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Porcelain Veneers: How To Improve Your Smile?

Veneers are one of the best and most effective ways to improve your smile, allowing you to transform a set of damaged, cracked, or discoloured teeth into beautiful white ones. While veneers are relatively expensive compared with other dental solutions, such as crowns and bridges, they provide a natural aesthetic and will look and feel natural.  

In Australia, two common veneer types are available: composite and porcelain. This article will focus on the latter. Porcelain veneers are super strong, durable and long-lasting, putting the beauty back into your smile for years and even decades. So what are porcelain veneers, why do you need them, and how do they improve your smile? 

What Are Porcelain Veneers? 

In short, porcelain veneers are thin shells of material that cover your existing teeth. They are made to fit perfectly over the teeth below and designed to look, feel and function as if they were real, focusing on a neat and tidy aesthetic. 

While porcelain’s composite cousins are more affordable, they don’t last long: five years, maximum. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are significantly more robust, and it’s not uncommon for them to last upward of 10 years. 

When Do I Need Porcelain Veneers? 

If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth and find this is affecting your self-esteem and confidence, veneers are an excellent solution. Essentially, porcelain veneers are for you if you have dental issues, including: 

These are all valid reasons for considering veneers. Veneers aren’t designed to replace teeth; for that, you’ll need dental implants. Veneers act as a solid covering for aesthetics and function. Please note that for severe damage or decay, veneers may not be suitable as a certain level of existing tooth is required for veneers to fix. 

How Porcelain Veneers can Improve Your Smile 

There are many ways that veneers improve your smile. They provide a natural aesthetic and have your teeth looking untouched and natural. Here are four amazing ways porcelain veneers bring your smile back to life. 

Fill Gaps 

If you have misshapen or undersized teeth, veneers fill the void and give the impression of a beautiful set of full whites. Not only will this keep your set looking full, but it will reduce areas where bacteria grow, helping to prevent gum disease. This will help you avoid the negative effects of poor oral health, such as bad breath and oral pain. 

Cover Cracks & Chips 

Similar to gaps, cracks and chips in your teeth can impact your appearance. It’s disheartening to look in the mirror and be greeted with a large crack in your front tooth or a large gap every time you smile. No one wants to feel upset or self-conscious when they smile. However, veneers cover cracks with stunning, natural-looking teeth instead. In addition, cracks in the teeth are also areas in which plaque and bacteria build-up. 

Provide Natural Aesthetic 

Porcelain veneers are specifically designed to look and feel natural. If you never said otherwise, no one would know you even have them. When you book your first dental appointment for veneers, your dentist will take a mould of your teeth, and your veneers will be designed to match the colour and tone of your existing teeth. If you’re wondering how to improve your smile and want to take the first steps in getting veneers, contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

Discolouration of Teeth 

It just happens. Over time, our teeth become yellow due to drinking things such as wine and coffee and making poor dietary choices. Even with a combination of a great diet and rigorous dental hygiene routine, our teeth are subject to a lifetime battering. While excellent dental hygiene will contribute to the longevity of your teeth, there’s only so much you can do to keep your teeth china white. Veneers eliminate this issue and cover discoloured existing teeth with perfect-looking whites. 

How to Improve Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers 

It’s no doubt how advantageous porcelain veneers are to your smile. With complete function and a  natural aesthetic, porcelain veneers are an excellent long-lasting cover for teeth you’re dissatisfied with. They fill gaps, cover cracks and reignite the spark to your smile. If you’re considering veneers, contact us today and discover your next steps. 

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