Dental veneers have been used to enhance smiles since the early 1900s when Hollywood was all the rage. The elite actors and actresses would get veneers to mask dental blemishes and present a perfect smile on the screen. For decades, this cosmetic treatment was usually limited to the very few and not for the general public. All that has changed now. Porcelain veneers are available to anyone who desires to have a perfect smile.
Over the years, the materials and techniques used in making and placing dental veneers have improved greatly. Veneers are used to cover up mild flaws on otherwise healthy teeth. A wide variety of minor blemishes can be masked with porcelain veneers. Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth can look straight. Small gaps between teeth can be closed by making the teeth look a little wider. Teeth that are too short for facial features can be made to look longer. People with badly discolored teeth that will not respond to whitening can use veneers to make their teeth look whiter and brighter.
Dental veneers are made from porcelain. The thin shells are permanently attached to your teeth, making them look perfect. Your natural teeth are not changed other than being covered with the porcelain. Flaws are no longer visible, and your smile is greatly improved.
Natural teeth are prepared so that the veneers can be adhered to them with a bonding agent. Individuals with good oral hygiene and sufficient enamel on their teeth are good candidates for this procedure. It is important to consider that veneers are a permanent solution to address a particular flaw. While they will last for years, you must also be prepared to replace them at some time in the future.
If you are desiring to have a smile makeover and want your teeth to look perfect, you can schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Antoinette Liles. Contact Mint Dental today to book your appointment.