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In our modern era, we’re fortunate enough to be able to not only make our smiles look exactly the way we want, but to take our pick of procedures to get them there. Porcelain veneers are an option that has dentists and patients alike rejoicing. With these remarkable veneers, you not only alter your smile, but you can actually enjoy the procedure. Sound too good to be true? Read on for a discussion of exactly why we find porcelain veneers to be such a success.
Why Dentists Love Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain. They are bonded onto tooth surfaces to create new, external layers for teeth. With veneers, Dr. Baudean is able to change your smile in any way you see fit – ranging from subtle to significant. The shade of your veneers will match your surrounding teeth perfectly. Or, if you’re getting a full set of veneers, they can be lightened slightly to whiten your visible smile (without the need for hydrogen peroxide or touch-ups).
Now that you know the “what” of veneers, we’re ready to detail the “why.” Dentists choose porcelain veneers because they allow for the most aesthetically pleasing cosmetic work. Dentistry has long been crafting new smile, but contemporary materials and techniques allow for completely realistic-looking changes. That’s our ultimate goal: a smile that looks beautiful, but still natural. This type of result is the most impressive, and allows you to return to your life without feeling like you have dental work in your smile. Your teeth will simply look – and feel – like your own.
In addition to their incredible appearance, porcelain veneers make for a fast, simple procedure. Because the porcelain is so strong, it allows for veneers to be made incredibly thin. With thin veneers, very little natural tooth needs to be removed in order for the restorations to fit. This makes the procedure go by quicker and save time in the schedule.
Why Patients Love Porcelain Restorations
Porcelain veneers’ limited prep procedure may make things easier for dentists, but it completely transforms the patient experience. For standard veneers to fit over teeth, a certain amount of tooth structure needs to be removed from the tooth. This requires drilling, anesthesia, and some level of patient discomfort. Since porcelain veneers are so thin, they may not require any tooth prep at all. This is especially welcome for patients with dental anxiety. You won’t have to wear temporary veneers, and you’ll be spared time and uncertainty in the dental chair.
Patients also adore the results that porcelain veneers make possible. When compared to smiles built with veneers made from other restorative materials, the porcelain grins win out. The thinness of the veneers allows some light to pass through, while the rest is reflected. This mimics natural enamel so closely that the veneers are indistinguishable. With the number of shades available, your veneers will be matched perfectly to your natural teeth, and will blend neatly with your smile. No one (including yourself!) will be able to tell that your veneers aren’t the teeth you grew up with.
Veneers make for smiles that you can determine – down to the last detail. As veneers are easily customizable, patients can choose their shapes and shades to tailor final results. You’ll be able to bring the exact smile that you wanted from your imagination into the real world.
Interested in Getting Dental Veneers in Marrero?
Schedule a porcelain veneer consultation to learn more about your options, and whether your smile is a candidate. This could be your first step toward a perfect smile.