Porcelain Veneers at Redmond Way Dentistry
Even after straightening your teeth with braces, you may still end up with uneven spaces due to further changes to your teeth or jaw line. Likewise, lifelong habits of not brushing and flossing as needed and eating and drinking foods and beverages that discolor your teeth may require some sort of cosmetic remedy as well. All your efforts at keeping your teeth feeling and looking healthy may in fact be interrupted if you crack a tooth inadvertently, thus making porcelain veneers a logical alternative to restoring your smile.
The thin porcelain shells that comprise porcelain veneers can effectively conceal unattractive teeth that are improperly spaced, discolored, or cracked once they are applied. Somewhat similar to dental bonding, porcelain veneers are affixed to the front surfaces of teeth. Once the veneer is securely bonded to your teeth, the normally brittle material becomes durable and strong, thus protecting as well as improving the way your teeth look. Far from being experimental or new, the science involved in creating this technology has been well established for several decades.
While porcelain veneers are not appropriate for use with teeth or gums that are decayed or diseased, they may be placed once the unhealthy dental condition is resolved. Likewise, teeth without sufficient natural material or enamel may not be able to hold the veneer, and people who clench or grind their teeth will likely break or chip their new fixture if the clenching or grinding is not addressed first. These often repairable issues aside, porcelain veneers have impressive advantages when compared to other bonding techniques. One of the best reasons for choosing this cosmetic remedy is the realistic appearance that typically results after a successful application. Porcelain veneers are also resistant to staining, which is especially advantageous if you routinely consume beverages such as coffee, tea, or wine.
Contact Redmond Way Dentistry for Porcelain Veneers
As porcelain veneers are best placed over your natural dental material, you may be able to have them applied with relatively little tooth preparation. Accordingly, you may need little more than a dental office visit to have your teeth corrected. Once you consult with your dentist as to their appropriateness and what you can expect as a final result, you may find porcelain veneers to be just the thing to give you the smile you desire.