Dentists over the years have gained access to some of the most amazing dental technology. When it comes to treating the overall look of your smile, there’s no exception. Discolored teeth can be made several shades whiter and chips or other imperfections can be covered in a couple appointments.
If your smile suffers from tooth gaps, you’ll find many benefits from porcelain veneers. To learn what these are and how to become a candidate for veneers, keep reading.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry defines porcelain veneers as a “thin piece of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.” Their aesthetic quality is the main reason people pursue them and is a large part of why they are considered a cosmetic treatment.
These porcelain sheathes are custom-made and placed directly onto the surface of teeth. Before placement, your dentist in South Windsor will buff down your tooth to make room, then glue the veneer to your tooth’s surface with a special bonding agent. While these veneers are sturdy, they won’t last forever, so you’ll need to take proper care of them just like natural teeth.
How Veneers Can Boost Your Confidence
Whether you have tooth gaps in your smile or you just wish to cover any significant discolorations caused by intrinsic stains, porcelain veneers are a great method to do so. Instead of going through the long and arduous process of realignment through orthodontic treatment, you can cover your gaps in just a few visits. Veneers are also shaded to match the rest of your teeth, so veneers make it look like you just bought a brand-new smile!
You might be surprised at how your new smile can boost your confidence. You might catch yourself smiling more often around those you love, and they’ll be blown away by your new look. A new smile can do wonders for ones looks and credibility, as studies have proven those who are attractive and smile often are believed to be more trustworthy.
Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Being eligible for porcelain veneers is not a particularly difficult process. You’ll start by having a consultation with your dentist so you can build a treatment plan. They’ll look for chips, cracks, discolored teeth, tooth gaps, and other imperfections to determine if porcelain veneers are the best option. Once they know what you want, they can start the buffing process and fabrication of your veneers.
Keep in mind porcelain veneers are an irreversible process. Once they buff down your tooth enamel, it’s gone for good. Make sure that porcelain veneers are absolutely the treatment you want before letting the dentist perform any buffing. Thankfully, they’ll be able to guide you every step of the way.
Give your smile a second chance with porcelain veneers. Schedule an appointment with your dentist in South Windsor today!
About the Author
Sara E. Curcio, D.M.D., earned her dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. After completing her residency training at Hartford Hospital, she eventually earned the recognition of her peers by being voted one of Connecticut’s Top Dentists in 2013. To learn more about her practice, contact her at (860) 644-2476 or visit her website.