Dental imperfections like tooth discoloration can occur for several different reasons and negatively impact our lives. If you lack confidence because of teeth imperfections, porcelain veneers may be the solution you need. A Designing Smiles, we know how important your smile is to you. Porcelain veneers are a reliable cosmetic procedure that conceals dental flaws. If you’re ready to make aesthetic improvements, Dr. Apel and his team have the experience and expertise to help you perfect your smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells made from dental-grade porcelain rather than the more industrial kind used in bathroom fixtures. These custom-crafted shells are designed to cover the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers effectively control dental imperfections and enhance your smile’s aesthetics.
Additionally, these coverings are securely bonded to the front of your teeth. They are usually applied in pairs, with the quantity required to achieve your desired smile ranging from as few as two teeth to encompassing all the teeth in your smile zone.
What Veneers Address
Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry solution that can address several dental issues, including:
- Discoloration: Veneers can mask stubborn stains and discoloration that do not respond well to teeth whitening treatments.
- Chips and cracks: They can repair and conceal minor chips, cracks, or fractures and restore the tooth’s appearance.
- Gaps and spacing: These veneers can close gaps and correct uneven spacing between teeth, creating a more uniform smile.
- Misalignment: They can improve the appearance of slightly misaligned teeth, providing a straighter look.
- Size and shape: Veneers can alter the size and shape of teeth, making them more proportionate and harmonious with the rest of your smile.
Porcelain Veneers: Made for You, Not Bathtubs
The porcelain used for veneers differs greatly from those used for bathtubs or trinkets. Here’s how:
- Composition: Dental porcelain is specially formulated for biocompatibility and aesthetics. It closely mimics natural tooth enamel’s clarity, color, and sheen. In contrast, bathtub porcelain is designed for durability and resistance to water.
- Thickness: Dental veneers are thinner, typically measuring between 0.3 to 0.5 millimeters in thickness. Bathtub porcelain is considerably thicker to withstand the weight and pressure of water and human use.
- Application: Veneers are meticulously customized and bonded to individual teeth by skilled dental professionals to create a seamless and natural appearance. Bathtub porcelain is applied to the entire surface of the tub during manufacturing.
- Function: Dental porcelain is meant for cosmetic and functional purposes. It improves both the appearance and functionality of teeth. Bathtub porcelain primarily serves functional purposes as it needs to withstand wear and tear in a wet environment.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer numerous advantages that make them a popular choice for enhancing smiles:
- Natural appearance: Porcelain resembles natural tooth enamel, providing a lifelike and aesthetically pleasing result.
- Stain resistance: Veneers are highly resistant to staining, allowing you to enjoy a bright and vibrant smile for years.
- Conservative treatment: They require minimal tooth reduction compared to restorative options like crowns.
- Quick transformation: The veneer placement process is typically completed in just a few appointments, providing quick and dramatic results.
- Durable and long-lasting: Porcelain veneers can last for a decade or more with proper care, which makes them a cost-effective investment in your smile.
- Versatility: Veneers can address multiple dental issues simultaneously, offering a comprehensive smile makeover.
Contact Us Today to Perfect Your Smile!
Dr. Apel and the experienced team at Designing Smiles are experts in crafting beautiful smiles using porcelain veneers. With years of expertise and a commitment to patient satisfaction, they can help you perfect your smile.
Transform your smile with porcelain veneers at Designing Smiles. Schedule your FREE consultation now and discover the power of a beautiful, confident smile.