I talked to you in the last post about your options in adult orthodontics. Now I want to cover the option that doesn’t involve braces at all — porcelain veneers in Merrimack. If you’re dealing with slight gaps or other minor orthodontic issues in your front teeth, you really don’t need to undergo a full orthodontic treatment, anyway. Porcelain veneers can improve these issues while also enhancing the size, shape, and color of your teeth all at once! But how can that be, you ask? Let’s take a closer look at this fantastic cosmetic option.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Thin sheaths of porcelain, dental veneers are sturdy coverings placed directly onto the front surface of the teeth that show when you smile. They’re similar to a dental crown, except they don’t surround the tooth, and they’re only used for making esthetic improvements. Porcelain veneers are not a good option for strengthening a weak, decayed, or damaged tooth.
Dental veneers can improve the appearance of front teeth that are…
- Stained or discolored
- Slightly gapped or misaligned
- Oddly shaped (ex: too pointy or short)
What’s the Procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
Traditionally, porcelain veneers are completed in two visits to your cosmetic dentist’s office.
In the first appointment, you’ll discuss your smile goals and what you do and don’t want in your new porcelain veneers. Your dentist will prepare your teeth to receive the veneers, and you’ll leave with temporary devices while your permanent veneers are created in the trusted lab.
Once an expert ceramist has crafted each of your veneers, you’ll come back to the dentist’s office for their final placement. Your cosmetic dentist will check to make sure they fit and feel like they should, and after you give the final OK your new veneers are bonded securely on.
What Are Some Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
I’m glad you asked, because porcelain veneers offer a number of advantages. First of all, nothing else provides results that are quite as transformative as porcelain veneers. It doesn’t matter how many smile imperfections you’re dealing with — veneers cover them all, like an instant smile do-over. Second, as long as you care for them properly, your veneers will stay beautiful for years to come. And because porcelain is a material that’s highly resistant to stains, you won’t have to worry about them darkening with time.
How to Get Started With Porcelain Veneers
If you’d like to begin your smile transformation with porcelain veneers, what are you waiting for? We want to show you how wonderful your smile can look — contact our office to get started. Request your appointment online today!