Are you unsatisfied with the way your pearly whites look? Are they not so white anymore? You could try teeth whitening, but you’ve heard it makes your teeth sensitive. That, and you have chips in a couple of your teeth that you know whitening couldn’t fix. It might be time to consider porcelain veneers in Carmel. They can fix most of the flaws you could possibly have in your smile. Keep reading to learn about 3 benefits of porcelain veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain that are attached to the front surface of teeth to mask cosmetic flaws. They are custom-made to fit your teeth, look completely natural, and can be installed in just two appointments. At your first visit, your cosmetic dentist in Carmel will remove a small layer of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for veneers, and place temporaries to protect your teeth while your permanent ones are being made in a lab. Once those are ready, you will return to the office and your permanent veneers will be installed, giving you a whole new smile. Let’s look at 3 benefits that veneers have to offer:
1. They Can Conceal Many Types of Flaws
Porcelain veneers can fix many problems you might have with your smile, such as:
- Discoloration or stains
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
2. They Are Resistant to Stains
Natural teeth can stain when you drink too much coffee or red wine. Veneers, on the other hand, are much less likely to stain when consuming colorful foods and drinks. They’re not one hundred percent guaranteed to never stain, but one cup of coffee a day shouldn’t give you as much trouble as it would for natural teeth. If you brush your veneer teeth regularly, they are even less likely to stain.
3. They Can Be Customized to Fit the Shape of Your Face
Veneers can not only be adjusted to match the shade of your natural teeth, but they also come in 12 different shapes. Your cosmetic dentist can help you decide which option will go well with the shape of your face. Since veneers can last up to 10 years or even longer, this is an important decision that you shouldn’t take lightly. However, if it makes no difference to you, your dentist can help figure out which shape is right for you.
Porcelain veneers can transform your smile in just a couple of visits to your dentist’s office. If you want your smile to dazzle those around you, talk to your dentist about getting veneers today.
About the Author
Dr. David Kristoff has provided comprehensive dentistry in Carmel, Kansas for more than three decades. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Pierre Fauchard Society, the International College of Dentists, and the American and Indiana Dental Associations. To learn more about how he can transform your smile with porcelain veneers, click here or call (317)-846-3436.