Do you feel like you can’t seem to get away from your friends’ and colleagues’ beautiful smiles these days? Treatments like porcelain veneers from your dentist in Richardson are more affordable and accessible than ever — and your friends and colleagues are taking advantage.
Are you interested in learning about your options in cosmetic dentistry? There are a lot of reasons your dentist loves porcelain veneers — and we think you will, too.
#1: They’re Highly Customizable
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover up imperfect front teeth. Your dentist can customize them to match the exact size, shape, and shade that will match your facial structure best.
There’s no one-size-fits-all in cosmetic dentistry, and not everyone wants a Hollywood smile. With veneers, you can show your dentist a photo of the exact smile you want — and get it.
#2: And Completed In Just Two Visits
It only takes about two weeks and a couple of visits to get your porcelain veneers. Here’s what you can expect from the veneer procedure:
- First appointment: Your dentist prepares each tooth to receive a veneer by removing a small sliver of enamel from its surface. A mold is taken of the teeth. Temporary veneers cover up the prepared surface in the meantime.
- Second appointment: Your veneers have been crafted in a separate lab. Your dentist removes the temporary veneers. After checking to ensure the new restorations fit and look just as planned, they are securely bonded onto the surface of your teeth.
#3: Did Someone Say Permanent Whitening?
Dental porcelain is far more resistant to staining than your natural tooth enamel or the composite resin used in dental bonding. You won’t have to worry about your veneers absorbing the colors from what you eat and drink. In fact, they’re so resistant you can think of them as permanent teeth whitening.
Continue visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup, cleaning, and polish to keep your teeth and veneers as sparkling as they were on the day you got them!
#4: Instant Orthodontics, Too
Veneers can cover up virtually any cosmetic imperfection affecting otherwise healthy teeth — and that includes minor gaps between teeth or other misalignments. In this way, they can have an almost instant orthodontic effect, helping patients avoid longer treatments that may not be all that necessary.
#5: They Last for Years (With Good Maintenance)
Another bonus of veneers is they can last for a decade or more with proper care. Make sure you continue to brush and floss to keep your veneers and the teeth and gums surrounding them as healthy as can be. If you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard.
About Meredith G. Davis DDS
Dr. Meredith Davis and Dr. Neill Clayton are dedicated to revealing smiles that are as beautiful as they are healthy. To learn more about our dental practice or to discuss your eligibility for veneers, you are invited to contact the office at (972) 231-4876.