It is easy to become fixated on the way your smile looks. Even if others don’t notice, we often hone in on every self-perceived irregularity and flaw. As we notice more and more, it can become overwhelming watching the issues stack up. While this can hurt our self-esteem, there are lots of solutions that can help. Porcelain veneers, in particular, can fix several issues at once, making them one of the most efficient cosmetic procedures your dentist or dentist can provide. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses the ways that they can help.
What Can They Solve?
They are something of a one-stop shop for cosmetic issues. If you have misaligned teeth or large gaps, they can help. When your oral healthcare professional suggests this procedure and you want to move forward with it, they will take precise measurements of your smile and determine the size and placement you need. From there, they craft the veneers using high-quality, biocompatible porcelain. Next, they remove some enamel from your teeth and adhere the veneers to them with a strong bonding agent. Once they go on, they should last for decades with proper care and routine checkups.
Veneers are also used to cover up intrinsic stains. These are discolorations that are deeper in the enamel. Often, teeth whitening — even when it is done professionally — cannot reach the deep stains. Porcelain works well because it sits over your existing teeth and covers up the discoloration. Whether you are using them for this purpose or the ones mentioned above, your dentist or dentist will precisely color match the porcelain to the hue of your natural teeth. This results in a seamless blending and they will be virtually indistinguishable within your mouth.
How Do You Care For Them?
Because the dental porcelain is designed to closely resemble your teeth, you really just have to care for them the way you do your existing teeth. This means brush them twice a day and floss once per day — typically in the evenings. You will want to use fluoride toothpaste to strengthen your enamel, as well. As you should in general, it is also advisable to avoid acidic and sugary foods and beverages. These can weaken your teeth and veneers, as well as cause discoloration. After you undergo the procedure to place them in your mouth, your oral healthcare provider will give you clear instructions on how to maintain them, and they will encourage you to continue coming in for cleanings and checkups every six months. Even though veneers can solve lots of issues, you still need to keep your mouth as healthy as possible, so you can ideally avoid other problems down the road.
Call Us To Schedule An Appointment For Porcelain Veneers
If you aren’t happy with your smile, we are here to help. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, please call Balboa Dental Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, today at 949-630-0143. We look forward to hearing from you.