If you watch television or movies at all, especially those “makeover” television shows, you may have heard of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a way to dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth and give them that dazzling “Hollywood” smile you see on TV and on the red carpet. Porcelain veneers can also be used to achieve a less striking appearance, taking a smile from “unattractive” to “slightly imperfect”. Porcelain veneers can be tailored to fit your specific esthetic concerns and match your personality and desires.
What are porcelain veneers, exactly?
Porcelain veneers are a treatment that can be used to improve a variety of dental conditions, including:
-Spaces or gaps between teeth
-Broken or chipped teeth
-Stained or discolored teeth
A porcelain veneer is a very thin layer of porcelain that is made to have very similar properties to tooth enamel—namely natural color and clarity. This thin layer of porcelain is typically bonded to the front surface and top edge of your tooth to achieve the desired cosmetic result.
Are porcelain veneers the best option for a beautiful smile?
The answer to this question can vary for many reasons, including your particular needs and your dentist’s specific treatment philosophies. In some cases, the answer is a resounding YES. In other cases, other options, including orthodontics, porcelain crowns, bonding, tooth whitening, or some combination of all of these treatments can be used to achieve the best result.
How do I know if veneers are for me?
At Easy Dental Care, we offer a no-charge cosmetic consultation right here in Gainesville. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!