Wanting to have that sweet Hollywood smile? There’s a new trend in cosmetic dentistry that gives people that perfect looking smile. They are called Porcelain Veneers. They can be compared to false fingernails.
Porcelain Veneers when attached to teeth can hide the imperfections of your teeth. It can also improve the alignment, the spacing, the color, and even the length and shape of your teeth.
Dental Veneers make your teeth beautifully shaped and aligned creating a white and bright smile. It is categorized under cosmetic dentistry.
Compared to veneers in the past, today’s veneers have that translucent ceramic quality giving a rather natural look.
Porcelain veneers and composite resin are the two most common ingredients being used to produce dental veneers. A dental specialist can easily fabricate both types within a dental laboratory. A dentist or dental specialist can actually directly mix and apply composite veneers on your tooth.
Dental veneers, on the other hand, are indirectly fabricated and are done in a dental laboratory. These veneers are attached to the surface of the teeth using several types of resin cement. If we compare the two types, porcelain veneers are more expensive but they also last longer.
An attractive smile is often viewed as more of a business or social asset, but results of a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery reveal that almost half of Americans are unsatisfied with their smiles. Porcelain veneers may be the answer to improve those smiles. This process is actually considered as the most attractive restoration that has ever been introduced in the field of dentistry today. Its life-like and natural beauty has exceeded all previous attempts of creating a beautifully shaped set of teeth.
Advantages Of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are natural looking and look just as like a set of healthy teeth.
The translucent characteristic of porcelain veneers make it superior as compared to other materials. Porcelain veneers once bonded to the teeth can mirror light creating a healthy and natural look.
Porcelain veneers are also stain resistant.
Porcelain veneers compared to other materials exhibit a higher level of resisting elements that may cause damage or stain the teeth.
There can be various styles on how to administer porcelain veneers. Some of the factors that need to be considered before having the procedure done is finding out what would be the best restoration style for you. This will include the type of image that you might want to project. It is also dependent on how much you are willing to spend for the restoration.
A well trained cosmetic dentist will listen to your needs and will be able to understand exactly the outcome that will expect and will be able to implement this to his design. The next step that a cosmetic dentist will do is simulate the end results through a video imaging program giving you an idea of what the restoration would look like and how the restoration will affect your smile. Other factors that the cosmetic dentist will take into consideration are: shape of the face, complexion, and hair color.
The next stage involves creating the porcelain veneers which will be used to cover the surface of the teeth. A mold of the teeth will be created. The mold will be used to craft the individual veneers. The veneers are then ready to be bonded on the teeth. An adhesive will be applied and a special laser light will help harden the adhesive. Once the procedure is complete, you will able to enjoy a natural looking and long lasting smile.
Truly an elegant way of bringing a new smile to your face.