Porcelain Veneers: Are They Right For Me?

Your smile affects every interaction you have with others. If you are embarrassed of your smile, it makes it difficult to eat, laugh, smile and talk with confidence. The good news is that advances in cosmetic dentistry now make it possible for virtually everyone to have a beautiful, confident smile. It is up to you and your dentist to determine the best cosmetic dental solution to help you achieve your best smile.

Porcelain veneers are one cosmetic dental solution that can be used to improve the appearance of your smile. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, custom-made shells that can be laminated on the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearances. This advanced cosmetic procedure can be used to balance the smiles of people with misaligned, misshapen, gapped or unevenly spaced teeth. It can also be used to cover teeth that are chipped, broken or severely discolored.

Porcelain veneers can be closely matched to the color of your teeth for a more natural appearance. With proper care, a set of porcelain veneers can last up to between ten and fifteen years. Your oral hygiene will have a big impact on how long your porcelain veneers will last. As with natural teeth, it is important to brush and floss your teeth that are covered with porcelain veneers everyday. You may also want to rinse with a mouthwash. You will also want to stay away from beverages that are known to stain your teeth or drink them through a straw. Lastly, visiting your dentist for regular dental examinations and cleanings is especially important when you have porcelain veneers.

Since this cosmetic dental solution requires a blend of artistry and skill, it is important to find a cosmetic dentist who is highly skilled and has an extensive amount of experience in this area of cosmetic dentistry. To get more information about porcelain veneers and to find out if you are a candidate for this procedure, contact a cosmetic dentist in your local area.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Randy Muccioli, Muccioli Dental