Porcelain veneers are a great way to change your smile, which can give you a whole new confidence and a whole new outlook on life. Are porcelain veneers right for you? Read on for some information about these little miracle workers and how they can help you.
What are veneers?
Veneers are very thin shells that fit snuggly over damaged teeth. A few hours after their placement you won’t even remember that you are wearing them. Porcelain veneers:
1. Are less than a millimeter thick and fit just right over teeth. Although they are very thin they are also very tough and durable and can last for 10 years or more.
2. Look very natural. Porcelain is resistant to staining and also has a translucent quality that helps veneers to look very much like natural teeth. Not only that, but they are crafted just for you – each veneer is custom made for your teeth and can be made to exactly match your other teeth.
3. Are a much cheaper and easier way to deal with dental issues than some other procedures, such as crowns, implants, or braces. Procedures for other restorations can take months or even years to complete. Porcelain veneers can not only help to cover stained teeth that don’t respond to whitening treatments, but they can also help with teeth that are damaged, have gaps between them, are misshapen, or are crooked.
4. Are a quick procedure – it only takes two visits. The first visit will include moldings being taken of your teeth; these are sent to the lab where they make the veneers. At the second visit, your dentist will remove a bit of your tooth enamel and then apply the veneer using a special cement.
5. Are painless. The procedure to get them is painless, and you can get back to your normal activities as soon as you leave your dentist’s office.
Another thing you should know about porcelain veneers is that they may just change your life. No more being self-conscious about your teeth and going out of your way to avoid smiling. Call Dr. Samuel Jirik’s office in Cabot, Arkansas, at (501) 843-9561 for a veneer consultation today!