Your smile says a lot more about you than you know. It shows off your mood, it shows off your personality, and above all, it shows off your good looks. One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures that patients like are porcelain dental veneers.
Porcelain dental veneers are essentially thin shells that are glued on top of your existing teeth to help with a variety of cosmetic issues. During this process, your dentist will first sand down your existing teeth so they are really thin. This way the veneers are flush against your surrounding teeth making them look natural. Once your natural teeth are sanded down, your dentist will then glue on the dental veneers to help you get that smile you've always wanted. Depending on your cosmetic concern with your smile, you may want to choose veneers for a variety of reasons including:
Having a few crooked teeth at the front of your mouth may make you feel self-conscious, but if the thought of having to wear traditional metal braces is frustrating, then you may want to consider dental veneers. Dental veneers can't actually straighten your teeth, but they can help create the appearance of straight teeth so that you don't have to wear braces or Invisalign. By simply placing straight veneers on your front teeth, your dentist will be able to change the entire appearance of your smile.
Having to always whiten your teeth isn't something that anybody wants. If you have especially yellow teeth either due to genetics, coffee consumption, or tobacco use, then you may want to consider a more permanent way to get white teeth: dental veneers. With your dental veneers, you will get to choose a shade of veneers that looks much brighter and whiter than your natural teeth. Although you won't' want to go too white because that will look unnatural, having teeth that are the shade you want will go a really long way in building your confidence. Just remember that even though your veneers are artificial they can still stain, so make sure to brush them after you smoke or drink coffee or tea.
As you age, your teeth tend to become a bit brittle and thin which can cause them to chip at the bottom. If you have noticed that your teeth are chipped, then dental veneers can strengthen them and give you that smile that you've been wanting.
To learn more about dental veneers, contact a dentist near you.