Every year, people begin January with ideas of new habits or goals. New Year’s resolutions help people learn more about themselves and better their lives. For example, some people choose to travel more; some people want to change their connection with food or themselves. If you want an attainable New Year’s resolution, consider a new smile with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that your dentist will secure to the front side of your teeth. They are a multi-purpose cosmetic tool to change your smile drastically. For example, you can use porcelain veneers to whiten your smile or to change its shape altogether. It just depends on what you want to change about your smile.
In just a few appointments, you can have the smile of your dreams.
What Is the Process?
To begin, you and your dentist will have a discussion about what you want in your new smile. Do you want them to be whiter? Straighter? Bigger? This will help them plan for your goals.
Then, they will fully examine your teeth with a physical exam and x-rays. This allows them to ensure there are no underlying problems, such as tooth decay or gum disease, that would prevent you from receiving your veneers.
The first step is to file down part of your teeth to ensure a seamless placement. Then, your dentist will need to take an impression of your teeth. This helps them create your veneers. Finally, they will send the impressions to a lab to create your veneers.
Once they are done, you will come back to the office for installation.
What Can They Be Used For?
There are many ways you can change your smile with porcelain veneers. Some people use porcelain veneers to fix a chipped tooth or to camouflage discoloration.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
There are many benefits of porcelain veneers that you can enjoy for years to come.
Porcelain is stain-resistant, which means they are less likely to stain while you enjoy your favorite foods and drinks. Your natural teeth are porous, which means they can absorb stains. However, dental veneers are much less likely to stain compared to your natural teeth.
Dental veneers look and feel like your natural teeth. This means that many people will not notice that you even have veneers.
Additionally, your oral care routine doesn’t have to change. Porcelain veneers are relatively low maintenance compared to other cosmetic procedures. This means that you can care for them in the same way that you care for your natural teeth. Flossing daily and brushing your teeth at least twice a day can keep your veneers healthy for years.
With a brand new smile, you can enjoy the benefit of self-esteem and confidence. Your smile says a lot about you. If you have a brilliant set of pearly whites, it says that you have a healthy, beautiful smile.
Although your dentist will eventually need to replace them, porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years with proper care.