If your smile isn’t as perfect as you’d like it to be, Smiles Dental may be able to help you with porcelain dental veneers.
So, what exactly are dental veneers, anyway?
Dental veneers are thin shells made from tooth-colored porcelain that are custom-designed to fit over the front surface of a tooth, much like false nails fit onto fingernails.
A veneer is a cosmetic dental treatment that is used to improve the aesthetic appearance of a tooth whose appearance has been affected by decay or injury.
The placing of dental veneers is usually an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth in order to accommodate the shell, without making the tooth feel too bulky.
Porcelain veneers are used to correct slightly crooked teeth; to restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn, or fractured; to close large spaces between teeth; to improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth; or to whiten teeth that are severely stained or discolored.
If you have dental veneers, your dentist may recommend that you avoid certain types of foods and beverages that may stain your veneers. Red wine, coffee and tea are three notorious veneer-staining beverages.
So, if you’ve been meaning to improve your smile, we encourage you to call our office at 253.358.2265 to discuss how porcelain dental veneers can help you feel better about your smile.