Porcelain Veneers

Posted on: March 31, 2016

porcelain veneersYour smile not only says a lot about your mood, but it also gives a peek into your confidence, self-esteem and completes your overall appearance. A bright, beautiful smile is contagious, and so your smile is one of the first things someone will notice about you. That means your teeth are always on display. For many adults, years of exposure of their teeth to acidic food and drinks, such as the daily cup or two of coffee or tea or the after work glass of wine or beer, even that morning consumption of yogurt or fruit is very acidic. Over a long period of time these food and drinks can cause hard to remove external staining on your teeth. What you eat and drink does affect the appearance of your teeth and conventional whitening alone will not get rid of these hard to remove external stains. As well, internal staining, also called intrinsic staining, occurs when permanent teeth are developing, such as tetracycline staining. This type of stain cannot be removed with conventional whitening.Other people deal with cracks and chips, from normal wear and tear or through a sports accident or for those of us that use our front teeth as tools to open things. Having a chip on your front tooth can be noticeable, annoying, and even embarrassing. While others won’t mention it, you will feel it every time you smile, or chew, or talk.Another problem that affects our smile is spacing issues with our teeth, such as crowding or gaps between the teeth. Although braces or conventional orthodontics can fix these spacing issues, many adults do not want to wear braces or incur the expense.What can you do? First, don’t hide your smile! Minor damage to your teeth can be repaired and corrected with a simple cosmetic procedure known as Porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin enamel like shells made from porcelain to custom fit over your teeth. Porcelain veneers transform your teeth into a brighter, whiter, straighter and damage free smile.

Why choose porcelain veneers over others?

Porcelain veneers are stain resistant. They are a long-term solution, are strong and appear like real enamel by reflecting the light of your smile! If your teeth are permanently stained, porcelain veneers will mask the stains and make your teeth look white again. Veneers change the color of your teeth and hide any imperfections. Porcelain veneers come in a variety of natural shades to match natural tooth colors. Chips and cracks in your teeth will virtually disappear with porcelain veneers. The porcelain veneers take away the unsightly damage and leave a smooth surface in its place. Spaces between the teeth can be filled in and crowded teeth can be straightened with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers take misshapen teeth and make them even again. No more hiding that smile!

Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers

Here are some guidelines for those that qualify for porcelain veneers:
  • Your teeth and gums must be healthy, decay and gum disease free.
  • You adhere to a proper oral hygiene regimen including regularly scheduled cleanings and brushing, flossing and rinsing after every meal.
  • You do NOT have a grinding or clenching habit
  • You have adequate space between the top and bottom teeth and do not have an improper bite.
  • Your teeth must have enough healthy tooth enamel on the front surface of the teeth. A micro layer of enamel is removed to create enough room for the veneer while leaving an adequate amount for a proper seal or bond of the veneers to the teeth.
Don’t hide behind your teeth. If you are you unsatisfied with the way your teeth look and how you feel when you smile then it is time to consider porcelain veneers. Transform your smile from an embarrassed grin to a confident achiever that makes everyone else around you want to smile too. If a smile is contagious, spread yours across the world with bright, gleaming new porcelain veneers.