Are Porcelain Veneers the right “Fit” For You?
Porcelain veneers are a popular breakthrough in the cosmetic dentistry world, and millions of people are turning to this option for a boost in confidence. We’ve seen a number of patients who have benefited from this procedure simply because of its power to completely revolutionize the look, feel and overall quality of their teeth.
Aside from its aesthetics qualities, porcelain veneers can help correct minor dental conditions that would otherwise require additional procedures to correct. Best of all, all of these benefits can be achieved in just a few visits to the dentist.
What is a porcelain veneer?
A porcelain veneer is a thin, synthetic material that is bonded and molded over tooth’s surface. The purpose of a porcelain veneer is to mimic the natural look of a tooth while providing the same resilience as natural tooth enamel. This is often a go-to option for patients looking to make slight alterations to the composition and color of their teeth. We can go on and on about them, but we’ll let this infographic from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry do the talking:
The Many Functions of a Porcelain Veneer
They’re a multi-dental problem solver
Think of porcelain veneers as a “multi-deliver” procedure. When undergoing this procedure, you can expect:
- An improvement in the proportion of shorter teeth
- An increased symmetry of the teeth
- A masking of the discoloration found on your natural teeth
Don’t let its thin material fool you. Once bonded to a weakened or cracked tooth, for example, a porcelain veneer can eliminate the need to remove that tooth by acting as a splint. Also, thanks to the versatility of porcelain veneers, the chances of undergoing certain extensive dental procedures decreases. Dental caries (or tooth decay), for instance, is one of the most prevalent dental conditions that can be warded off thanks to the protection porcelain veneers provide the your natural teeth.
They provide an instantly whiter smile
Porcelain veneers have the ability to instantly alter the color of your teeth. They can also made to mimic the color of a natural tooth, and the difference in color after they’ve been applied makes your smile look like it’s undergone a teeth whitening procedure. This is especially useful for patients who are suffering from discolored teeth. The best part is that the non-porous material of porcelain veneers keep your teeth protected from future stains. Nevertheless, it’s always wise to stay away from foods and drinks that stain teeth and pose a threat to oral health.
They’re an alternative to orthodontic treatment
Our office offers Invisalign treatment to North Palm Beach patients looking to realign their smile in a subtle way. However, porcelain veneers can also be a right fit for patients who require minimal correction to the alignment of their smile–plus, it can be done in a fraction of the time.
Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you’re looking to enhance the appearance of your smile through porcelain veneers, contact Acosta Dental Arts to learn more about the many benefits this procedure can offer. Our team can determine if your smile is a prime candidate for porcelain veneers and provide a dramatic improvement in your smile in just a few visits. Contact us today for a Free Smile Assessment and see if porcelain veneers are a right “fit” for you.