Approximately a quarter of adults in the United States are embarrassed by their smiles. To fix this problem, many dental offices offer cosmetic procedures for their patients to give their smiles a brighter and healthier appearance. One treatment option that has improved many lives is porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are an alternative treatment for patients who have one or several teeth that need to be restored to improve their smiles. These veneers are bonded to the front of each tooth to give the teeth strength and improve their overall appearance.
What Is a Dental Veneer?
A veneer is a custom-made tooth-colored shell that covers only the front of the tooth. Your treatment plan can be customized to cover a single tooth or multiple teeth with porcelain.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers have many benefits over more invasive options, which is why they are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures.
The procedure for dental veneers is less invasive than other options for dental restorations. Minimal natural tooth structure is removed from the front surface of each tooth being treated.
After the surface has been prepped, each overlay is secured in place with special cement. Small adjustments may be required to the size or color, so the most natural feel and appearance can be achieved.
Patients require little to no anesthesia during this procedure.
Quick Cosmetic Fix
For patients who are unhappy with their smiles, veneers can give them a boost of confidence. Several cosmetic issues can be treated using porcelain veneers. These cosmetic issues include:
- Chipped teeth
- Missing teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Stains or discoloration
Some of these issues, like spaces between teeth, can be treated with braces. However, veneers are less painful, and the process does not take as long to complete.
There are no special tools or equipment needed to care for your dental veneers. You care for them the same way you care for your natural teeth! Brush twice a day and floss at least once daily. You will still need to keep your routine exam appointments, so your dentist can help keep the natural shine to your teeth.
Veneers are a great cosmetic option because they resist decay and staining better than your natural teeth. They are non-porous and resist stains and cavities better than the enamel on your real teeth. If they are cared for properly, dental veneers can last you 10 to 15 years.
A Permanent Treatment Option
Because veneers are non-porous, they can resist staining from habits like drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes. This resilience makes them a top choice for patients who may have returned to the dentist for regular whitening procedures. Veneers will not need whitening and will have stunning, long-lasting results.
Customize Your Smile
Teeth come in all shapes, sizes, and varying shades of white. One person may have rounded teeth, while others have teeth that are squared off. These small elements of a smile can define your overall appearance, and with veneers, you have the freedom to control it.
Veneers can not only correct dental flaws, but the patient can adopt specific features to help find a smile they will love.
Cohen Dental Can Help Design Your Smile
At Cohen Dental, we know how important it is to have confidence in your smile. When you choose us, we’ll listen to how you want to change your smile and develop a treatment plan to help you accomplish your goals.
If you are considering veneers, we can help you customize your smile to bring you the confidence you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn if you are a candidate for dental veneers.