Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of cosmetically unappealing teeth. This may include teeth that are chipped or cracked, crooked or misshaped, gapped or unevenly spaced, or even severely stained underneath the enamel. Shaped, sized, and shaded to look and feel like natural teeth, dental veneers offer an effective option for addressing even the most pronounced cosmetic imperfections.
Why Consider Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain is an extremely durable substance. It is also translucent, moldable, and entirely safe. What’s more, porcelain reflects light in the same manner as tooth enamel, allowing veneers to look completely natural, even next to untreated teeth. It is the ideal material for veneers.
Porcelain veneers are:
- Strong. Able to withstand biting and chewing functions, dental veneers can last for several years
- Stain-Resistant. Porcelain is naturally stain-resistant, allowing veneers to keep their bright appearance longer
- Versatile. Veneers can be used to treat several cosmetic imperfections, including minor malocclusion
- Easy. You take care of dental veneers in the same way as your natural teeth
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once helps to prevent cavities from forming underneath your veneers. During your biannual check-ups, we will make sure no decay has formed to help ensure continued comfort and lasting appeal.
Are Veneers Right for You?
If you are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers may be a good fit for you. You will need to be free of cavities, gum disease, and tooth infections before treatment. If you have an underlying oral health issue, it will need to be addressed before veneers are placed.
Dental veneers are strong, but they are not designed to replace tooth function. If you have teeth that are broken or damaged, another option, such as a dental crown, may be a better solution. In cases where multiple cosmetic and functional issues are present, a combination of treatments into a complete smile makeover may be needed. We can discuss this with you in greater detail during your initial consultation.
Please call The Smile Centre at 941-351-4468 to schedule a consultation and learn if veneers are a good fit for you. We serve Sarasota and all nearby areas of Florida.