Those stunning celebrity smiles? The gleaming white teeth of every VIP? They are created with dental veneers that are customized to give you a dramatic upgrade for your smile and your overall appearance. Porcelain veneers are the most transformative cosmetic dentistry procedure available, and it may just be the right smile makeover for you.
Problems Fixed by Dental Veneers
Dental veneers cover the front of your teeth completely. If you have multiple aesthetic complaints about your smile, you can undergo several cosmetic dentistry treatments, or you can correct every issue all at one time with dental veneers.
Veneers earn their reputation as one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry treatments by hiding all the irregularities that bother you about your teeth, including:
- Short teeth
- Gummy smile
- Worn enamel
If you don’t like how your teeth look, porcelain veneers will make you fall in love with your smile. When veneers are carefully designed and bonded in place, the result will be a flattering, natural-looking smile.
The Dental Veneer Procedure
It usually takes two visits for the dental veneers procedure from start to finish. That’s a brief time commitment for an amazing result that will transform your entire appearance and last for decades.
The prep begins with the removal of a slight amount of tooth enamel and the reshaping of each tooth to make room for the veneers. Temporary veneers are usually put in place while you wait for your handcrafted veneers to be ready.
The development of your veneers is critical and the decisions made in this arena are the difference between a flawless-looking smile and an unnatural one. You want to cover up your original teeth, but porcelain shells are so thin, the shade of your teeth still influence the final product. Each individual veneer is carefully customized in size, shape, color, and translucency so they complement the shape of your mouth, skin coloring, bone structure, face shape, and even your age.
Once your veneers are ready and you are satisfied with their appearance, they will be bonded permanently in place to create a flawless, uniform smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Everyone has their own motivation for pursuing dental veneers, but here are just some of the benefits of ultimately deciding to undergo this life-changing cosmetic dentistry procedure:
- Beauty: Gorgeous teeth can make you look younger, happier, and healthier. Veneers cover up every imperfection. Plus, the way veneers sit on your teeth allow them to plump your lips just a bit and minimize fine lines around your mouth.
- Confidence: A flawless smile has the power to boost your confidence in all areas of your life.
- Strength: Veneers are incredibly durable and stain-resistant. With regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits, your new teeth will last for decades, even through daily wear and tear.
- Function: When you have teeth that are broken, chipped, or unstable in some way, you worry about how you look, eat, and speak. Veneers make your teeth secure and your smile complete.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers come in different forms. Lumineers are an attractive alternative to veneers because they require little to no prep prior to their placement. Every cosmetic dentistry patient is different. A visit to Dr. Lakshmy Sudeep at the Santa Teresa Dental Center in San Jose, California will include a complete evaluation of your teeth, gums, bite, and overall oral health to determine whether you are a good candidate for veneers and what type of dental veneer is right for you.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out whether you can transform your smile – and yourself – with dental veneers.