If you’ve been wishing that your less-than-perfect teeth could really give you reason to smile, you’ll be happy to know that there are relatively easy ways to cover those imperfections and get the smile and beautiful teeth you’ve always dreamed of. One of the simplest ways to do so is to invest in porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

This cosmetic dentistry option is non-invasive and can be completed in just two office visits. The veneers transform your smile by covering the existing exterior enamel surfaces of your teeth with a thin layer of porcelain. By doing so, you can hide cracks, chips and discolorations.

The first thing you’ll need to do is to discuss this option with your dentist to see if it’s the best way to enhance the look of your smile. Then if it is, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth so the veneers can be fabricated to precisely fit your mouth.

At this time, you will also be able to choose the color of your new tooth exteriors. If you are having an entire span of teeth done, you can make your teeth whiter and brighter just by choosing a brighter shade of porcelain. If, on the other hand, you are just getting a single veneer or two to cover an existing imperfection, the color of the veneer can be matched to the existing color of your teeth for a seamless fit.

Once your veneers have been completed, you’ll make a second trip back to the dentist’s office. At this visit your veneers will be checked for size and fit and your tooth’s enamel will be prepared to accept the adhesive that will permanently hold the veneers in place. The porcelain is so thin that you should barely notice a difference between your natural teeth and the teeth covered in veneers.

Care for your new teeth will be very similar to what you would normally do to keep teeth clean and healthy.  You’ll brush at least twice a day, floss daily and avoid biting on hard objects, such as pens and ice. Your dentist may recommend a non-abrasive toothpaste or brush to better protect the finish of your veneers, but the material is strong and should handle most anything your natural teeth can handle.

So, if you are looking for a simple way to get rid of unsightly chips, cracks and stains, it may be time to talk to your dentist about whether porcelain veneers are right for you.  This cosmetic option has transformed the smiles of thousands of Americans and continues to bring beautiful teeth and smiles to the faces of many dental patients.

For more information about porcelain veneers, contact Park Dental Care in Astoria, Queens at 718-274-1515.

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