When you see your favorite celebrity smile for a photograph on the red carpet, you have probably admired his or her beautiful white smile. Chances are, he or she had some help with that perfect smile by way of cosmetic dentistry and possibly with porcelain veneers.
These thin pieces of porcelain are applied to the fronts of teeth to camouflage a host of dental issues, leaving you with a perfect, Hollywood-caliber smile.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Because they are made of a thin translucent, shell-like porcelain, veneers look very much like the natural tooth. They are not susceptible to staining like natural teeth.
They can cover up many types of problems, including crooked teeth, teeth that are oddly spaced, teeth that are too short, and teeth that are badly stained
Your dentist will need to prepare your teeth to receive the veneers, so once the veneers have been cemented into place, they are permanent. You will be able to chew with them as if they were not even there.
The Porcelain Veneers Timeline
After your initial consultation with the dentist, where you will decide on how you'd like your smile to look, it will take a week or two before your veneers are ready to be applied. This is because they are custom-made for each patient.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
Taking care of your porcelain veneers is easy. Just brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Your dentist will also suggest you avoid any type of abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching the veneers.
Although veneers are made out of a strong substance, they can be damaged by such things as teeth grinding, so if you suspect you grind your teeth, ask your dentist about a night guard.
Veneers in Charlotte
If you need more information about veneers in Charlotte, call Dr. Harlow to find out more!