If you have a favorite celebrity whose perfect smile you admire, there is a good chance he or she achieved that idea smile with porcelain veneers. But these ultra-thin porcelain laminates that are bonded to teeth are not just for the rich and famous. They can create flawless smiles for anyone by camouflaging teeth that are broken, chipped, discolored, crooked, or gapped.
Find out more about achieving smile perfection with porcelain veneers. Call Town Square Family Dentistry to make an appointment for a consultation today!
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Made of wafer-thin pieces of porcelain, veneers cover your teeth to create a smile that is the ideal size, shape, and color for the line of your lips and your gums. They are permanently bonded to your teeth after a small amount of your tooth enamel is removed so they blend in perfectly without a thick artificial look.
Before getting veneers, you will have a consultation with Dr. Hema Srinivasan so she can ensure that your mouth is healthy enough for veneers. Together, you and Dr. Hema will design a smile that features the exact teeth you would like, making sure it will complement your face and complexion. This will ensure that the final result is a smile that looks beautiful and natural.
Your custom veneers will be fabricated in a nearby lab, and when they are ready, you’ll come in again to have them permanently bonded. You will leave with a smile more gorgeous than you ever imagined!
Benefits of Veneers
Patients who decide to enhance their smiles with veneers appreciate the following benefits:
- The veneers process is relatively quick and usually takes just a couple of visits to the dentist
- Very little of the tooth needs to be prepared to receive the veneers, although it should be noted that veneers are a permanent restoration
- Veneers have a translucency very similar to the natural tooth, so no one will know you have them
- Veneers are strong, long-lasting, and resistant to chipping
- Veneers will not stain like your natural teeth so your smile stays white and bright
Caring for Your Veneers
You can care for your veneers much like you do your natural teeth. Keep up with daily brushing and flossing, taking care not to use toothpaste with any kind of abrasives. Be sure to visit your dentist twice each year for routine exams and cleanings.
If you engage in any bad habits such as nail biting, pencil biting, or ice chewing, now is the time to break them. As strong as veneers are, these behaviors can damage them just as they can your natural teeth.
Find Out if Veneers Are Right for You
Call Town Square Family Dentistry to learn more about improving your smile with veneers. We have the experience and skill to give you a celebrity-caliber smile in just a few trips to the dentist. Call us today!