Looking for one of the quickest and most effective ways to improve your smile? Porcelain veneers that are designed and placed by an experienced and careful dentist are just what you’ve been hoping for! These thin, durable shells provide a face-lift for your smile while also offering several health benefits.
Porcelain veneers are suitable for almost every patient, but certain qualities that may disqualify you from this procedure. These include:
- Severely crooked teeth
- Gum disease
- Lack of enamel
- Bad oral hygiene
If none of these apply to you, congratulations! If one or more of these factors does describe your smile, visit your dentist to learn if veneers could be an option for you or if you are eligible for other restorative or cosmetic procedures.
Still not sure if veneers are the right solution for your smile? Check out these seven benefits of porcelain veneers:
1. Natural-looking appearance
Porcelain is one of the best dental materials for achieving a natural look. They reflect light just like natural teeth do and can be color-matched to your natural tooth color or to match the rest of your appearance. People will likely realize that your smile has been significantly improved, but they won’t realize they aren’t looking at your natural teeth!
2. Strengthen teeth
When the enamel on a tooth or multiple teeth is damaged, the entire tooth becomes weak and more susceptible to breaking. Veneers take the place of any missing enamel. So, along with making your smile more beautiful, porcelain veneers can strengthen your teeth up to 95 percent.
3. Fix various cosmetic issues
Porcelain veneers are the perfect cosmetic solution for patients who want to fix the following aesthetic issues:
- Minor chips or cracks
- Gapped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Intrinsic stains
- Mildly crooked teeth
- Irregularly sized teeth
Severe cases may require another cosmetic or restorative solution.
4. Conservative treatment
Many patients choose veneers to correct their smile because of the simplicity of the procedure. The dentist begins by prepping your teeth after applying a local anesthetic. Then he will take impressions. Once the veneers are created, he placed them on your teeth. It’s all minimally invasive and relatively quick.
Porcelain veneers typically last 20 years or longer. To ensure you get the most out of this procedure, follow these guidelines:
- Maintain a good oral hygiene routine
- Brush with a soft toothbrush
- Use a whitening toothpaste
- Floss carefully
- Avoid tobacco products
- Visit the dentist regularly
Before creating your veneers, the dentist should take lots of digital photos of your current smile. He will consider your teeth size, teeth position, lip position, gum height, and bite. He will also present a smile catalog so you can decide on the shape, size, and color or your new teeth. The decision is completely up to you, but the dentist will also offer his expert opinion to ensure your smile turns out as natural-looking as possible.
7. Quick results
Getting veneers takes two appointments. The first appointment is to discuss your cosmetic expectations, desires, and options, and take impressions. The second is for placing the veneers. These appointments may be one or two weeks apart while the veneers are being crafted.
This treatment time is relatively short compared to many other cosmetic procedures. The best part is that you will walk out of the second appointment with a new and improved smile!
Our Salt Lake City, UT Dentist
Choosing an experienced and careful dentist to place your veneers is essential to achieving your desired results. Dr. Rod Gleave possesses the training and skills to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
To schedule an initial consultation, call our friendly dental team today at (801) 262-0744.