What would you do if you could wish for anything you wanted? Most would probably wish for money, longevity, or the means to do what they want, but a significant majority would wish for a different appearance. And near the top of the desired changes is a new smile. Many Americans are dissatisfied with their teeth. Whether that’s because of stains, chips, or crooked teeth, the desire to have a “movie star” smile is a strong one. Luckily, there is a solution, and cosmetic dentistry can help.
While procedures like whitening can improve your teeth, no other cosmetic dental procedure can produce results as dramatic as porcelain veneers. Because most procedures rely on natural tooth matter, they are limited in their results. WIth porcelain veneers, you can work closely with your dentist about your cosmetic goals, whether that is correcting gaps and crooked or crowded teeth, and a solution can be custom-crafted just for you.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
Porcelain veneers are custom-crafted facades of advanced ceramic that are bonded to the visible surfaces of your teeth. These wafer-thin shells are created by a dental lab after a series of measurements, then adhere to your teeth using a light-sensitive resin placed between the original teeth and veneer, and hardened through a curing process. Once set, dental veneers can dramatically change your smile by closing gaps, fixing chips, discoloration, and even reshaping your teeth.
The Power is Yours
Procedures like dental bonding, teeth whitening, or Invisalign are effective but limited in what they can correct and the extent they can correct it. Porcelain veneers serve as an all-in-one, smile makeover that aren’t limited by factors such as natural ridges in your enamel or the shape of your teeth.
Results That Last
With other cosmetic dental procedures, the results tend to fade over time. Porcelain veneers are crafted from a medical-grade ceramic of veneers that is up to ten times stronger than natural tooth enamel. If they’ve been cared for properly, they can last as long as twenty years, and are incredibly resistant to coffee, tea, red wine, and cigarette, offering brightness won’t fade over time.
To properly care for porcelain veneers doesn’t require any special attention or tools. What’s good for your veneers is what’s good for your mouth. The key to proper care is avoid complications such as periodontal disease, which has its own serious effects on your body. Just make sure that you brush and floss daily, and regularly see your dentist for checkups and cleanings. If you suffer from bruxism or TMJ, consider wearing a guard to protect your veneers and the rest of your teeth.
If you live in or around Tarrytown, Yonkers, Ossining, Irvington, or White Plains, New York and would like to learn what dental veneers can do for your smile, please call (914) 332-4402 or contact Advanced Dentistry of Tarrytown today to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation.