How Veneers Can Improve Your Smile
Veneers are one of the most powerful procedures in cosmetic dentistry. They can almost completely transform your smile in just these two procedures. They can improve the appearance of teeth that are:
- Chipped or worn
- Poorly shaped
Not only can veneers treat all these problems at the same time, they often have tremendous benefits over alternatives. For example, while teeth whitening can brighten discolored teeth, the results are limited by your tooth enamel’s natural color, which might be dull. But with veneers, your smile can be as bright as you want. And while whitening fades quickly, needing regular touch-ups, veneers can maintain their color for decades.
Although orthodontics can correct problems like gaps in your smile or crooked teeth, it can take months to complete, but veneers are often called “instant orthodontics” because they give results in just weeks.
How Veneers Work
Veneers are facades of advanced ceramic that fit over the front and sometimes the top of your teeth to create a new, more attractive front of the tooth. Drs. Skowronski and Katynski have completed several hours of continuing education in the field of cosmetic dentistry. They have mastered the technique of “minimal prep veneers” which are designed to fit over your teeth without preparation.
The typical veneer process involves a consultation about your cosmetic goals. We will then utilize our Trios 3-D scanner to fabricate a digital impression which will then be used to custom make you a trial smile. The trial smile will give you a preview of what your smile has the potential to be.
Benefits of Veneers
When you choose veneers, you get the benefit of their advanced materials and design. You’ll enjoy their:
- Natural appearance
- Stain resistance
- High durability
- Long life
Modern dental veneers are the most attractive and natural-looking cosmetic restorations available. Most people won’t know that you have veneers; they’ll just compliment you on your beautiful smile. The advanced ceramics shed stains even better than natural teeth. They’re also resistant to acids, which helps them stay beautiful, and they’re strong enough to stand up to all the same forces as your natural teeth.
This means that they can last for decades. However, we recommend using a bruxism appliance to protect your veneers from clenching and grinding, which can damage them as it can damage your natural teeth.
Considering Porcelain Dental Veneers?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile and wish you could change everything about it, veneers might be right for you. Please call (586) 977-8413 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Skowronski at Skowronski Family Dentistry in Sterling Heights, MI.