If you have a smile that doesn't look its absolute best, there are plenty of options out there for improving its overall appearance. By meeting with a skilled cosmetic dentist, you can learn about all of your options for smile enhancement in much greater detail.
There's actually one particular treatment option that can prove especially helpful to you and your needs. Some call it "instant orthodontics" because the results are so dramatic. You may know this treatment option better by the name porcelain veneers.
About Porcelain Dental Veneers
Also known as dental veneers, porcelain veneers are thin shells of specially crafted dental ceramic. These thin shells are placed on the front portions of the teeth in order to conceal various cosmetic problems with the teeth. Porcelain veneers are currently one of the most popular options out there for smile enhancement and cosmetic dental care makeovers.
Dental Problems That Porcelain Veneers Can Address
Porcelain veneers are extremely versatile, able to address a number of different dental problems. These include:
- Teeth that are chipped
- Teeth that are cracked
- Teeth that are stained or discolored
- Gaps between teeth
- Uneven or crooked teeth
In some cases, all that's required to achieve a total smile makeover is some well-placed porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Dental Veneers Look Completely Natural
One of the great benefits of porcelain veneers is that they blend in seamlessly with natural tooth structure. That's right. When you are under natural light or artificial light, whether it's day out or nighttime, no one will be able to distinguish the porcelain veneer from natural tooth structure.
Porcelain Dental Veneers Are Quick and Easy to Place
The porcelain veneers procedure is generally simple. During the process, a small amount of tooth structure is removed in order to accommodate the porcelain veneer. (For certain ultra-thin veneers, sometimes no tooth structure needs to be removed at all.) The porcelain veneer can be placed in just two visits to the dentist's office, and sometimes just one.
Given the above, now you may know why porcelain veneers are nicknamed "instant orthodontics."
Porcelain Dental Veneers Are Stain Resistant
Another great advantage to getting porcelain veneers is that they are stain resistant. When in place, they will be able to resist discoloration and tarnishing. With this in mind, it's important that you take good care of your dental health and wellness to ensure that your natural tooth structure doesn't stain.
Alternatives to Porcelain Dental Veneers
While porcelain veneers are able to do a lot of good for patients, sometimes it's better for other cosmetic or restorative dentistry treatments to be used instead. During your consultation, we will be sure to discuss the various alternatives to porcelain veneers and how those may be able to help you achieve the best possible dental wellness.
Learn More About Porcelain Dental Veneers
For more information about porcelain veneers and your many different options for advanced cosmetic dentistry, be sure to contact our Canton, OH dental care center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.