You may know cosmetic dental veneers as something celebrities get to achieve a perfect smile for Hollywood. However, you should know that the same veneers that are available to your favorite movie stars are also available to you. In fact, porcelain veneers are one of the most popular treatments in modern cosmetic dentistry. They can make drastic and even life-changing improvements to your smile in minimal time.
If cosmetic veneers intrigue you, you may have more questions about this esteemed procedure, including whether or not it is right for your specific set of teeth. At Hollon Dental, we are here to help you learn more about veneers so that you can feel confident in this cosmetic dentistry investment.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded on the front surface of your existing teeth. They are solely used cosmetically, so only the visible teeth of your smile will get veneers. Veneers can conservatively and permanently cover up a wide range of dental flaws. The entire process typically takes only 2-3 painless office visits.
Do Cosmetic Veneers Really Look Natural?
Will my new veneers look too bright or too perfect? In other words, will my veneers look “fake”? Don’t worry; modern veneers are seamlessly customized to match the thickness, shape and natural color of your existing teeth. They are also thin and offer the same translucency as real teeth.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Be Used For?
Porcelain veneers can solve multiple dental imperfections, including those that you were born with as well as those that occurred over time from bad habits or natural wear. If you have the following concerns within the front of your smile, you can likely count on veneers as a solution:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Uneven gaps between teeth
- Short or stubby teeth
- Oddly shaped tooth
- Severely stained teeth
- Slight tooth misalignment
Will My Veneers Require Extra Care?
You’ll be pleased to know that veneers are not only easy to get, but they are easy to care for too. In fact, you can care for your veneers just like natural teeth, which means not using your teeth as tools or biting your nails or chomping ice. Even though your veneers won’t stain like natural teeth, you’ll still need to clean them as usual, as there are still teeth and gums underneath your veneers that are susceptible to disease.
Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
The best way to know if veneers are right for you is to schedule a consult with one of our cosmetic dentists at Hollon Dental. We look forward to creating the Hollywood smile of your dreams!