June 17, 2021
If you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, porcelain veneers can give you a picture-perfect smile. Although you’d like to give your confidence a boost, they are a big investment, and you’ll need to permanently alter your teeth. If you’re still on the fence about calling your cosmetic dentist, there isn’t any reason to worry. Here are 4 facts about veneers to ease your apprehensions, so you can take the next step toward a flawless smile.
1. Correct several issues using one procedure.
A veneer is a thin shell that’s bonded to the front surface of a tooth to instantly improve its color, size, and shape. When applied to the teeth most visible when you smile, you can correct multiple aesthetic issues using just one treatment. You can say goodbye to chips, stains, cracks, and gaps between your teeth.
2. Enjoy natural-looking results that last.
Modern veneers are made of porcelain. The material offers several advantages while also closely mimicking your enamel. As a result, your smile will look natural, so no one will know you’ve had any dental work. Not to mention, porcelain is stain-resistant. Your new smile will stay bright with the right aftercare. Although veneers are thinner than ever, they can last for decades with the proper care, like maintaining your oral hygiene.
3. Keep more of your enamel.
Porcelain allows veneers to be far thinner than those made of other materials, which means less of your enamel is etched during the bonding process. You’ll maintain more of your tooth’s structure for a minimally invasive treatment.
4. You still need to brush and floss.
Veneers aren’t susceptible to tooth decay, but you still need to brush and floss. Your underlying teeth can be compromised by cavity-causing bacteria, and you’ll also need to keep your gums healthy. It’s best to use nonabrasive dental products to avoid scratching your veneers. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your veneers, all surfaces of your teeth, and your tongue for at least 2 minutes twice a day. Your dentist will also recommend using high-quality floss or a waterflosser to clean between each tooth nightly. Besides caring for your smile at home, don’t forget to visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup.
Invest in an Attractive Smile
Research shows people who have attractive smiles are perceived as confident, intelligent, and successful. Veneers are the ideal solution to ensure your teeth are giving the best impression. It’s time to choose a confident future with cosmetic dentistry.
About Dr. Heather Heil
Dr. Heil earned her dental degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She graduated with Honors before undergoing additional training in Germany. She treats patients of all ages to create healthy, beautiful smiles that last. She is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
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