How do you feel about your teeth? One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a smile that you don’t feel confident showing off. There are all sorts of different cosmetic dental options out there to help people feel great about the appearance of their teeth. Porcelain veneers are a popular option because they have so many benefits. Continue reading to learn what some of them are.
Getting Veneers Is a Minimally Invasive Procedure
When you have porcelain veneers placed, you won’t need to put up with an uncomfortable, long procedure in order to see the final result. Your dentist just needs to remove about ½ millimeter of enamel from the front surface of the teeth where the veneers will be placed. You will receive temporary veneers to wear for a few weeks until your permanent ones are ready. During your next appointment, they will be adhered to your teeth using a special cement. There is little to no anesthesia required.
Veneers Fix Plenty of Aesthetic Issues
There are many different cosmetic imperfections that can be easily corrected with porcelain veneers. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Chipped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored/stained teeth
- Minor misalignment issues
Dental Veneers Are Durable and Long-Lasting
Veneers aren’t made to last forever, but they are still considered a permanent cosmetic option. They are nonporous so they resist stains much better than your natural tooth enamel. When cared for properly, they can last between 10 to 15 years or even longer.
There isn’t anything extra that you need to do in order to care for your veneers. You just need to care for them how you would with your natural teeth. Brush, floss, rinse, and see your dentist for regular checkups twice a year.
Veneers Are a Permanent Whitening Option
Many patients come in regularly for teeth whitening, but veneers are another option because they are resistant to discoloration that is caused by habits like smoking and drinking coffee. This way, you don’t need to invest in over-the-counter or professional whitening treatments. Your dentist will be able to design your veneers to be the exact color that you want.
Porcelain Veneers Look Natural
Most people don’t necessarily want the world to know that they had cosmetic work done just by looking at them. This won’t be an issue with porcelain veneers. They are customized to be the exact size, shape, or color necessary to blend in with your smile, leaving you with natural looking, beautiful results.
If you aren’t feeling happy with your teeth, porcelain veneers could be the solution. Discuss your options with your dentist. You will be showing off your smile with pride in no time!
About the Author
Dr. Pasquale J. Giordano is an experienced dentist who has been working in the field for over a decade. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland and is committed to continuing his education and attending conferences and seminars on a variety of topics, including aesthetic dentistry and implant placement. Currently, he is a member of the American Dental Association, the Northern Virginia Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. For more information on porcelain veneers or to schedule an appointment at his office in Oakton, visit his website or call (703) 938-4300.