Are you self-conscious about your smile? Do you hide your teeth during job interviews or while taking photos? Thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, it’s never been easier to achieve a set of pearly whites you can’t wait to show off! While there are a variety of treatments to choose from, porcelain veneers offer numerous benefits that can’t be attained with other services. Here are eight benefits of porcelain veneers you can enjoy as you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
1.) Correct a Variety of Issues
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells of dental porcelain that can be bonded to the front of a tooth to change its appearance. This versatile treatment is typically used to address a variety of cosmetic flaws, such as:
- Chips and cracks
- Stubborn stains
- Small gaps or spaces
- Mishappen, worn down, or uneven teeth.
2.) Suitable Treatment for Enamel Loss
Unlike other parts of your body, your enamel can’t heal itself. If your enamel has been weakened by highly acidic foods, overaggressive toothbrushing, or acid reflux, porcelain veneers can restore its strength and appearance.
3.) Quick, Easy Treatment
In most cases, porcelain veneers can be placed in two quick and easy appointments. During your first visit, a thin layer of enamel will be removed and impressions will be taken. Then, a week or two later, you’ll return to have your permanent, beautiful porcelain veneers bonded into place.
4.) Minimally Invasive Treatment
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin. As such, the layer of enamel that will need to be removed will only be about as thick as a contact lens. This minimally invasive approach ensures that the veneers have enough space to look natural once placed while preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible.
5.) Red Carpet-Ready Results
The incredibly lifelike and dazzling results of porcelain veneers have made them a popular choice among celebrities. Morgan Freeman, Miley Cyrus, Tom Cruise, and many more owe their award-winning smiles to this simple cosmetic improvement!
6.) Easy to Care for
You can easily clean your porcelain veneers right alongside the rest of your teeth! Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash daily will ensure that they stay just as beautiful as the day they were placed for many years to come.
7.) Durable & Stain-Resistant Materials
Since dental porcelain is harder than natural tooth enamel, it can easily withstand the pressure of daily talking and chewing. What’s more, this material is also stain resistant, so you can confidently show off your pearly whites even after drinking a cup of coffee or glass of wine!
8.) Reliably Long-Lasting
On average, porcelain veneers last about a decade. However, if you practice great oral hygiene, visit your dentist for checkups twice a year, and quit bad chewing habits, you can easily expect them to last 20-30 years!
Are you ready to start enjoying the benefits of porcelain veneers? Talk to your Littleton cosmetic dentist today to see if this popular cosmetic treatment is right for you!
About the Author
Dr. Susan Kutis of Blue Sage Dental is committed to helping her patients in Littleton, CO and the surrounding communities achieve the happy, healthy, and beautiful smiles they deserve, and it shows! Her commitment to her craft and her patients has earned her numerous titles and awards, including being named “Top Dentist” In Chicago in 2015 and 2016, “Top Dentist” in Denver for 2017, and “Top Dentist” by Denver’s 5280 Magazine. With state-of-the-art dental technology, high quality materials, and countless hours of continuing education, she ensures that all her patients can achieve and maintain optimal oral health for life. If you’d like to learn more about porcelain veneers, she can be contacted via her website or at (303) 973-1112.