dental-veneers-sanjose-losgatosDo you avoid being in pictures because you hate how crooked your teeth look? Do you feel like they are the only thing people notice when they meet you? Are they the first thing you see when you smile at yourself in the mirror? Have you considered getting them straightened, but haven’t bothered because you really don’t have time to deal with braces? Cheer up, because dental veneers just might be the instant orthodontics that you need.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells expertly made from sturdy ceramic. They are very strong and designed to last between 10 and 30 years. They are resistant to staining and retain their bright color for many years. Each porcelain veneer is custom-fit and color-tinted to match the affected tooth, as well as your surrounding natural teeth. The goal is to create an entirely natural-looking smile so that only you and your dentist know your secret. Typically the enamel on the affected tooth is “roughed up” a bit to ensure the best fit for a veneer. This is important because that roughed up texture gives a better surface for the veneer to adhere to. In the end, this allows for a stronger, more durable result.

Straighten your teeth without braces

A cosmetic dentist will need to examine your teeth to see whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. If you are, then they also need to check the alignment of your existing teeth to decide if your teeth can be straightened using only veneers. If the dentist determines that you are good-to-go for instant orthodontics, then he or she will take an initial impression of your teeth and have your veneers custom-designed.

Would you like to learn more?

Download our free e-book about “Cosmetic Dentistry” today to get more details. If you feel this is an investment you are interested in, contact your qualified cosmetic dentist for additional details. No one can straighten your teeth by waving a wand and saying, “abracadabra,” but an expert cosmetic dentistry team can make you feel like magic has happened when you see the final life-changing results.