Have you thought about having porcelain veneers placed on your teeth? It has become a popular means of hiding dental flaws, and a means to enjoying an impressive, good-looking smile. The veneers are crafted in a lab, with your unique measurements accounted for, so that they provide an ideal fit. The porcelain material is semi-translucent, so that they reflect light like natural teeth. They are also stain-resistant, so that you have less risk of tarnishing their color. Despite their durability, you should still take care to preserve their appearance.
Receiving Your Veneers
Before you can begin the process of receiving veneers, your dentist will need to confirm that your teeth will be able to support them. If you have existing dental problems, or weak or depleted enamel, you may not be a viable candidate. For people who are confirmed, you will have an impression taken of your teeth, and a small portion of enamel will be removed (to allow for the added space of the veneers). Once your veneers have been created, you will have them bonded to your teeth in a follow-up visit.
Caring For Your Veneers
Just as you did before you received veneers, you will need to routinely clean your teeth with brushing and flossing. Regular checkups enable your dentist to confirm that your veneers are still in good shape. While the porcelain material is stain-resistant, you should limit your exposure to items that are known to stain teeth. Porcelain veneers cannot have their color improved via whitening agents, like your regular teeth can.
Other Cosmetic Treatment Options
For a faster, less costly alternative to veneers, you may be interested in dental bonding. Bonding is often used to treat a tooth that looks damaged, or has any other type of flaws.