Improve Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
A recent study surprisingly revealed that people with straight teeth are considered successful at both, their jobs and love lives. The same research also found that 40% US citizens wouldn’t prefer going on a date with someone who has crooked teeth. The best part is; around 2/4th of Americans said they’ll be most likely to trust someone who has a nice bright smile, over someone who is rich. All of this shows that as a nation, a beautiful smile does matter to us!
If your teeth are stained, unevenly shaped, or slightly broken—don’t be disheartened. Porcelain veneers can help you live the American dream of a flawless smile.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Veneers are extremely fine shell-like coverings for your teeth, mostly made of porcelain or composite resin. These shells are custom made to match the shape, size, structure, and color of your existing teeth and to look natural.
Before applying the veneers, the dentist prepares your teeth by removing a layer of the enamel so the veneer can fit in well. An impression of the existing tooth is taken and used to create the veneer. Meanwhile, temporary veneers are used to cover the teeth surface. Once the custom made veneers are ready, the dentist places them carefully onto the teeth where they are adhered permanently. Your dentist also makes certain adjustments to make sure your veneers look as natural as possible.
Why porcelain veneers?
The biggest benefit of veneers is that they cater to a wide range of dental problems. Whether your teeth are discolored, broken, or have unwanted gaps, veneers can conceal all imperfections flawlessly.
An added bonus is the thinness of the shell. It neither looks obvious nor easily detectable. No one will know you have veneers on, unless you tell them.
Porcelain veneers in particular are strong and there is no need for you to worry about them staining again. Another advantage that veneers have over dental crowns is enamel reduction. A dental crown covers your entire tooth and hence, quite a lot of enamel has to be removed to make room for the crown. Thankfully, that’s not the case with veneers. Since they only cover the front of your teeth, only a thin layer of enamel is removed. The process is simple and only requires you to visit the dentist twice.
Porcelain veneers don’t cost a fortune. At Meyerland Family Dentistry, our procedures are affordable, reliable, and last for a decade. For more details, either contact us online or call at 713-723-7200. Please note that our dental services are available in Houston, Texas.