A Guide to Porcelain Veneers

Are Veneers the Right Choice For You?

If you’ve been longing to have straight white teeth, then porcelain veneers might be the solution for you. Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain sheets that adhere to front teeth with the help of special dental cement. Porcelain veneers are unique from other materials in that the material resists stains quite well and reflects light just like regular teeth. One of the main reasons why porcelain veneers are the best to improve your smile is because once fitted, they instantly transform your smile – giving it a balanced, brighter, and more natural look.

A healthy-looking, brilliant smile boosts joy and confidence in our patients. Having a perfect, radiant smile can be a game-changer. Wouldn’t it be great knowing that your smile could actually influence the outcome of an interview? What about having a smile that lights up rooms and warms up hearts everywhere you go? A great smile is powerful and presents many possibilities.

If you’re thinking of transforming your smile, chances are you have some question. In this article, we’ll be covering some common questions we’ve encountered about veneers and giving you answers. You too deserve to enjoy some of the benefits a bright, brilliant smile has to offer. Today is the day you start your journey to having a smile that lights up your personality and allows you to stand out everywhere you go.

white teethWhat Are Some of the Problems Porcelain Veneers Address?

When a misshapen tooth causes embarrassment or whitening treatment doesn’t brighten up discolored teeth, it could be time to give your smile a complete makeover with porcelain veneers. Veneers offer immediate cosmetic solutions to some of the most common dental problems including:

  • Size or shape irregularities
  • Uneven or crooked teeth
  • Gaps and spaces
  • Gummy smiles
  • Decayed teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discolored teeth

A stunning smile will also enhance various aspects of your life. Apart from correcting several cosmetic issues, porcelain veneers are also uplifting and will make you feel more confident of yourself. A beautiful smile could lead to:

  • Greater success as a result of increased confidence
  • Contentment brought about by feeling and looking more attractive
  • Powerful first impressions
  • A boost in self-esteem – you become more confident and comfortable in both intimate situations and large social gatherings

White Teeth Stats

According to various studies, individuals with straight, white teeth are thought to be wealthier, healthier, more educated, and more attractive compared to those with poor oral health. For instance, a 2012 published study found that both men and women find white teeth to be more attractive than stained ones. It is also worth noting that most test subjects thought that tooth loss and wear reflected poor oral health. The study also provides proof that most people will consider a person’s teeth when searching for a soul mate.

A different study conducted in 2007 and published by Procter & Gamble found that beautiful, bright smiles do have a considerable impact on professional and social interactions.

Fifty-eight percent of the participants surveyed (online) thought that their chances of getting hired increased after they had had their teeth whitened.

Fifty-three percent of those surveyed believed their chances of getting a more substantial salary would increase after whitening their teeth.

Sixty-five percent of test subjects who’d had their teeth whitened were perceived to be more professional during a simulated job interview.

Sixty-one percent of those participating became more confident in themselves after teeth whitening.

Happiness and health are some of the most attractive qualities in a person. With a beautiful smile customized for your mouth shape and face, your personality will automatically glow and radiate to those near or around you.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Collins Bay Dental patients are always happy once they see the results. There is nothing more exhilarating than getting the smile you’ve always dreamed of, and the transformation always elicits inexpressible joy in those who get porcelain veneer treatment. If how your teeth look has always made you feel uncomfortable, then porcelain veneers may be the answer – they’ll transform your life forever!

There are many benefits to getting porcelain veneer treatment. Here is a look at some of them:

  • An instant boost to your self-esteem, confidence, and happiness
  • A complete transformation in less than three visits
  •  A long-lasting solution
  •  Porcelain veneers address multiple dental issues all at once
  • They are easy to care for

A majority of the patients who’ve come to us to have porcelain veneers fitted have reported positive developments in their lives – from meeting their significant other to job promotions to healthy lifestyle changes. With a new, brilliant smile, you will no longer feel uncomfortable kissing, talking, laughing, or showing the world the sunny side of you.

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Porcelain Veneer Care

Caring for your veneers isn’t that complicated; in fact, it isn’t that different from caring for your natural teeth. However, you will need to make a few minor adjustments. While veneers made of porcelain resist stains, it is vital that you still practice proper care to keep them looking clean, beautiful, and bright and to maximize their lifespan. With proper care, porcelain veneers should last for a lifetime.

Here are some tips on how to take good care of your porcelain veneers:

Brush your teeth with a soft-bristle toothbrush after every meal

Floss regularly

Make it a habit to follow up with your dentist and seek dental care advice if you have any concerns. Generally speaking, porcelain veneers will fit your dental hygiene routine seamlessly.

Who Is the Best Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for anyone unhappy with how their smile looks. Consider veneers if:

  • You have medication-induced teeth stains that whitening can’t remove
  •  You want to solve various dental structure issues such as misaligned teeth, cracks, and gaps
  •  You have mild dental decay
  • You’re committed to good oral care and hygiene
  • Your oral health is excellent
  • You want whiter, brighter teeth but your diet is made up of drinks and foods that stain your teeth like berries, tea, coffee, wine, and other acidic foods

Porcelain veneers aren’t recommended for people with oral health issues like weakened teeth or gum disease. If you need or have had root canal treatment performed on some of your teeth, ceramic crowns might be the best alternative for you.

People who grind their teeth might also not be eligible for veneers. While some of these issues might mean not qualifying for porcelain veneers, you could still have them fitted once the underlying problems have been addressed.

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