Five Important Facts about Porcelain Veneers
By J. Brent Gorrell on October 24, 2011
When it comes to achieving the smile that you have always wanted, there are plenty of ways that this can be done. When you visit with Mountain View and Palo Alto cosmetic dentist Dr. J. Brent Gorrell, he will use all of the tools at his disposal to determine how best to meet your dental care needs. In some cases, this can be done entirely through the use of porcelain vneers.
Porcelain Veneers and What They Are
Also referred to as dental veneers, porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that fit over the front facing portions of your teeth. When in place, porcelain veneers effectively block out dental imperfections from view, leaving your smile looking perfect. Many celebrities have porcelain veneers in place, but you wouldn’t even know it since they look so natural.
The entire team here at our cosmetic dentistry practice in Mountain View is confident that you’ll enjoy the results that porcelain veneers can achieve. We’d like to share with you five important facts about porcelain veneers that you may not have already known.
1. Porcelain Veneers Look Just Like Your Natural Teeth
We mentioned above that lots of celebrities have porcelain veneers and you didn’t even realize it. That because when they are in place, porcelain veneers perfectly resemble natural teeth. Whether in artificial light or natural light, porcelain veneers undetectable and indistinguishable from natural tooth structure.
2. Porcelain Veneers Are Great for Masking Dental Stains
Most people think that the only way to get rid of dental stains and tooth discoloration is teeth whitening. That’s not true. Porcelain veneers are great for dealing with major dental stains. In fact, porcelain veneers are sometimes better for addressing stains than traditional teeth whitening treatment.
3. Can Make Your Smile Look Straighter and Better
While braces have been a great option for making you have a straighter smile, Palo Alto porcelain veneers are good for minor instances of tooth misalignment and unevenness. That’s the reason that many people refer to porcelain veneers as instant orthodontics.
4. Chips and Cracks Can Be Hidden Away
Chips and cracks can really mar the overall appearance of a smile. Usually dental bonding and dental crowns are traditional treatments for these issues, but you can also take care of them with porcelain veneers. Since porcelain veneers are so versatile when it comes to dealing with chips, cracks, stains, and misalignment, they are often used in smile makeover treatments.
5. Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers is Easy
There is no extra special care involved in the proper maintenance of porcelain veneers. Just be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss every night, and visit our practice twice a year for your regular checkups. Adjustments and fixes can be made as needed. Simple as that.
Learn More About Porcelain Veneers and Smile Makeover Treatment
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers (there are many more than five facts, let me tell you), be sure to contact our Mountain View cosmetic dentistry practice today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person.
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