Porcelain veneers and their benefits
Totally Smiles in Cairns explains what porcelain veneers are and how they can be a beneficial orthodontic solution for straightening teeth and other dental issues.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells or covers made from medical-grade porcelain (or ceramic) which are permanently attached directly to the front surfaces of your existing teeth giving you an instantly perfect smile.
They are made from advanced materials that closely resemble dental enamel to provide you with the same strength and resilience as your teeth’s natural enamel. Porcelain veneers look and function like your natural teeth!
The porcelain veneers are tailored for each individual and can help with a number of cosmetic corrections as well as certain orthodontic adjustments.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
The benefits of porcelain veneers are making them one of the more popular dental treatment options available today. Here’s why:
Brightens and Whitens: Porcelain veneers can adequately hide stains, chips, and small gaps between teeth, especially those that are difficult to correct or clean. Even dark stains can be covered by porcelain veneers meaning you can get brighter and whiter teeth for that perfect smile!
Natural: Your Totally Smiles dentist will take an impression of your teeth, which will then be used as the basis for your porcelain veneers. This means that the outline and even the colour of the porcelain shell will be as close to your natural tooth enamel as possible. Made to seamlessly blend in with your teeth, veneers are not only more natural-looking, but they also feel natural, so you can continue with your everyday life uninterrupted.
Comfortable: Made to fit around your existing teeth and on top of your gum tissue, porcelain veneers won’t alter your ability to enjoy your favourite meals and are so comfortable; you’ll probably forget you even have them!
Fix dental issues: Porcelain veneers can help fix a few minor dental issues such as closing small gaps between teeth, covering up stained, worn, missing or discoloured teeth, adding length to short teeth, and smoothening uneven or bumpy teeth.
Added protection: Thanks to their durable, ceramic material, veneers add an extra layer of protection to your teeth and are especially good for protecting chipped or slightly cracked teeth.
Not invasive: Getting your porcelain veneers doesn’t require any major procedures and are relatively non-invasive since they are bonded directly to the front of your teeth (as opposed to covering the entire tooth).
Easy maintenance: Veneers don’t require any extra special care. By regularly brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist for professional cleanings, you should be able to sufficiently care for your veneers and preserve their lifespan.
Long-lasting: Porcelain veneers have been designed to resist staining and decay better than your regular teeth so that they can last you years. However, despite its durable and stain resistant design, porcelain veneers will still need to be cared for (as you would your normal teeth) which means regular brushing and flossing and taking care not to bite down hard on solid foods which can cause it to chip. The great thing about porcelain veneers is that they have been designed to last years which mean it’s a great long-term investment in protecting your smile.
Boosts confidence: Many people are afraid to smile because they suffer from stained, chipped, or cracked teeth which can lower confidence. By using porcelain veneers, you can cover up those imperfections to get an instantly brighter and more beautiful smile to boost your confidence so you can keep smiling.
The Process of Porcelain Veneers
Once you and your dentist have decided that porcelain veneers are for you, you can begin the process of fitting it.
One of our highly trained Totally Smiles professionals will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab where they will create a special porcelain veneer to fit your particular set of teeth. The final step in this procedure will be to permanently bond the porcelain veneers to the front of your teeth, to give you an instantly beautiful and natural smile.
Totally Smiles, Totally Veneers
Your porcelain veneers are based on impressions of your teeth, meaning that their colour, size, and shape will be as close to your natural teeth as possible giving you a naturally bright and perfect smile.
Porcelain veneers are durable and stain-resistant and can help solve several minor dental issues such covering gaps, stains, and chips on teeth. They also provide an additional protective layer, extending the lifespan of chipped or slightly cracked teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a fast and reliable way to obtain a beautiful and natural smile that will boost your confidence.
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