Teeth gradually wear down as time progresses. This gradual wear makes the teeth that much more susceptible to damage. Cracks, chips, discoloration and additional oral health care issues will inevitably arise in due time. Such issues have the potential to transform a once-beautiful smile into one that underwhelms. Furthermore, oral health care problems will put the teeth and gums in jeopardy across the aging process. Veneers are available to conceal the blemishes on teeth. Opt for porcelain veneers and your smile will once again shine bright, impress onlookers and give you the confidence you need to be yourself around others.
The Basics of Veneers
Veneers are best described as uber-thin shell-like materials made with porcelain that resembles natural teeth. Veneers are fitted over teeth to conceal cracks and other flaws such as stains. Whether you have chipped, cracked, discolored, gaped or otherwise flawed teeth, veneers will hide the imperfections. This is the assistance you need to look your best so you do not hesitate to smile and talk in public. Veneers can even cover up teeth that are oddly sized or shaped so they blend in nicely with the rest of your smile.
Why Porcelain is Used for Veneers
Porcelain is the most commonly used material for veneers as it provides a number of advantages over other materials. Porcelain veneers are widely favored over dental bonding and other methods for compromised teeth as it looks just like normal teeth. Opt for porcelain veneers and your teeth really will resemble regular teeth. No one in your family, social circle, workplace or elsewhere will be able to tell you are using porcelain veneers.
Veneers Will Hike Your Confidence
If your smile is flawed in any way, you are likely hesitant to part your lips and smile in front of others. This is no way to live life. Whether you are missing a tooth or have damaged teeth, you will undoubtedly be nervous. Your unhappiness will only worsen if you do not address your smile imperfections sooner rather than later. Opt for dental veneers and those dental flaws will be hidden so you can make that perfect first impression.
The Perfect Look
Dental veneers are distinct from other oral health solutions in that they are custom made for each unique patient. It is almost impossible to distinguish between natural teeth and those with veneers. Customized veneers will not be stained by coffee, tea or cigarettes as they are comprised of cutting edge materials.
Natural teeth are allowed to primarily remain as they are when veneers are put in place. The same cannot be said of crowns that require considerable tooth alterations. Furthermore, while some pesky teeth do not whiten after teeth whitening methods are tried, veneers will transform even the darkest tooth into one that is the perfect shade of white.
Veneers are a Low-maintenance means of Beautifying a Smile
Unlike many other options for enhanced oral health and beauty, veneers do not require much maintenance. Maintaining veneers is surprisingly easy. Patients are encouraged to treat their veneers as they would regular teeth. Go ahead and floss, brush and rinse veneers just as you would regular teeth. Ideally, veneers will be cleaned with a non-abrasive toothpaste. Though a follow-up trip with the dentist is necessary about a week after the veneers are placed to determine how the mouth is reacting, little else is necessary. The dentist might suggest a nighttime bite guard so the veneers are not damaged at night. Otherwise, you and the dentist do not have to do anything to keep the veneers looking clean and lovely.
Veneers are Resistant to Stains
There is no sense attempting to beautify the teeth if they will only become stained in the near future. The better approach is to opt for veneers. Veneers do not stain like other tooth restorations. Those who use veneers are empowered to enjoy foods and beverages of all colors, textures, and types. It does not matter if coffee, chocolate, wine or other tasty treats stain your regular teeth; once veneers are in place you will be liberated to eat and drink what you desire without worrying they will compromise your smile.
Veneers are Fully Customized for Optimal Comfort and Proportionality
Veneers are not a one size fits all oral health solution. Rather, dentists to go great lengths to ensure each veneer is completely customized for each individual patient’s unique smile. It does not matter if your teeth are misaligned, comparably small or different in another way. Veneers can be made from a mold of these nuanced teeth. Veneers are then sized to fit in perfect alignment with the rest of the teeth. This way, your teeth will look proportional and symmetrical to one another when you open wide to smile, laugh, eat, etc.
Veneers Will Beautify Your Smile for Years to Come
Veneers have the potential to last a full decade or longer. In fact, those who take proper care of their veneers report they last upwards of 15 years or even longer. The years of service you get out of veneers is well worth the little money they cost. Opt for veneers and you will have a smile you are proud to put on display for upwards of two full decades. This is the reassurance you need to be your true self in public.
Choose Veneers Over Dental Crowns
Patients are often faced with the challenge of selecting between dental crowns and dental veneers. As noted above, veneers are the better solution as they allow the natural teeth to stay intact with minimal alteration. Veneers require merely a millimeter of enamel to be taken off. The removal of as little tooth structure as possible ensures dental veneers can support the teeth and bite. While dental crowns fit over the natural tooth on each side, veneers fit over the sides and front of the tooth to conceal blemishes. Veneers are comparable durable, providing enhanced aesthetics for a decade or longer.
Pleasant Hill Dental is at Your Service
Are you interested in veneers or another dental restoration? Perhaps you need an exam and cleaning. Give us a call at (925) 692-2010 to schedule an appointment.