As one of the first things people notice, smiles are important to us. They show when we share our opinions, laugh at jokes, or when we’ve found someone that makes us happy, so why wouldn’t we want them to be perfect? Unfortunately, acquiring the perfect smile is easier said than done.
If your teeth are stained, whitening could be a solution. If your teeth are crooked, then Invisalign can help, and if we have any major chips, then dental bonding can also be a viable treatment. But for those patients who have multiple issues, it may feel like your teeth might never look the way you imagine. If you’ve felt this way in the past, don’t despair, porcelain veneers might be the answer you were looking for.
Porcelain veneers are a thin facade of advanced ceramic that is bonded to the visible surfaces of your teeth, giving them an entirely new look which can close gaps, and fix chips and discoloration. Here are three reasons they may be the perfect option to achieve the smile of your dreams.
Application is Seamless
Veneers are custom-crafted for your smile before being applied to your teeth. Once applied, 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 it’s also responsible for the veneer’s wear and functionality.
You Have Control
One major difference between porcelain veneers and other cosmetic procedures is that your results will not be limited to your natural teeth. Because your enamel naturally has its own shade and ridges, teeth whitening can be limited. Veneers are crafted out of medical-grade ceramic which mimics the natural luster of enamel, and allows the patient to pick the shade they want.
More Than Temporary
Another major benefit of porcelain veneers is that they are not just a short-term solution. Made from a material ten times stronger than your natural tooth enamel, when properly cared for they can last upwards of twenty years. Veneers are also more resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke, meaning their brightness won’t fade over time.
Unfortunately, like all procedures, veneers 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.
If you’re looking to find out if veneers are right for you in Westchester County, please contact us today for an appointment at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake.