Your smile is one of your most personal attributes, and it is something you are either happy with or wish that you could change. Being unhappy with your smile can affect how others view you and feel that you view them. A smile is something that people share to show happiness, appreciation, warmth, and acceptance. However, if you shy away from sharing your smile, many people may feel that you show the opposite of these. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers are an option that may be suitable for you to create the smile that you have always wanted.
Cosmetic dental veneers have been used for decades to recreate the appearance of the teeth. Celebrities are well known for using them in order to have a screen-worthy smile, yet they are a viable and affordable option for those without celebrity status. Dental veneers are extremely thin shells of porcelain that are placed on top of the original tooth enamel in order to completely change the appearance of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are a completely cosmetic procedure that can typically be done on teeth that are healthy yet have compromised aesthetics.
The process for having dental veneers placed is one that causes permanent change to the natural tooth enamel, which means that dental veneers should always be chosen with careful consideration. Once the change is done to the tooth enamel, it will require veneers, or other cosmetic changes, to always be necessary. Dental veneers are placed on top of natural teeth that have been filed down so that they are able to hold the veneers without adding extra thickness to the teeth. The teeth are filed down, usually less than one millimeter, and the veneers are bonded to the enamel with a special resin that strongly adheres to the teeth under a special curing light. Dental veneers can be color matched to the natural teeth if only a single or few teeth need to be corrected, or they can be used throughout the mouth to completely recreate a beautiful smile.
The most common issues that dental veneers are used to cosmetically improve are:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
Contact Gold Hill Dentistry today to learn more.
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