More than half of Americans feel insecure about the way their teeth look. They cover their mouths when they laugh, they keep their mouths closed when they smile, and they generally feel self-conscious about the way their teeth look.
Whether their issue is teeth that aren’t quite symmetrical, teeth that are chipped or cracked, or teeth that are discolored, porcelain veneers may be a great option to transform their smiles.
If you find yourself as part of this group, you might be in for a pleasant surprise when you visit Portrait Dental Care — Dr. Minh Nguyen and his team can work wonders with veneers. Here are just a few of the many benefits of porcelain veneers.
Look and feel natural
If you’re worried veneers will look obvious or will make your mouth feel strange, be assured that today’s technology enables veneers to look and feel just like your natural teeth. Only a thin layer of enamel has to be removed for the veneers to be bonded to your teeth, which keeps them from being big and bulky.
Once installed, you’ll treat them just like your normal teeth: You’ll brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit your dentist regularly for checkups.
Hide small cosmetic issues
If you have small chips or cracks in your teeth, or even slight gaps between some of your teeth, porcelain veneers may just be the best treatment option. Once they are bonded to your teeth, no one will see those chips or cracks, and they’ll look smooth and even, giving you a brand new smile that you’ll be proud to show off.
Cover and prevent discoloration
One of the most requested cosmetic dental procedures is teeth whitening. If your teeth are stained or discolored beyond help, veneers provide an excellent way to cover the stains and give you a sparkling white smile. The porcelain that makes up the veneers is also stain-resistant, so you can stop making those teeth-whitening appointments.
Increase your confidence
Veneers are almost a no-fail way to boost your confidence, and the process is not difficult. Your dentist will first shave off a thin layer of the enamel and then take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab, where your veneers are custom-created for your teeth. When you return to the office for a second visit, your dentist will install the veneers, making sure they fit properly and match the color of your natural enamel.
The process is straightforward and smooth, and at the end of it, you’ll have a transformed smile that will give you confidence by finally enabling you to smile without hiding your mouth in that next family photo.
When you’re ready to explore whether veneers might be right for your situation, reach out to Portrait Dental by phone or with our online form to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Nguyen and his team will examine you carefully and make their treatment recommendations, and soon, your smile will be transformed!