If you are like one-third of adults, you probably do not like how your teeth look. Every time you look in the mirror, you are left feeling disappointed while you also struggle with daily insecurities. Although you have probably considered cosmetic dentistry in the past, you are not too sure which procedures are right for you. You have heard many great things about porcelain veneers in Orlando, but are they right for you? If you are ready to transform your smile, there is an easy way to help determine if veneers are the best choice.
Porcelain veneers are very versatile, allowing them to cover an array of cosmetic imperfections. By placing the thin shells over the front side of the teeth, chips and cracks are instantly hidden while your teeth become shapelier and more proportionate. They may also be an option to hide alignment issues, like minor gaps or overcrowding.
Porcelain very closely mimics the appearance of enamel, so they create a bright, natural-looking smile. If you suffer from stubborn tooth discoloration that will not respond to traditional whitening treatments, porcelain veneers can help. Your teeth will become whiter with results that last because porcelain is stain-resistant with the right care.
When compared to many other cosmetic procedures, including traditional dental veneers, those made of porcelain provide you with a minimally invasive option. Porcelain is very thin, so less of the tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process.
Porcelain veneers allow you to achieve the results you want in just two appointments. There is no need for a lengthy treatment process. After your initial consultation, your customized treatment plan is developed. During your first appointment, your teeth are cleaned and prepared, which involves removing a small amount of enamel so the veneers will sit flush on your teeth.
Impressions are taken to create your custom-made veneers. While you wait, temporary ones are attached. In about two weeks, you will go back for your second and final appointment to have your new veneers bonded in place.
Although veneers are thin, they are strong and durable. With the right aftercare, they will last an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced. To promote their longevity, it is best to use nonabrasive products when brushing and flossing while maintaining your regular dental appointments. In addition, avoid using your teeth as tools or any other habits that may cause them to break.
If you are ready to stop feeling insecure about your smile, it is time to invest in your confidence with porcelain veneers.
Dr. John E. Russo received his DMD degree with honors from the University of Florida. He completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry to specialize in an array of dental aspects, including cosmetic dentistry. If you have any questions about porcelain veneers, contact his office today to schedule a consultation with the trusted cosmetic dentist in Orlando.