There is no denying that we live in a world where more emphasis is placed on appearance than ever before. If you are less than impressed with the appearance of your teeth, you certainly aren’t alone.
A natural and beautiful smile is often believed to be the hallmark of attractiveness and success, but few people have a smile that they love. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, making improvements to your smile is now easier than ever before, and an increasing number of patients are now reaping the benefits of increased confidence and self-esteem thanks to their new, more attractive smiles.
Porcelain veneers are a highly popular and successful cosmetic dentistry option, but they are not necessarily the best choice for every patient. Here is our guide to what you need to know about porcelain veneers, including whether or not you may be a suitable candidate for this transformative procedure.
Porcelain veneers are a set of thin, shell-like coverings that sit on the outside of your teeth, covering the natural enamel. Each set is custom-designed so that the coverings are the right shape, size and color to give you a very natural-looking, beautiful smile.
The procedure to fit porcelain veneers is straightforward and minimally invasive. Nevertheless, you will be provided with a local anesthetic which means that you will not feel any discomfort.
To fit the veneers, it is necessary to file down some of the natural enamel on the outside of the teeth. This will ensure that the new veneers fit flush to your teeth and will not appear unnaturally thick. However, it is essential to understand that enamel does not grow back, and so once your teeth have been filed, you will always require dental veneers. Once the filing is complete, each veneer will be individually applied, secured with a dental adhesive that is then hardened using a special curing light.
Porcelain veneers can address a number of different cosmetic problems, including:
Porcelain veneers are suitable for the majority of patients. Nevertheless, there are specific criteria that you may need to meet in order to be approved for this popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. Good candidates for porcelain veneers generally have:
If you are interested in finding out more about the advantages of porcelain veneers, or to discuss your candidacy, please call PGA Dentistry Jupiter today at 561-575-5599.