Do you avoid taking smiling pictures of yourself so that you aren’t faced with yet another reminder of your less-than-perfect teeth? Have you ever canceled a date or job interview just because you think that your teeth will put someone off or keep all of your good features from being noticed?
If you feel your smile is holding you back or affecting your self-esteem, you are not alone. We all have to live with some things, but you can do something to improve the way your teeth look.
Porcelain veneers are a miracle of modern dentistry, and we have five undeniable reasons why you are going to love what they can do for your smile.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin ceramic shells custom-made to fit over the front of your existing teeth. They can cover several common tooth problems, such as discolored, chipped, cracked, gapped, or crooked teeth. If you have multiple imperfections in your smile that you’d like to improve, veneers are the way to go. You can get a complete smile makeover with just porcelain veneers in many cases.
However, what people really like about them is that the procedure only takes a couple of visits, and the results are excellent.
Here’s Why You’ll Love Dental Veneers
Veneers are a quick and painless way to refresh your look and give you a brighter, whiter smile. They take a few appointments over two to three weeks but compared to other options, they’re a fast way to get a completely new smile.
At your first appointment, your cosmetic dentist will perform an initial exam and evaluation. If veneers are the right choice for you, we’ll prepare your teeth by shaving off a thin layer of your enamel. This step is necessary because, without it, your new teeth would feel bulky. Next, we take impressions and send them to a lab to create your final veneers. While you wait for your final set, we’ll fit you with temporaries to protect and cover your teeth. When your new teeth arrive, you’ll come back in for the final fitting. If any adjustments are needed, we’ll make them right here at our office.
And just like that, within only a few weeks, you’ll have a brand new set of beautiful teeth.
Fixes Many Problems with Just One Procedure
For some people, porcelain veneers can be a fix-all. If you have minor crookedness, discoloration, and chips, veneers might be the way to go. They’ll cover all the imperfections and leave you with a perfect smile. Veneers are even great for teeth that are short, small, or misshapen. We can give your teeth a completely different look.
While veneers are versatile, they can’t be used in every situation. If your teeth are severely crooked or your bite is off, veneers won’t fix that because they can’t fix underlying problems.
Protection for your Natural Tooth
Since veneers cover your natural teeth, they provide an extra layer of protection. If you experience tooth sensitivity due to thin enamel, dental veneers can help. They’ll cover your tooth and you’ll be able to eat and drink that hot coffee or a cold glass of ice water without discomfort.
That added stability becomes even more critical over time by helping to prevent future cavities. That being said, it’s still essential that you take care of your veneers like you would your natural teeth. After all, your natural teeth are still there and the backside is not covered with a veneer.
Veneers are just as low maintenance as your natural teeth. You don’t need to do anything different than what good dental hygiene dictates. Brush you teeth twice per day, floss, use mouthwash and visit your Los Gatos dentist twice per year. If your veneers are hiding crooked teeth, you may have to take extra care to brush the inside of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers will have to be replaced eventually. They can last 10 – 30 years. The large time gap is due to how well you take care of your teeth, mouth, and gums. Good oral hygiene goes a long way!
Look, Feel, and Function Naturally
However, the best reason for loving dental veneers is that they look entirely natural, so only your dentist will know they weren’t always yours. That reason alone is enough to keep you smiling for a long, long time.
Enhance Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
In Los Gatos, many people are looking for a quick and easy way to transform their smiles. So they turn to porcelain veneers. If you’re looking for an upgrade in your smile, call Dr. Nancy Nehawandian at (408) 354-5600 or make an appointment online. Your new smile is waiting!