When it comes to beauty, symmetry matters. Both males and females with symmetrical faces are often considered to be more attractive. The same concept applies to a smile. Having teeth that differ in size, length, and shape can detract from a beautiful smile. The team at Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN understand this, which is why we offer dental veneers treatment. With veneers, we can truly customize each smile for results that are symmetrical, beautiful and natural looking.
Porcelain veneers explained
Veneers are thin pieces of strong, translucent porcelain that very closely resemble natural tooth enamel. The veneers are custom designed and fabricated to fit over the visible surfaces of the teeth to hide imperfections and improve their appearance. Patients can opt to have a veneer placed on a single tooth or all the teeth visible within the smile for a full smile makeover.
The porcelain veneer process
Placing porcelain veneers requires that a small amount of enamel to be removed from the front of the teeth so that they can fit snugly and look natural. The custom-made veneers are then checked for proper size and fit before being permanently cemented into place. In most cases, the process for receiving veneers can be completed in two appointments.
Improve the following characteristics with veneers
- Discoloration – Veneers can address permanent stains and discoloration that does not respond to teeth whitening.
- Shape – Veneers can cover teeth that have become worn down or that differ in shape and size.
- Alignment – Veneers are sometimes referred to as instant orthodontics because they can address minor issues such as gaps, moderately crooked teeth, or uneven spacing.
- Texture – Veneers can hide teeth that have chips, cracks, or other imperfections to reveal a smooth, even surface.
Caring for your veneers
Porcelain is a strong, durable material that can last many years with a little extra care. It’s important to avoid chewing on non-food objects such as pens or using the teeth to open packaging, as this can potentially cause the veneers to crack. If you grind your teeth, a nightguard may be recommended during sleep to protect the veneers from breakage. Teeth with veneers are still susceptible to decay, so it’s also important to continue brushing and gently flossing daily.
Transform your smile today
A new smile could be yours in just a few appointments. To learn more about porcelain veneers, contact Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN today at (765) 358-5868.