Porcelain Veneers for a Stunning Smile
Do tooth imperfections have you covering your smile? Have you ever watched “red carpet” coverage and wondered how Hollywood has so many dazzling smiles?
The answer is porcelain veneers.
If you dream of having a stunning Hollywood smile, Dr. Karl Jobst and his caring team at Grand Lake Dental can help you achieve it.
Porcelain veneers are the quick, one-fix solution to all your cosmetic tooth problems. In fact, they are the number one choice for patients who desire a quick solution for an impressive smile.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surface of your teeth. They correct many flaws and offer the perfect solution to patients who want to achieve a dramatically improved smile quickly.
Veneers can be placed on one tooth, all the teeth, or any number in between. They can be shape-and color-matched to the remaining natural teeth, or they can be whiter to give you a brighter smile. Also, the translucence and light-reflecting properties mimic those of natural teeth. The result is a perfect, natural-looking smile.
Veneers can cover a multitude of tooth imperfections.
The most common reasons patients choose veneers include:
- Severely discolored teeth
Teeth whitening can be highly effective at brightening your teeth, but there are limitations. For instance, the whitening only affects the surface of the teeth. Therefore, if you have deep stains, such as from tooth trauma, medications, or excessive fluoride, teeth whitening may not give you the results you desire.
- Misaligned, crooked teeth or gaps between teeth
While orthodontics is also an excellent option for these issues, the results take a long time. Veneers can give the appearance of perfectly straight teeth and fill in any unwanted gaps in a matter of weeks.
- Chipped, broken, misshapen, uneven, worn-down, or unusually small teeth
Cosmetic bonding can also cover some of these, but the results can be limited. Dental crowns offer more options than bonding, but if several teeth need improvement, veneers may be the best option.
The Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
The dramatic aesthetic advantages of porcelain veneers are obvious, but there are other advantages as well.
Some of the advantages include:
- Natural tooth appearance
- Color and shape chosen to best fit you, your face shape, and remaining teeth
- Porcelain is stain-resistant and durable
- Gums tolerate porcelain
- With proper care, they can last for many years
How to Properly Care for Porcelain Veneers
While porcelain veneers are durable and stain-resistant, you will want to take proper care of them to keep them lasting and looking beautiful for many years to come.
Proper care includes:
- Maintaining excellent oral health
It would be a shame to blemish your beautiful smile with dental decay or gum disease. You want to commit to good oral hygiene and keep up with routine dental visits.
- Avoid chewing on hard items
Even though veneers are durable, they can break or chip with enough force. Things like ice, pen caps, and even fingernails can damage veneers.
Teeth grinding can put tremendous pressure on your teeth and damage veneers. If you grind your teeth, you may want to get a custom-made mouthguard to wear at night.
- Limit drinks and foods that stain teeth
The porcelain is stain-resistant, but natural teeth are not. The bonding material that holds veneers in place may also become stained.
- Skip mouthwash that contains alcohol
The alcohol in mouthwash can impair the bonding that holds veneers in place.
A Gorgeous Smile with Porcelain Veneers
If you would like to know more about porcelain veneers, our friendly team at Grand Lake Dental is ready to help. Call us today at (918) 787-5700 to discuss your options and schedule a consultation.