Have you ever wished that your smile could be a bit brighter and more even? If so, porcelain veneers may be the answer. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front surfaces of your teeth to enhance their overall appearance. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how porcelain veneers can help improve your smile.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Do for My Smile?
Porcelain veneers can do wonders for your smile! With just one procedure, they can give you a straighter, whiter, and more even-looking smile. They can also correct chips or cracks in your teeth, create a uniform shape and size for all of your teeth, and fill gaps between teeth. The natural translucency of porcelain replicates the light-reflecting qualities of enamel which allows the veneer to blend in with the rest of your teeth for an even more natural look.
In about two weeks or less, you could have a brand-new smile that is ideal for your facial balance. Some of the cosmetic flaws that can be hidden behind veneers include:
Stains on enamel
Deep or internal tooth discolorations
Uneven or short teeth
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Getting porcelain veneers is relatively simple compared to other cosmetic procedures. First, your First Smile Family dentist will examine your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Once they have determined that you are eligible, they will prepare the affected area by removing some enamel from each tooth. This is done so that the porcelain veneer lays flush against each tooth without changing its position or causing any discomfort when biting down. Then impressions will be taken of both sets of teeth which will be sent out to a dental lab where custom-made veneers will be created just for you. Finally, after about two weeks once the custom-made veneers have been received back from the lab, they will be bonded onto each tooth using special dental cement which gives them an extra secure fit so they won’t come off over time.
If you want a new smile, veneers are a permanent solution to change your smile’s appearance. Our cosmetic dentist at First Smile Family Dental will discuss what you want to achieve with your new smile. Thanks to our state-of-the-art dental technology, Dr. Nguyen can design your new smile digitally so you can see what your new smile will look like before it is created in a dental lab. So why wait? Consult with your Federal Way dentist today about getting porcelain veneers so you can start flashing those beautiful smiles again!