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A great smile can be a real asset, improving our confidence and giving an impression of health, happiness, and success. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many people are turning to cosmetic dentistry to transform their teeth and achieve a perfect Hollywood smile.
Dental veneers are a successful cosmetic solution for addressing teeth that are badly aligned, discolored, damaged or severely decayed. Dr. Sam and the team at Premier Dentistry in Sherman, TX recommend porcelain veneers as a simple and quick way to get a perfect and white smile.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-made porcelain shells that cover your teeth to enhance the color and shape of your smile. Each set of veneers is uniquely designed for each patient so that when they are placed over the teeth, they create a uniform look across the entire smile. The porcelain can also be created in varying shades of whiteness, making veneers a popular choice when whitening treatments using bleaching agents fail to produce the desired result.
Why do people choose veneers?
Dental veneers can be used to improve the appearance of the teeth, in cases where the patient wishes:
- To hide teeth that are fractured/broken, chipped or damaged in some other way.
- To eliminate gaps between teeth.
- To level the thickness of teeth to give them a more uniform appearance.
- To improve on the whiteness of teeth.
How are veneers fitted?Dental veneers are bonded to the enamel on the outside of your teeth using a special dental adhesive. Before they can be attached, Dr. Sam will need to shape down some of the natural enamel on the front of your teeth so that the veneers sit flush over the top.
The entire process to fit the veneers usually takes less than two hours, and when you leave our offices, you'll be excited to showcase your new smile!
What are the benefits of veneers?
Aside from the initial cosmetic benefit, dental veneers have a number of other advantages. These include:
- Strength. Veneers help to reinforce the existing enamel on the front of your teeth.
- Long-lasting. Veneers are bonded to your natural teeth using a permanent adhesive. While they can be removed if absolutely necessary, it is not recommended.
- Stain-resistant. One of the biggest benefits of porcelain veneers is that they are very stain resistant to the tannins found in common foods and drinks such as coffee and red wine.
Considering Porcelain Veneers?If you clench your jaw or grind your teeth at night, Dr. Sam will probably recommend getting a bite guard. This will help to protect your veneers from damage caused by your subconscious actions.
It is also important to remember that veneers are similar in strength to natural teeth. If you partake in habits that harm your natural teeth, you should avoid them with veneers. Avoid biting your nails or using your teeth to cut or open things, otherwise, they could become damaged.
If you are less than satisfied with the appearance of your smile, Dr. Sam and our experienced team of dental professionals would be pleased to help you. With the skill and experience to deliver first-class cosmetic dentistry here at our offices in Sherman, TX, Dr. Sam and the team can transform the appearance of your smile and give you the confidence to change your life. Make an appointment at our offices today, call 903-708-6400.