Having become increasingly popular over the past few years as the way to go for white teeth, porcelain veneers have become a household name. In fact, you may have even thought of getting the procedure done on yourself. But, while porcelain veneers do help whiten teeth, they can help with much more than that. This simple, yet effective cosmetic dental procedure can not only get you a brighter smile, but the smile that you’ve always wanted.
But first, a little history. Porcelain veneers started off as a temporary product in the film-making industry about a century ago. Yes, a century ago. It was used as a cosmetic fix, improving the appearance of the actors’ teeth because permanent fixtures were not yet available. In the last few years, however, modern dental medicine has made porcelain veneers look more natural and a lot more convenient to use. The newest types of porcelain reflect light in the same way that the natural enamel of your teeth does, and they’re also quite as strong.
Porcelain veneers offer superior benefits over other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental crowns or braces. The fingernail-thin shells, which are adhered to the front surface, solve a myriad of aesthetic problems with just one treatment. Here is a list of pros:
They look natural. Porcelain is a translucent material that mimics the look, luster, and feel of enamel.
Whiter teeth. When adhered to the front surface of your teeth, veneers will make your teeth visibly whiter instantly.
No more crooked teeth. Veneers offer a great alternative for patients with crooked teeth who do not want to endure the process of having their teeth straightened with dental braces.
An easy fix. Veneers can fill in areas that are flawed and improving the look of teeth that are chipped or broken.
Gaps are filled in. Veneers can be customized to repair smiles with unsightly gaps.
You’ll have a more youthful look. A whiter, brighter, more lustrous smile can immediately give your face a more youthful appearance.
Inconspicuous look. Unlike other cosmetic procedures that require removing a large portion of healthy, natural teeth, veneers can be applied with little alteration.
Teeth protection. Once applied, the veneers also serve to provide a protective shield to the front surface of teeth.
Stain resistant. Who doesn’t like resisting stains on anything? Porcelain is stain resistant, which will make your smile stay brighter and whiter longer.
Your gums are safe. Because porcelain mimics your actual teeth, your gum tissue is not irritated by porcelain.
To find out more about porcelain veneers, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at (561) 220-4808 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.