Part of general dental care isn’t just making your smile stays healthy, but also making sure that it looks the part so you can show it off confidently to everyone you interact with. That’s the point of custom cosmetic dental treatment; to help bring out your smile’s natural beauty in a conservative manner that also helps promote its long-term oral health. With porcelain veneers, many patients can enjoy a conservative, but complete, smile makeover, transforming their smiles significantly with much more minimally invasive treatment than they might have expected.
Do veneers really look lifelike?
Porcelain veneers are crafted from high-quality dental porcelain, which is custom-tinted to match the specific color and shade of your healthy, natural tooth structure. In addition, veneers can also closely match the way in which your healthy tooth enamel reflects light. Like enamel, the porcelain is semi-translucent. When layered to just the right degree, it can recreate the specific shine that your healthy tooth enamel provides when you smile. Together with highly detailed and precise measurements and design techniques, the realism of dental porcelain helps ensure that your veneers will be nearly indistinguishable from your healthy teeth.
Are they really minimally invasive?
Not only do porcelain veneers closely mimic the appearance of healthy teeth, but also help keep teeth healthy by minimizing the entire treatment process. Porcelain veneers are super thin, usually less than 0.5mm thick, and placing them only requires sculpting a small amount of enamel from the front a tooth’s surface. The minimal tooth preparation helps ensure that you retain a maximum amount of your tooth structure, which helps keep your tooth strong and healthy for life underneath the veneer.
How many veneers can you have placed?
The good news about porcelain veneers is that, because they’re placement is so minimally invasive, you can have one or several of them placed with equal convenience. In fact, because of their minimally invasive nature and highly lifelike appearance, porcelain veneers are often recommended as complete smile makeovers, or to simplify a smile makeover plan by accomplishing most of it in just a single procedure. After a comprehensive examination, we can help you determine if one or multiple veneers are appropriate for improving your smile’s appearance in a comfortable and conservative manner.
Learn if you can benefit from porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are becoming an increasingly more popular solution for improving smiles that exhibit multiple different kinds of blemishes. To schedule an appointment, call Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.