Are you embarrassed to smile in public or are you just not happy with how your smile looks? Do your teeth have stubborn stains that won’t come out no matter what you do? Have you decided that you want to have the smile you’ve always wanted? If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions, then it may be time to consider porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are ultra thin tooth-shaped shells made from porcelain that are applied to the front side of visible teeth in order to improve the appearance of your smile. Besides teeth whitening, porcelain veneers are the most popular cosmetic dental treatment. Here are five reasons why veneers are so popular and why you should consider having veneers placed:
One of the main reasons why you should consider having veneers placed is because of their versatility. While certain cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening, are only focused on improving one specific aspect of your smile’s appearance, veneers can correct multiple cosmetic concerns with a single treatment. By having veneers placed, you can improve the size, shape, color, alignment, and spacing of teeth. Additionally, veneers can be used to restore damaged teeth that have been affected by chips or cracks.
Range of Smile Makeover Options
Not only are veneers versatile in terms of the cosmetic concerns they can address, but they can also offer you a range of options regarding your smile makeover. This is because veneers can be placed on a single imperfect tooth for a subtle improvement or they can be used on an entire smile for a dramatic change. Veneers also allow you the option to do everything in between one tooth or an entire smile, which really gives you the flexibility to determine how big a smile makeover you want.
Although the idea of applying porcelain shells to the front surface of your teeth may sound like it would make your teeth bulky and awkward-looking, this is not the case. In fact, the way veneers are placed results in an entirely natural appearance. This is because your cosmetic dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel to ensure your veneers will blend flawlessly with your natural teeth.
Decreases Tooth Sensitivity
Since veneers are thin shells made from porcelain, they essentially act as a protective shield that sits over your teeth. For individuals with thin, worn, or damaged enamel, this means that veneers will protect your teeth from tooth sensitivity by preventing stimuli from entering the tooth.
Just in case all the aforementioned benefits have not convinced you to have veneers placed, veneers are also minimally invasive. To have veneers placed, the only alteration to your natural teeth will be the removal of an ultra-thin layer of enamel. This ultimately means that only the outer layer of your teeth are affected and the majority of your natural tooth structure is preserved. In some cases, your cosmetic dentist may also recommend low prep or no prep veneers that require little to no enamel modification.