Do you have one or more teeth that are less-than-perfect and wish there were a way to make them look beautiful again? There is! Cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers can provide you with the teeth of your dreams in just a few simple steps.
This cosmetic dental technique is the perfect solution for individuals who have healthy teeth but don’t like one or more cosmetic elements of the teeth. Teeth need to be healthy because they remain intact, serving as the base for the cosmetic veneer to be adhered to. The natural teeth themselves still perform the same function in the mouth as before, only they look better thanks to an attractive front “cover” that is attached to the exterior enamel surface.
One of the reasons that porcelain veneers are such a popular option is that they are one of the easiest ways to cover up aesthetic imperfections in teeth. Teeth that have small chips and cracks, are discolored, are misshapen or have irregular spacing can be enhanced with the addition of one or more dental veneers. The thin material that makes up the veneer is natural looking and can transform the entire look of a smile or can be made to match adjacent teeth that are left in their natural state.
Whether you are enhancing a single tooth or a full span of teeth, porcelain veneers look as good as your real teeth, only better. They have the same translucence and shine as healthy natural teeth and can be color-matched to any shade of teeth or fabricated in a desired shade if a full set of teeth is being covered. The translucent nature of the material creates a radiant smile that you will be proud to share with the world.
Another reason so many people opt for porcelain veneers is the simplicity with which they can be attached to teeth. After an initial consultation to determine if the procedure is right for you, all that is needed is two relatively quick visits. During the first visit, teeth are lightly etched in order to create a better surface for adherence of the veneers and a mold is made so that the veneers can be fabricated to the exact specifications to fit the patient’s teeth. Once completed, a second visit is needed for the veneers to be checked for size and then permanently attached to the exterior surface of teeth using a dental adhesive.
There’s almost nothing that can’t be improved or enhanced when it comes to your smile by porcelain veneers. The only time that this may not be the best available option is when underlying teeth are not healthy enough to serve as a base for the cosmetic covers or if extensive damage has been done to teeth, such as a badly chipped tooth. Otherwise, as long as teeth are healthy and imperfections are relatively minor but still unsightly, porcelain veneers can go a long way in transforming your smile.
For more information about porcelain veneers or to schedule a consultation to see if this cosmetic dentistry option is right for you, contact Gentle Dental in Queens at 718-461-0100.