If you are looking for one of the simplest and most effective ways to enhance your smile, look no further than porcelain veneers. These thin sheets of porcelain are customized to seamlessly fit your teeth in order to provide you with a gorgeous smile and are a popular option for individuals with teeth that are chipped, discolored, stained or have other imperfections, such as slight spacing issues.
Porcelain veneers are such a popular option because they are extremely natural-looking. The porcelain material they are made from allows light to pass through, rather than reflecting off of the surface, making them appear translucent in much the same way as natural teeth. This provides beauty that looks like natural teeth, only better.
The veneers can make your teeth look just like the teeth you have always dreamed of, impeccably white, perfectly shaped and free from minor flaws and imperfections. Once they are permanently bonded to teeth, they will look like you had multiple dental procedures performed to perfect the look of your smile.
Not only can all of this be accomplished in a single dental procedure, but porcelain veneers are one of the least invasive cosmetic dental options available. There is no need to dramatically alter the shape or surface of the existing tooth or teeth in order to apply the porcelain covering. In fact, the veneers are so thin that only a very small portion of the exterior tooth enamel requires etching in order to create a more secure and permanent bond.
Once bonded to your natural teeth, you won’t even know that you had any dental work done, other than the fact that your new teeth are more beautiful than your own natural teeth. They will look completely natural and will also feel as comfortable as your existing teeth.
Although the covering is thin, the veneers are also strong and durable since they are made from a porcelain material. This means that with proper care, you can expect your newly enhanced teeth to last for years without any additional dental work required.
So, what do you need to do if you think you want to enhance your smile with porcelain veneers?
The first thing you should do is to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist that is experienced in performing this type of dental procedure. During this visit, your teeth will be evaluated to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and other possible treatment options may also be discussed. You will also be advised of the cost of porcelain veneers so you can determine if this is an option that is within your budget.
Once you decide to go ahead with the procedure, a small amount of enamel will be etched from the front surface of your teeth to create a more secure attachment for your veneers. This is a relatively quick and painless procedure. During this visit, a mold will also be taken so that your new tooth enhancements can be customized to fit perfectly. The color will be selected and will either be matched to existing teeth if you are only applying veneers to a select few teeth, or if you are covering all of your front teeth, you will be able to select the shade that suits you best.
When your new porcelain veneers have been fabricated, they will be permanently bonded to your teeth using a strong dental adhesive. You will then be able to leave the office with your new beautiful smile!
For more information about porcelain veneers, or to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in Queens to determine if veneers are right for you, contact Gentle Dental at 718-461-0100.