It’s hard to project confidence when you are self-conscious about your smile. Stubborn stains, small gaps and even chips in your teeth can prevent you from smiling, or even cause you to hide behind your hands when talking. Luckily, mild cosmetic problems can be addressed with porcelain veneers. In this blog post, Dr. Wayne Sutton of Sonoma Smiles, a premiere dental office in Rohnert Park, describes why veneers are a great option to help many people improve their smiles.
What Are the Perks of Porcelain Veneers?
Many people find that porcelain veneers are an effective way of enhancing their smile in a semi-permanent and non-invasive way. Moderate issues can be corrected without having to go through the expense and healing time of surgery. Here are some of the perks of veneers:
- Instantly hide uneven alignment and spacing of your teeth
- Conceal flaws in the enamel and minor cracks and chips
- Get back a natural-looking, radiant smile
- Maintain bright white teeth for many years to come
How Do Porcelain Veneers Help Your Smile?
Veneers are a great option for people whose teeth are severely stained or discolored. Whitening procedures do not always penetrate deep stains, but veneers fit over the tooth, instantly creating a uniformed smile. Because these thin porcelain shells are attached to the surface of your tooth, they can be fitted to compensate for small gaps and worn down teeth. They are a far less invasive option than implants and bridges, and can address myriad minor cosmetic problems.
How Are Veneers Applied?
Veneers are fitted and applied in a two-step process. At your first appointment, your teeth are buffed to remove a small amount of the enamel. This is to ensure the veneer fits on your teeth naturally, without projecting a bulky appearance. At the same visit, an impression mold of your teeth will be made in order to customize your set of veneers. At the second appointment, your veneer will be bonded to your teeth, in a quick and easy process that promises lasting results.
Not everyone’s smile is suitable for porcelain veneers. A consultation with a dentist will help you determine whether or not veneers are the right option for you. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wayne Sutton, call Sonoma Smiles at (707) 585-2555.
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