Why Veneers for a Better Smile?
Veneers have a long history, dating back to 1928, when California dentist Charles Pincus used them for actors in a film shoot. Over the years, science has advanced, making porcelain veneers the outstanding dental product they are today.
Veneers are thin ceramic, tooth-colored “shells” that are placed over existing teeth to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Porcelain is a very sturdy material that looks and feels like natural teeth, and is strong enough to protect the natural tooth structure from damage. Dental porcelain veneers provided by cosmetic dentists offer an affordable option to achieve luxurious cosmetic dentistry results.
Why do People in Sacramento Choose Veneers?
Cosmetic dentists help people who live in the River City transform their smiles with high-quality porcelain veneers. The most important aspect of this cosmetic dentistry treatment, for many patients, however, is the fact that the costs are often something to smile about too – especially when veneers are used to cover multiple problems, such as these:
- Tooth Discolorations – While professional tooth whitening treatments are highly effective today, there are some discoloration problems better served by porcelain veneers.
- Chips and Cracks – Chipped or cracked teeth often prevent people from smiling altogether. Veneers simply hide the chips and cracks, leaving patients free to smile once again without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious.
- Gaps– Once upon a time, people turned to braces in order to correct gaps between teeth. While there is still a need for braces among some people, veneers is a less involved, lengthy, invasive, and costly option for many people with gaps between their teeth.
- Short/Worn Down Teeth – Whether due to teeth grinding or teeth clenching, some people have uneven teeth in that some are shorter or more worn down than others. Veneers add the length existing teeth may be missing in order to create a more even smile.
Making the Decision to Invest in Veneers
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry advises people considering veneers to speak with their cosmetic dentist to talk about the specific aesthetic improvements they want to achieve with their teeth and their smile.
Because the process of getting veneers is a simple one, though, many find this permanent solution a choice that is relatively easy to make.It generally takes two or three visits to place new veneers, which includes a consultation, preparing the teeth for veneers, and lastly, bonding the veneers to the teeth.
Keep in mind that the American Dental Association recommends avoiding certain food and drinks, such as coffee, tea, and wine in order to avoid discoloring veneers. Drinking these beverages through a straw can help. Most people find this to be a small sacrifice in order to maintain the beauty of their stunning new smiles.
Be sure to book an appointment with your Sacramento dentist Dr. Stefanie Shore for veneers to give you the beautiful, flawless smile you have always wanted.