike traditional orthodontics, you don’t need to wear a retainer after treatment is complete.
Brighter Than Whitening
Many people try teeth whitening and are disappointed with the results. If you have naturally dull or thin enamel, enamel defects, or teeth that are discolored from within, teeth whitening isn’t going to get you the results you want.
But porcelain veneers can make your smile as white as you want it to be. You can make your teeth even whiter than natural tooth enamel is capable of.
And, as we said, veneers can last for a decade or more, compared to the short months that teeth whitening results typically last.
One Procedure to a New Smile
Perhaps the best thing about porcelain veneers is that they take just one procedure to fulfill all your dreams about your new smile. The whitening, the straightening, the reshaping: all achieved at once so that in less than a month, you can have your brilliant new smile.