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Precision Smiles: The Art Of Porcelain Veneers

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Smile makeover procedures are increasingly popular in modern dentistry since they are painless and affordable to camouflage several dental imperfections. Among the many procedures, porcelain veneers are often preferred to revitalize your smile. 

Grand Haven dental care practices several smile enhancement procedures such as porcelain veneers with state-of-the-art technology to provide long-lasting results.

What is a porcelain veneer?

Porcelain veneers are thin laminates or coatings of superior quality that snugly fit your tooth surface. These tooth-colored aesthetics coverings are customized according to the shape, and size to form protective laminates.

Porcelain veneers are made up of ceramic, and once placed, the strength and resilience they offer are similar to the tooth enamel. 

When are porcelain veneers used?

Porcelain veneers are popular smile enhancement procedures that are often recommended for the following conditions:

  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Teeth that appear smaller than their normal size
  • Diastema (space or gaps between the teeth)
  • Slightly crooked and crowded teeth
  • Tooth discoloration that does not improve with teeth whitening
  • Misshapen teeth 

How are porcelain veneers fabricated?

During the first visit, your dentist will:

  • Evaluate your teeth and surrounding structures to ensure they are healthy.
  • Inject a local anesthetic (a numbing agent) in case of severe tooth sensitivity to ease discomfort.
  • Scrape out an adequate amount of the enamel layer to prepare the tooth for veneers.
  • Record oral impressions and send them to the lab for veneer fabrication. 
  • Provide temporary veneers until you get the permanent ones.

During the second visit, your dentist will: 

  • Remove the temporary veneers, clean your teeth, and apply a bonding agent on the prepared tooth surface.
  • Place the permanent veneers and polish them before you are sent home. 

Post-procedure care 

  • Brush, and floss your teeth twice daily 
  • Limit teeth-staining foods like berries and drinks like wine, coffee and tea
  • Visit your dentist at least once in 6 months for oral exam and professional cleaning

Do veneers offer any benefit?

Porcelain veneers offer several advantages, making them the most desired smile enhancement laminates. Veneers: 

  • Are tooth-colored and aesthetically superior 
  • Easily blend with your natural teeth
  • Involve a simple fabrication procedure 
  • Are stain and fracture-resistant 
  • Offer excellent durability
  • Have a long lifespan ranging between 10 to 15 years 
  • Do not require any extensive maintenance
  • Are cost-effective and affordable 

Takeaway 

Your smile is an essential aspect of your overall appearance and facial aesthetics. This can greatly boost your confidence and overall personality, helping you enhance your social relationships. And the most easy way of achieving a sparkling and healthy smile is through porcelain veneers. These are great options to show off those pearly whites.

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