When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, the quickest solution to a Hollywood smile is porcelain veneers. Veneers are wafer thin shells of porcelain that are bonded directly to the front surface of your teeth. Since they are solely used for cosmetic benefit, veneers are only placed on the teeth that are visible when you smile. While this innovative procedure can certainly change your life for the better, it is considered an irreversible treatment. Veneers require that a small portion of your tooth enamel be shaved off so that the porcelain shell can strongly adhere. Most patients have no regrets in getting veneers, as they deliver a brilliant and beautiful smile that can be cared for just like natural teeth.
Here are some common reasons why you may benefit from cosmetic dental veneers:
- You have chipped, fractured or gapped teeth that cannot be fixed with dental bonding.
When aesthetic flaws are too much for simple dental bonding to correct, porcelain veneers are a better option. Veneers offer remarkable versatility, with the ability to improve the appearance of gapped teeth, misshapen teeth, fractured teeth as well as teeth that are too short or too long.
- You have severely stained teeth that professional teeth whitening won’t remove.
Some tooth stains or discolorations are stubborn and/or intrinsic, which means that teeth whitening treatments may not be as effective. With porcelain veneers, you can choose the color of your smile and retain it for years to come. Veneers are stain-resistant! It is also possible that you simply don’t want to maintain a whitening regime. Veneers can save you from a significant investment of multiple teeth whitening treatments in the future.
- You have crooked front teeth but you won’t want to get braces.
Porcelain veneers have been considered “instant orthodontics.” While they don’t actually realign your teeth, they can hide your crooked teeth and present a straight and balanced smile. Compared to months or years in braces, getting porcelain veneers takes approximately two office visits. Veneers, however, are not meant to correct problems associated with bite misalignment or malocclusion.
Ready to learn if porcelain veneers are right for you? Call Thousand Oaks Dental for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. We look forward to giving you the gift of an attractive, confident smile.
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