Improve Your Smile Aesthetically with Porcelain Veneers

Improve Your Smile Aesthetically with Porcelain Veneers

Mar 01, 2020

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile because of gaps, chips and other imperfections in your teeth? High-quality porcelain veneers may be the right option for you. Dental veneers are designed to rectify minor cosmetic imperfections in healthy teeth. If you are prepared to improve the appearance of your smile you should be looking for veneers treatment from a dentist near you.

How Do Porcelain Veneers Function?

Dental veneers are made from thin layers of high-quality dental grade porcelain to resemble the natural enamel of the tooth. The veneer is bonded to the surface of the front tooth with the help of a special adhesive to rectify the aesthetic issues that are affecting your teeth.

The procedure begins with the dentist taking an impression of your teeth to make the veneers look and feel natural. The dentist may have to remove some tooth enamel depending on the type of veneers you have chosen but the procedure is painless. After the veneer is bonded in place it won’t stain or shift and should feel as comfortable as your natural teeth.

Who Is a Candidate for This Procedure?

Veneers are often used to rectify the following cosmetic dental problems:


Medications, age, and smoking along with the foods and beverages you have can make your teeth appear yellow. Professional whitening treatments, as well as at-home treatments, can improve the shade of your teeth but they do have certain limitations. Veneers, on the other hand, can be customized to the precise shade of brightness you want.

Improving The Size and Shape of Your Teeth

Chipped teeth or shortened teeth because of bruxism or teeth that are proportionately different for the size and shape of your face can make you feel less confident. Veneers will be attached securely and comfortably to the front surface of the tooth can make you feel more confident when attending a social obligation, job interview or any other major event.

Misalignment and Gaps

If you have minor gaps and spacing issues in your smile veneers are an effective way of correcting them. They are ideal for adults who may be self-conscious about wearing conventional braces.

During your consultation, the dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam to determine whether veneers are the right option for your dental issues.

Are Veneers Similar to Porcelain Crowns?

Veneers and crowns are made from the same material and have the capability of permanently altering the overall appearance of the teeth. However, they function differently and are designed for different types of dental issues. Veneers are only placed on the front surface of the tooth while crowns can cover the entire tooth down to the gums. It is the reason why crowns are often referred to as caps or porcelain teeth. More enamel needs to be removed from the teeth when placing crowns than veneers for them to fit properly. Crowns are often used to strengthen the teeth that may have been compromised by trauma, decay, and other issues. Crowns are capable of withstanding greater chewing forces than veneers and are commonly used on the molars.

Are Porcelain Veneers Durable?

Veneers can last and look beautiful for decades if cared for properly. However, you must be careful not to open bags, bottles or other items with your teeth because they can damage the veneers.

How to Care for Porcelain Veneers?

After investing a significant sum in porcelain veneers and looking at veneers before and after the appearance of yourself you must understand that you need to care for the veneers just like your natural teeth. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing should be a regular habit. If you suffer from the problem of bruxism when you sleep you should discuss with your dentist about this problem because he or she can provide you with a custom-made mouthguard to safeguard the veneers. While you will be free to eat most foods you love it is suggested that you avoid biting into candy, apples, and other hard foods if you have veneers are placed on the front teeth.

How to Obtain More Information about Porcelain Veneers?

If you need more information about porcelain veneers to understand how you can achieve the best smile possible it is suggested that you visit Dr. Tarek Badawy at Westlake Dental Care whose knowledgeable dental team will be prepared to answer any questions you may have.

Porcelain veneers can help you to regain your confidence conveniently and affordably if you are hiding your smile because of the imperfections in your teeth.

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