Do you wish those stains on your teeth weren’t there anymore? Do you have a few crooked teeth but don’t want to go through braces or Invisalign for just a couple teeth? Do you have a gap in your grin that you’re self-conscious about? If this sounds familiar, you might benefit from porcelain veneers to enhance your smile. A cosmetic dentist is here to talk about everything you need to know about veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin sheaths of dental porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. They can be used to correct a multitude of imperfections such as:
- Slightly crooked or rotated teeth
- Gaps in your grin
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Worn down teeth
What Does the Veneers Process Look Like?
Getting porcelain veneers in Powell involves a minimally invasive procedure that provides long-lasting results. After your initial consultation to determine if veneers are right for you, the process takes two visits. At your first appointment, your cosmetic dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel from the front surfaces of your teeth. This way the veneers will not bulge out of your smile. Then, impressions will be taken of your prepared teeth and sent off to a lab. While they are being created, your dentist will attach temporary veneers to protect your teeth in the meantime. These temporaries will also allow your teeth to get used to the way veneers will feel. Return to the office in a few weeks and your new pearly whites will be ready to go!
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers offer the following advantages:
- Transforming your smile
- Boosting your self-confidence
- Being well-tolerated by gum tissue
- Being resistant to stains
- Can be color matched to make surrounding darker teeth appear whiter
- Being durable; can last up to 15 years with regular brushing and flossing
Are Veneers Right for Me?
As long as you have enough healthy enamel to support veneers, then they can be a great option for your smile. However, an initial consultation appointment is still required to figure out if they are the best choice for you.
If you are interested in making your smile look dazzling, contact your cosmetic dentist today and ask about porcelain veneers.
About the Author
Dr. Ryan Eskridge is a graduate of the prestigious Dawson Academy for advanced dental training. He has a special interest in conservative cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers, as they remove minimal tooth enamel compared to other options like crowns. To get started on your journey to a more beautiful smile, visit the doctor’s website or call (614)-792-0063.