Only a few Americans are lucky enough to have a naturally perfect smile. Studies show that 61% of adults wish they could improve the appearance of their teeth. If you self-consciously hide your teeth during a group photo or a job interview, cosmetic dentistry can come to your rescue.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure where dentists place a thin layer of porcelain or composite material over a tooth to restore its feel, function, and appearance. You can solve dental issues such as chipped, stained, or crooked teeth, giving you a perfectly white and aesthetically balanced smile.
You may need to find the best cosmetic dentist to carry out the procedure that may involve shaving a little bit of your enamel before permanently binding the custom-shaped veneers to your teeth. The procedure is minimally invasive and often does not use anesthetics.
Top 5 Benefits of Veneers
Cosmetic dentists can place a porcelain veneer on one tooth to correct a single flaw or on all front teeth for a complete smile makeover. Here are five amazing benefits of veneers.
1. Have a Natural Look
Your local cosmetic dentist will create porcelain veneers from impressions made from your existing teeth. Unlike dentures or dental implants that replace teeth, veneers improve the appearance of existing teeth. The resin composite or porcelain hides your stain or cracked teeth like a protective shell. You can eat and talk normally as the veneers closely imitate the functionality of natural teeth.
2. Instantaneous Results
Veneers as a cosmetic procedure provide instantaneous results. You can completely reinvent your smile with just two visits to the dentist. The first appointment allows the technicians to get an imprint of your teeth to craft the veneers. The cosmetic dentist will then fix the porcelain veneers on your teeth at your second visit. Dental issues that could have taken months or years to correct through orthodontics or whitening are instantly transformed.
3. Fix a Wide Range of Dental Issues
One of the biggest benefits of veneers is that you can correct several issues at once. Your dentist may recommend cosmetic dentistry services for:
- Chipped Tooth
- Missing Teeth
- Gaps Between Teeth
- Stain or Discolored Teeth
You may need to consult a skilled cosmetic dentist that can advise on whether you are an ideal candidate for veneers or not.
4. Minimally Invasive Procedure
Dental veneers are typically less invasive than other cosmetic dentistry and dental restoration procedures. Your dentist may only need to have only half a millimeter of enamel before placing the veneers. You may only need a little to no anesthesia for the procedure.
5. Easy Maintenance
You only need to look after your new porcelain veneers just as you would your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once to remove any food particles that may support tartar and plaque buildup. You may also see your family dentist for regular dental checkups.
Time to Schedule that Appointment
The benefits of veneers make them an attractive restorative dentistry solution for cracked, chipped, and stained teeth. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, reach out to Phillips & Schmitt DDS, PA. Our Drs Phillips & Schmitt are dedicated to helping patients achieve perfect smiles through dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services.