The point of cosmetic dentistry is to improve your smile’s look, and in the quest for smile perfection, porcelain veneers have gained an impressive amount of fame. While not every celebrity has professionally enhanced their smile’s appearance, many have, and Dr. Nicholas Cain offers the same cosmetic procedures the stars have received, including porcelain veneers.
What is a Veneer?
By definition, a veneer is a thin, decorative covering made from different materials, depending on its purpose. Dental veneers are crafted from lifelike dental porcelain, which is semi-translucent, like tooth enamel, and layered to reflect light like your tooth’s natural covering. Each porcelain veneer is custom-designed to mimic a specific tooth’s size, shape, and color, then bonded to the front of that tooth to conceal cosmetic blemishes that might require more complex procedures to treat.
Smile Makeovers with Porcelain Veneers
The beauty of dental veneers, besides their lifelike appearance, is the fact that your teeth don’t require much preparation to receive the thin porcelain shells. Before bonding them to your teeth, Dr. Cain will remove a small amount of surface enamel to accommodate the veneers. 3D images of your mouth and teeth will be sent to a trusted dental lab to create your veneers precisely to your specific measurements. Minimal preparation and maximum cosmetic appeal make veneers the preferred choice of treatment for a number of different situations, including;
- Cracked teeth
- Severely stained teeth
- Slightly crooked or misshapen teeth
- Multiple teeth with a variety of different imperfections
Are Veneers the Right Choice?
Though widely diverse, porcelain veneers aren’t always the right choice of treatment. For instance, if your teeth are just stained, then professional teeth whitening can brighten their appearance without having to sculpt your teeth at all. If your cosmetic blemishes are the result of an underlying infection, like a cavity, then you may require a dental filling or root canal therapy (depending on the cavity’s severity). To determine whether or not veneers are the right solution for you, Dr. Cain will perform a comprehensive examination, as well as a personal consultation to discuss your exact expectations and goals.
About Your Gary, IN Cosmetic Dentist:
As a native of northwest Indiana, Nicholas Cain, DDS, is dedicated to providing excellent cosmetic, preventive, and restorative dentistry to the community that raised him. To schedule your family’s next dental appointment, call Healthy Smiles today at 219-938-2637.