Summer should be a happy time when you flash your smile at everyone because of all the fun you are having with friends and family. On the other hand, discolored or otherwise damaged teeth could have you covering your teeth more than showing them off. Porcelain veneers are a generally affordable and effective option to get your teeth ready for the summer, and your cosmetic dentist may even be able to have them ready for you in a short amount of time.
The process of applying veneers is minimally invasive with minimal pain. Dr. Michael Sohl will first review the state of your teeth to determine which ones can best benefit from a veneer. Because porcelain veneers are essentially a shell over your real teeth, Dr. Sohl will need to file down the front of your teeth to accommodate the width of the veneer. Once your teeth are properly shaped, the veneers can be applied to each tooth using a special bonding material.
Once they are in place, you should take extra care to follow Dr. Sohl’s instructions to maintain your porcelain veneers. This means brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day and seeing your dentist for regular checkups. You should also be careful to avoid particularly hard or crunchy foods, which could damage the veneers.
Understanding the Benefits
Porcelain veneers are ideal for teeth that are discolored or have cracks or chips in them. The biggest benefit of this procedure is that it restores the appearance of your teeth, granting you greater confidence to smile freely. Because veneers have the ability to cover cracks and chips, they may also lend a bit of strength and support to your teeth, preventing the need for more extensive treatment.