How Porcelain Veneers Can Transform a Smile

Jul 30, 2018

If you’re unhappy with your smile, whether due to chips, cracks, gaps, or discoloration, porcelain veneers could be the cosmetic dental treatment for you. These thin coverings fit onto the front of the teeth to transform your smile into one you’ll love.

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are extremely thin ceramic coverings that are bonded to only the front of the teeth. They are created in a way that can improve the smile’s appearance in any way you wish. You can get a single veneer applied or an entire set to cover all the teeth that are visible when smiling.

How can veneers improve my smile?

Veneers are a very versatile and popular cosmetic treatment. They can be used to:

  • Instantly whiten the teeth
  • Fix or mask chips and cracks
  • Get rid of gaps
  • Change the shape of small or misshapen teeth
  • Straighten a slightly misaligned smile

Are they right for me?

Almost anyone who is looking to permanently enhance the appearance of their smile can benefit from a veneer treatment. Because of the quality of dental porcelain, veneers can even be used to improve the strength and function of teeth. The only requirement to receive veneers is sufficient healthy tooth structure to support them. Cavities or gum disease will therefore have to be treated before veneers can be applied.

How can I get porcelain veneers?

The first step to getting veneers placed is to have a consultation with your dentist. During this appointment, you’ll discuss your goals for the treatment and what the actual procedure will entail. The procedure itself usually can be completed in as few as two visits. Following that, you’ll be left with a perfect smile that you’ll be happy with.