Real-Life Results: Dr. Asbury’s Porcelain Veneers Transform Smiles
Cosmetic dentistry is a popular field for the simple reason that our teeth are rarely “perfect” from the start. A combination of genetics, habits, and environmental factors leaves stains, cracks, crookedness, and other flaws on our smiles. More often than not, teeth benefit from superficial tweaks. Porcelain veneers make subtle or dramatic changes possible (or anything in between) – and all without requiring significant reduction of your natural teeth.
Exactly what are porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are v-shaped restorations that fit over natural teeth. Veneers can repair teeth on an individual basis, but full sets may be bonded to teeth to bring about a total transformation. You’ll still be able to floss between your teeth, and they will feel and look natural. With time, you’ll forget that there are veneers on your teeth at all – and, even better, they’ll last for decades.
Benefits of Porcelain as a Veneer Material
While veneers may be made of several different materials, Dr. Robin prefers porcelain for its aesthetic superiority. Porcelain’s primary boon is its durability even when incredibly thin. Thus, porcelain veneers are lean but long-lasting. Thinner veneers fit over natural teeth without requiring significant tooth reduction. This allows for a more comfortable, conservative veneer procedure.
Perhaps most exciting is porcelain’s similarity to natural tooth enamel. The material is slightly opaque, meaning it reflects some light but allows some to pass through its surface. This is how natural enamel handles light, and it leads to veneers being indistinguishable from natural teeth. The shade of your veneers will match your surrounding teeth perfectly, leading to a cohesive smile.
Changes Possible with Porcelain Veneers
- Increase tooth length
- Permanently whiten even deeply stained teeth
- Straighten crooked front teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Create a symmetrical smile
- Strengthen sensitive teeth with weak enamel
Dr. Robin will plan your future smile alongside you, so that you may tailor treatment results as a united team. Your teeth will soon be exactly what you’ve always wished them to be – and you’re going to be thrilled. Get in touch with our practice to schedule a veneer consultation; just fill out the form to the right to connect with our front desk.