The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Quick, think of someone you know with a fabulous smile. Got a picture of them in your head?

Good, now go smile in front of a mirror. Does your smile look anything like the smile that you admire? If so, great!

But if not, and you’re convinced you can never enjoy that kind of dazzling smile, it’s time to rethink your beliefs.

The team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California, can help. They’re experts at using porcelain veneers to craft the perfect smile for you.

Here’s some information from the team about how porcelain veneers can benefit you.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that dentists adhere to the front side of your teeth to create a bright, uniform smile. 

Your veneers are custom-made to produce the most natural look possible. The color of your veneers is matched to the exact shade of your teeth, and the veneers are designed to reflect light naturally.

You can get just one veneer if you have one chipped tooth, or you can get as many as you need to create a brand-new smile. 

How are porcelain veneers used?

The idea behind veneers is to hide and fix any imperfections in your teeth or your smile by covering up the problem areas and presenting instead bright, perfect teeth. 

They’re perfect for covering chips and cracks, and they can also cover small gaps between teeth or straighten out crooked teeth. (If your gaps or crooked teeth are too severe, you might have to get treatment from an orthodontist before considering veneers.)

Porcelain veneers can also hide discoloration of your teeth that’s occurred over the years. As long as you care for your veneers, they won’t decay or stain and should continue to protect your natural teeth from discoloration. 

With veneers, continue to brush and floss as normal; with good care, your porcelain veneers should last 10-15 years.

How are porcelain veneers installed?

When your dentist installs veneers, they shave off a minimal amount of enamel from your tooth — much less than if you were getting a crown, for example. This prevents the veneers from becoming too big and bulky and keeps the procedure minimally invasive. 

Most of the time, anesthesia isn’t required to get porcelain veneers. The procedure is quick and easy and gives instant results.

When you’re ready to find out more about how porcelain veneers can make a difference for you, contact Silicon Valley Dental Associates to set up an initial consultation. We can build a customized plan for you and before you know it, you’re the one with the perfect smile!

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