Your smile is a crucial part of your appearance, your health and even your state of mind. Studies show that a person’s smile can influence people to think they are more attractive, more fun and more youthful looking.
If you have any of the following, then porcelain veneers may be just what you need to finally have that gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted!
You are a candidate if you have:
• Misaligned Teeth
At its simplest definition, porcelain veneers are wafer thin pieces of porcelain that are custom created for each client. The veneers are placed atop the existing teeth and this creates an overlay of perfectly white and straight teeth.
The process of getting veneers is relatively pain-free and easy. A tiny little bit of enamel is removed from your teeth to help the adhesive “grip”. Then, the adhesive is applied to the tooth and the inside of the veneer piece and the veneer is then placed on top of your tooth. Once dry, you have a lovely and very natural looking smile!
Porcelain veneers have the added advantage of being far less expensive than braces, and they offer a very quick fix to many cosmetic dental problems. Generally, our Long Island Shine Dental Group office can get your veneers back from the customizing laboratory within a week or two, and you can usually get your veneers placed in one visit.
When you do get your new veneers, if you’re concerned about how to keep them in great shape, relax! Unless there is a special issue with your teeth, you will care for your veneers much like your regular teeth. Most experts recommend that you use gentle toothpaste to prevent wear, and avoid coffee and soda that could stain the veneers. Otherwise, you can simply enjoy the great looking teeth with very little extra maintenance!
In some cases people may have more sensitive teeth after this procedure, since the enamel on your natural teeth has to be worn down for the veneer adhesive. Some people simply use toothpaste for sensitive teeth and avoid very hot or cold beverages. This is a minor inconvenience that some patients may have. Generally speaking, veneers are one of the easiest and lowest-maintenance ways to get a great set of teeth in a hurry.
You deserve to have a beautiful smile, so let us help you with a consultation to see if you would be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.