Smiles are important to us. It’s one of the first things others notice, it shows while we share are opinions, speak with friends, or express joy. It makes sense that we would want these to be perfect, and porcelain veneers can help.
Porcelain veneers are thin facades of advanced ceramic that are bonded to the visible surfaces of your teeth, giving them an entirely new visible surface which can close gaps and fix discoloration.
Here are four reasons they may be the perfect option to achieve the smile of your dreams.
Their Application is Seamless
Veneers are perfectly bonded to our natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are custom-crafted for your smile. That way, they fit perfectly, creating a seamless appearance with your natural teeth.
Light-sensitive resin is placed between the original teeth and veneer and then hardened through a curing process, securing the veneers to your teeth. The bond between the original tooth and the veneer is important. Not only does it create the incredible aesthetic effect, but is also responsible for the veneer’s wear and functionality.
Crafting the Perfect Smile
Porcelain veneers are an incredibly successful option in many situations. Specifically, when teeth do not possess the desired color, shape, or contour. Veneers can also correct gaps between teeth, teeth that have been fractured, or, in some situations, teeth that have been compromised in a way that creates minor bite issues.
One major difference between porcelain veneers and other cosmetic procedures such as whitening, is that your results will not be limited to your natural teeth. Because your enamel naturally has its own shade of white, teeth whitening can be limited.
But porcelain veneers are designed to perfectly achieve the smile you want, the one that you talked about with cosmetic dentist Dr. Ramin Goshtasbi (“Dr. G”). Your teeth can be as white as you want, and they can be long, and can even have the minor variations in shape that you want.
Another major benefit of porcelain veneers is that they are not just a short-term solution. Porcelain veneers are a very advanced ceramic, about ten times stronger than your natural tooth enamel. If they’ve been properly fitted and maintained, they can last between ten and twenty years.
Not only that, they’re more resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke, as well as carrying a lower probability of chipping or cracking.
Like all procedures, however, they are not for everyone. Those suffering from TMJ, grinding, or other bite related issues may not be a good fit, as this could damage the veneers. It’s also important to understand that veneers cannot replace missing teeth like dental implants, and cannot be applied to teeth that have suffered considerable structural damage or decay.
The first step to determining whether porcelain veneers are right for you is scheduling an appointment. If you’re looking for a smile solution in Scripps Ranch, please call (858) 271-1010 today for an appointment with Dr.G at Oasis Dental Arts.