Even the most minor smile imperfections can significantly discourage you. After all, your smile is one of the first, and most memorable, things about you, and it has an undeniable impact on the way the world perceives who you are as a person.
Struggling with cosmetic dental concerns can lower your confidence and self-esteem, and in some cases make you consistently hide your smile instead of wearing it proudly. That’s where veneers come in. Veneers are modern dentistry’s makeup for your teeth, a concealer for smile imperfections both mild and moderate.
They’re a flexible cosmetic dental solution, ideal for a wide variety of dental concerns, including:
Veneers are thin porcelain coverings that go on the front, or outside-facing, portion of your teeth. They are custom designed to seamlessly blend in with the shape, size and color of your natural teeth for a discreet cosmetic improvement that can address a range of smile imperfections.
Unlike other options, veneers can conceal smile imperfections without any need for an invasive, lengthy procedure or unnecessary long-term damage to your natural teeth. To prepare your tooth for the veneer, our dentist, Dr. Roberto Palmieri, will gently remove a minimal amount of enamel from the tooth’s surface.
Prior to permanently cementing the veneer to your tooth, Dr. Palmieri will clean, polish and etch the tooth to allow it to bond better, creating a stronger, more durable attachment. He’ll evaluate the aesthetics and functionality of your veneer to check for adjustments that might be needed to ensure the most natural look, fit and feel.
The ultimate goal of veneers is to shield cosmetic dental flaws and reveal a beautiful, natural-looking smile you can wear proudly. This happens through customization during the design process, which enables the veneer to mimic your natural teeth as closely as possible for an aesthetically-pleasing, functional smile.
Since they match the shape, size and color of your natural teeth, veneers are indistinguishable from the rest of your smile. This makes them a virtually undetectable cosmetic solution that can help you hide imperfections without sacrificing your smile’s natural beauty.
Many people choose veneers to correct the color of their teeth because of staining or discoloration from coffees, teas, sodas, red wines, use of tobacco or natural aging. Porcelain veneers not only address these concerns but provide enhanced stain resistance to keep your smile brighter longer.
Although they’re thin to protect the integrity of your natural teeth, the porcelain used to create dental veneers is strong and durable. Its composition helps make them resistant to chips and cracks, which helps protect your smile from damage for years to come.
Due to their strength and durability, veneers are going to last for up to 15 years with proper care and maintenance. While they do not require any additional care, you should still continue with your regular dental care routine and cleanings with Dr. Palmieri to ensure their longevity.
For a smile you won’t want to keep to yourself, check with Dr. Palmieri about using porcelain veneers so those tooth imperfections will be out of sight.
Contact our office at Palmieri Dentistry to schedule your initial cosmetic consultation today. During this consultation, you’ll discuss your smile concerns and goals, and Dr. Palmieri will evaluate your smile’s needs to determine whether veneers are the ideal solution for you.