After years of wear-and-tear on your teeth, it’s no wonder you hide your toothy grin behind your lips. Between the chips in your teeth you got when you were a kid and the years of drinking coffee, you’re less than confident in your smile, and it’s completely understandable. There’s a permanent natural-looking solution to your problem that will give you the self-confidence you need to post those smiling selfies and step to the front of your family picture. Porcelain veneers could give you back your best smile.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
There’s a simple solution when your smile is suffering from cracked and chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are small custom-crafted ceramic shells that are placed on the surface of your teeth. They immediately transform your smile and closely resemble your natural teeth. They can also be used to fix various other dental problems like:
- Stained teeth
- Misshaped teeth
- Filling gaps between teeth
Today, advanced technology makes veneers more lifelike and stronger than ever. It also enables the dentist to replicate nearly perfect matches to the shape and color of the patient’s teeth.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
After your tooth is slightly adjusted, the custom-fitted porcelain shells that your dentists have created are bonded to your existing teeth. You may be wondering how such a wafer-thin porcelain shell can withstand chewing and other tasks your natural teeth do. Well, when it is firmly bonded with your tooth, the shell becomes rigidly supported by your existing tooth structure which makes the porcelain incredibly durable.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Most of the obvious cosmetic pros like fixing your smile have already been mentioned, but porcelain veneers offer many other benefits:
- Porcelain veneers replace your damaged enamel.
- They’re easy to maintain—just like regular teeth, all you need to do is brush and floss unless your dentist instructs otherwise.
- They can last for decades when properly taken care of.
- They won’t become discolored.
While your new dazzling smile will impress, there are other factors such as cost to take into consideration. The price of porcelain veneers will vary based on your location, but they are typically more expensive than the alternative, direct bonding. That being said, they are considerably more durable than direct bonding and save you time and money in the long run.
The first step to being comfortable enough to flash your pearly whites is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Porcelain veneers could be the perfect solution for your unique goals!
About the Practice
Indianapolis Family Dentistry has been providing the community with premium dental care since 1985. Dr. Farthing and Dr. Tepner are dedicated to contributing to their patient’s best smile. In addition to custom porcelain veneers and cosmetic dentistry, they also provide comprehensive care for all ages and whole families. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, please visit their website or contact 317-898-3384.