You want a brighter, whiter smile. You've tried whitening toothpastes, strips, gels, and even trays. But nothing gives you that super-star, celebrity-like glow. What now? Porcelain veneers are an option that provide a permanent fix.
If you're looking to change your smile for good, learning about what veneers can do for you is the first step to getting a look you'll love. What do you need to know about this dental option?
Even though you may need to get your veneers replaced down the road (a while down the road, that is), they're considered permanent. Veneers are like thin coats for the fronts of your teeth. They're actually thin layers of a dental ceramic that create a new surface. This surface is brighter, whiter, and more even than the front of your natural teeth.
The dentist will need to remove some of the enamel on your teeth before applying the veneers. This means that you can't remove them and not replace them later on. Most patients don't have an issue with this. The look and feel of veneers is will give you the smile you're going for. Add on the fact that you don't have to constantly go back to the dentist for touch-ups or reapply strips every few months, and you have a recipe for happiness—with your smile at least.
Unlike your natural teeth, most dental veneers are made from a stain-resistant material. That means as time goes by you won't have to worry about serious staining or dulling due to your food and drink choices. Of course, you'll still need to maintain your teeth. This means brushing and flossing. But you won't have to use a whitening toothpaste or any other over-the-counter whitening product again.
If your teeth are uneven or have small chips or minor cracks, veneers can help you to achieve an even appearance. The dentist can help you to create the look that you need, without pricey dental devices or any pain. Keep in mind, veneers won't fix severely misaligned teeth or teeth that are completely missing. But they can erase slim gaps and straighten your smile.
Porcelain veneers can solve more than a few dental dilemmas. Whether you have severe staining from years of drinking coffee or you have effects of a major injury, uneven teeth, gaps, or chips, veneers can give you a set of teeth that are worth smiling about.