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Enhancing Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are majorly used to enhance the look and health of the teeth. They can help whiten dark yellow stained teeth or even tetracycline-stained teeth. In addition, porcelain veneers assist in improving the shape of one’s teeth by making lengthened, shorter, fuller or less full etc.  The shape of the teeth can as well be improved, making them straighter, shorter, rounder or bolder. Most times, it is however difficult to differentiate between Porcelain Veneers and natural tooth because they look completely natural. Whatever the requirements of the patient, Art of Dentistry’s porcelain veneers can be an efficient cosmetic solution that will last for a long time.

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of heat-fired porcelain that is specially designed to fit your teeth, regardless of size and shape. Because porcelain veneers are separately bonded to the teeth, the patient can brush and floss without fear. The restored teeth will look whiter, more improved than natural teeth.

Non-Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain veneers is a non-invasive, no tooth grinding type of cosmetic dental procedure that guarantees a long lasting result. Non-invasive Dentistry can help preserve the natural structure of the patient’s tooth. A protruding tooth may require some surface grinding to make the teeth look even again. Patients can get whiter and permanent teeth without having to use bleaching agents which not only jeopardize the tooth structure, but also make the teeth insensitive to sweet, temperature and fruit juice.

Less Tooth Sensitivity

The non-invasive porcelain veneer adds a new layer of porcelain to the already existing tooth. As a result, the tooth becomes less sensitive and whiter as well as maintains a natural look. The additional layer of porcelain helps to protect all the sensitive areas of the tooth. The thin porcelain veneers require the expertise of a highly skilled dentist. If handled by an amateur dentist, you run the risk of ending up with undesirable results. With porcelain veneers, patient can enjoy an attractive smile and become more sociable.

Traditional Porcelain veneers

In order to guarantee optimum space for the porcelain, the traditional porcelain veneers requires the tooth to be reduced by about 1mm. The tooth is grounded with the aid of a dental drill. Traditional veneer is ideal for those with “buck teeth”, as it helps keep them back in shape. The advantage of the traditional veneer is that the porcelain is thicker and so can better conceal dark colored tooth than the thin variants. However, the downside is that the natural and healthy tooth has to be grounded away. To ensure that the teeth do not become too sensitive after grounding owing to loss of the natural tooth structure, it is imperative to seek the services of a professional cosmetic dentist.

Cosmetic dentistry covers a wide range of areas and features tha the conventional dentist. For this reason, cosmetic dentist requires years of training and skills to efficiently carry out this procedure. Be selective when it comes to choosing the right dentist. Ask about pictures of previous works and ask questions to determine how good he is at the job.