Your smile is typically the first thing that someone notices about you. If you are self-conscious about your teeth, you may not smile as often as you should. There are a number of cosmetic dentistry options that can help improve your smile, but there is one in particular that can provide the results you may be after — veneers. This treatment is often referred to as the “movie star treatment.” Veneers have earned this nickname because many actors and celebrities have received this treatment to improve their smiles. The telltale sign someone has veneers is a perfectly uniform smile that is bright white.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
This treatment uses wafer-thin sheaths that are attached to the front of the teeth to correct imperfections. Patients love this treatment because it gives a uniform, yet natural-looking smile. Veneers can be used to improve imperfections such as:
- Permanently discolored teeth
- Teeth with chips, cracks, and bumps
- Teeth that are too short or look too small
- Gaps between teeth
The Importance of Caring for Veneers
Just as with anything you want to enjoy for years to come, you have to treat veneers properly. While veneers are durable, they are not indestructible. On average, veneers last approximately ten years; however, they can last longer if they are cared for properly. Veneers can be handled in the same way as your natural teeth. Brushing twice daily and flossing once daily is recommended. It is important to note that veneers can become scratched, so it is important to brush with gentle motions and use a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is also important to note that veneers cannot be whitened, so if you choose to whiten the surrounding teeth, the veneers will always remain the same shade as the day they are placed.
If you are interested in learning more about how veneers can give you a “movie star smile” and to see if you would be an ideal candidate for treatment, be sure to contact our office located in Jacksonville Beach, FL to schedule an appointment. We want to help you get the smile of your dreams that you can’t wait to show off to your family and friends!